Update on Volunteering in the Parish
Published: 20 November 2019
After a break over the summer, our volunteer group is back active again and spent a day in early October hedge-laying on Jersey Farm Woodland Park. We have a different project in the diary for the first Sunday of every month - if you are interested in volunteering in our open spaces please let me know in the office, and I will add you to our mailing list.
We cover many essential jobs, from pond clearing to vegetation management. It is a sociable and rewarding way to get more involved in your local area – you will also be rewarded with teas, coffees and homemade cakes!
To any budding gardeners out there, you may be interested to know that after the success of our upcycled vegetable garden outside Marshalswick Community Centre as part of our involvement with Sustainable St. Albans, the Parish Council has decided to expand the initiative and create a permanent community garden in this location. We will be starting this coming winter by creating four raised beds to grow vegetables, herbs and bee attracting plants.
There are many recognised health benefits to communal gardens – providing fresh food, relieving stress and loneliness through communal gardening, creating an opportunity to learn and share gardening and cooking ideas, community building, and enhancing our environment. We are excited to welcome members of the community to join us in the venture and would love to hear from you if you are interested.