Gardening support

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Location: Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road, London, NW10 2JE (see map)

Travel: Dollis Hill station. Meyrick Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Planting up new garden areas and taking care of them over the next 15 to 18 months.
  • Looking after five “Quadrat” areas where new ground treatments are being tested, from wild flowers to bird-friendly aggregates, ground-hugging green plants and an area where pesticide use has been stopped and now requires weeding by hand.
  • Assisting in seasonal gardening tasks throughout the year, providing extra resource to the work of the existing staff grounds team. This may include planting, sowing, tidying, weeding, dead-heading, pruning, sweeping, mulching, feeding, watering and clearing away trimmings.
  • Installing bird and bat boxes and insect hotels.
  • Helping to evaluate the project’s effectiveness by monitoring and recording the development of newly planted and Quadrat areas for their ease of maintenance and impact on nature conservation. Monitoring paperwork and cameras will be provided and volunteers will be trained on how to evaluate progress.
Orange roses with background of gravestones and grass.

Orange roses with background of gravestones and grass.

What impact will this have?

  • Increasing bio-diversity at Willesden Jewish Cemetery.
  • Making Willesden Jewish Cemetery a greener and more beautiful place to visit.
  • Helping to conserve a special place of historic interest for the future.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • The gardening team will meet up to once a week for up to three hours for either a morning or afternoon, depending on seasonal need. There will also be occasional longer planting sessions which may be a full day’s work.
  • Applicants should be available to volunteer on a regular day from Sunday to Thursday each week, preferably with some flexibility. You should be available to start from mid-August.

Expenses

  • Travel expenses will be repaid for travel within 10 miles of the site.

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Creative
  • Practical
  • Gardening
What skills can I gain?
  • Creative
  • Photography
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Practical
  • Gardening
  • Outdoor work
  • Professional

Training

  • A full induction to your role, including how to safely use equipment will be provided before you start your role.
  • You will have the opportunity to sign up for further optional training and development sessions about wider aspects of the project.

Location

Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road, London, NW10 2JE

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