Volunteer opportunity: Saunders Park Community Orchard Wednesday 19th January 2022 PM

 Registration is closed for this event

Wednesday 19th January - Saunders Park orchard 1.30 - 4pm

Join us at Saunders Park Community Orchard where we will be working in a tucked away community orchard adjacent to an incredible, edible, award winning community garden. Task for the session is to plant 8 trees extending the existing orchard and adding to the garden. Expert tree planting knowledge will be imparted ensuring trees are planted in a way that they are most likely to thrive. The work is very physical and will involve using post drivers and spades.

** Covid 19 - You must NOT attend this event if you or a member of your household has had symptoms of Covid-19 within 10 days prior to the session or had a positive test for Covid-19 within 10 days prior to the session or have been advised by Test and Trace to self-isolate. We strongly advise following B&HCC advice and have regular lateral flow tests.
In order to help manage the session safely we will have a limited  number of volunteer places for this session and registering via the link below is essential. Please don't turn up without registering - people who turn up without registering will be turned away, sorry! Please travel to the session as safely and responsibly as you can. We will be operating a social distancing policy and other Covid-19 measures according to government guidelines and you will be fully briefed by your team leader. **

Your host

Stephan Gehrels supported by Community leader Rosie Lindford

When you register you will receive an email which will give you his contact phone number in case you need to call on the day.

Practical stuff

Please bring:
• Food and drink to sustain you for the session (packed lunch, snacks, flasks, water etc). 
• Dress for the weather (warm layers & woolly hat / waterproofs & wellies)
• Sturdy footwear
• Gardening gloves/clothing suitable for outdoor work

Come prepared for physical work and bring sturdy gloves, footwear and work gear to protect against weeds that sting, scratch and have nasty sap. 

There is a café adjacent to the orchard. There is access to the café toilet during opening times. Check their website for details on food & opening times https://www.lazfood.co.uk/

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership run an edible community garden in this little-known space. Rosie runs regular work days for volunteers on Wednesdays. Check their website for details: https://bhfood.org.uk/directory/saunders-park-edible-garden/

Please note that for all the activities all children under the age of 18 and people with support needs must be accompanied by a parent/carer who is responsible for their supervision, safety and any medication needed.


Meet in the orchard next to Shabitat, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4AE. https://w3w.co/span.broom.shield

Entry from Lewes Road: Once outside Laz’ Café, head up the steps to the upper level of the park and the orchard will be in front of you

Entry from Hollingdean Road: follow the path past the dog walking area (on your left) and the community garden (on your right). The orchard will be on your left past the garden and pond.
Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/m3aYwmVRyJF8As2U6
What3words: https://w3w.co/thigh.silver.motion

If you get lost, give Stephan a call!

19th January 2022 1:30 PM   through   4:00 PM