Be a green volunteer

Volunteer groups from, QBE insurance and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs joined local residents at a recent volunteer day at Slade Gardens. Top: filling raised beds with soil dug from new ponds (below)

Volunteers are already at work in Brixton’s Slade Gardens after it became one of a handful of local city greening projects to get significant funding from the London mayor’s Greener City Fund.

The Slade Gardens rejuvenation project will develop the popular adventure playground site at Slade, off Robsart Road  and just behind the Brixton Road, with an “edible playground” and wildlife ponds to host workshops for local children and the community.

The project is still looking for volunteers for building and planting days.

By working with the community to grow food and flowers, Urban Growth, based in Impact Hub, Brixton, and The Slade Gardens Community Play Association intend to improve wellbeing and to increase biodiversity at the site, as well as up-skilling and supporting residents into training and paid employment.

Contact for details on volunteering.