First Ever Community Gardening Volunteers Map Launched
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is launching the first-ever, easy-to-use web page for people looking to get involved in community gardening activities.
The site, at www.rhs.org.uk/getinvolved, features a map showing volunteering opportunities around the country. Nearly 15,000 groups and schools involved in RHS Britain in Bloom, RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood and RHS Campaign for School Gardening are included and they are always looking for volunteers. The site will also enable individuals to directly e-mail whichever group they would like more information from and with which they may wish to volunteer.
“We are launching this site on the 23rd of May in time for National Volunteers’ Week, which is being held at the beginning of June this year,” says Stephanie Eynon, RHS Community Horticulture Manager. “We receive many requests from members of the public and our own members looking to use their gardening and other skills to benefit their community. This site will help them, and anyone else, find RHS community gardening groups close to their homes where they can get involved.”
She went on to say “This is, I believe, the first-ever electronic gardening volunteering service in the world. Gardening is continuing to grow in popularity and we have noticed a significant increase in interest in both the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign and the RHS Campaign for School Gardening."
Article posted on 05 Jun 2011.