|Organisation:||Tamar Grow Local CIC|
|Location:||Tamar Grow Local HQ, Unit 7-9 Pannier Market, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7AD|
We are looking for volunteers to assist us to grow fresh produce at specific plots in the city and the Tamar Valley to help improve access to locally grown fruit and vegetables. Our growing mentor volunteers will work with and support groups of other growing volunteers to grow fresh produce. A proportion of this produce will then be collected and given to people who need it via organisations like Plymouth Foodbank or in some cases, door to door delivery. Training for the volunteer mentors will be provided as required, and expenses reimbursed in full.
Tamar Grow Local (TGL) is a 'not for profit' Community Interest Company (CIC) set up on co-operative principles for the benefit of the community.
This structure allows trading and has the ability to create a number of more specialist co-operative ventures under its umbrella to meet demand. The area covered is the Tamar Valley, which includes the market towns of Tavistock, Launceston, Callington and Saltash.
Our activities focus on three main areas:
- Community - Providing opportunities and support for local people to grow their own food including allotments, growing plots and orchards.
- Education - Raising awareness of the benefits of local produce and the unique market gardening history of this area.
- Commercial - Working with commercial growers and supply chains to increase the availability & consumption of local food and produce.
We are an umbrella organisation which supports various community and commercial projects and enterprises including:
Allotments, Orchards, Apiaries, Livestock Co-operatives, CSA's, Community growing projects.
We are also home to a number of other projects which in turn support these community groups and other food producing businesses, including:
Local markets, Food hubs, an equipment bank, and SailTrade - a project exploring low carbon distribution and transport using the Tamar River.
We work with other local organisations and businesses to achieve this as well as developing our own projects for sustainable production.
You will be volunteering across the city, and depending on where the sessions are delivered from e.g. school settings, there may be a requirement for a DBS check.
Informal discussion, DBS Check