Many hands make light work! That couldn’t be more true when it comes to finishing big gardening jobs.
Whether you’re digging a new vegetable patch, planting a tree or overhauling your whole garden, a neighbour lending a helping hand can go a long way.
Setting up a local network for keen, seasoned and budding gardeners to help each other with gardening projects and organise to swap and borrow tools is a brilliant way to get everyone’s gardens in great shape.
While you’re at it, why not start a community gardening initiative?
A few keen gardeners
Green space for gardening
Read: How To Approach Your Neighbours
Read: Getting Cocooners Involved
We’ve put together some tips to help you make this happen in your neighbourhood, read them all here!
Reach out to your neighbours
Start a gardening skill share group on WhatsApp or Facebook and invite your neighbours to join.
For older people and cocooners who may not be online, pass a flyer with information about the project through letterboxes locally.
Get sharing & gardening together
Once your group is up and running, invite people to message into the chat about the tools they own that they would be willing to share with other gardeners.
Encourage people to use the group whenever they’re working on a project that they need some help with. Focusing several people’s efforts on getting bigger jobs done in one garden at a time can help the neighbourhood’s gardens flourish!