When We Need You
From 16/07/2012 onwards
The Midlothian Community Hospital Gardens (MCHG) is an NHS Lothian initiative with a mission to make opportunities for good food and healthy lifestyles available to local communities. Services include: •Gardening: growing and eating local food while building community and developing skills. •Walks, workshops, events, and a range of activities which encourage healthy eating and promote social inclusion. •Advice and support for those trying to improve their lives or the lives of others through the provision of good food and good health. The MCGH is for anyone who enjoys gardening or being outside. There are jobs to suit all abilities from: building rabbit-proof fencing; sowing, weeding and harvesting vegetables; constructing raised beds; tree and bulb planting. In due course there will be fresh vegetables to take home. We are open to: individuals; community, school and corporate groups; NHS patients and staff; third party charities; people experiencing physical or mental health problems.
MCHG is an NHS Lothian initiative with a mission to make opportunities for good food and healthy lifestyles available to local communities.
•Gardening: growing and eating local food while building community and developing skills. •Walks, workshops, events which encourage healthy eating and promote social inclusion. •Advice and support for improving lifestyle through good food and good health.
Skills & Experience
No gardening experience required. Parts of the garden are wheelchair accessible, with raised beds, and suitable for all abilities. Help and support provided with all tasks. Opportunities to work alone or as part of a group.
Midlothian Community Hospital 70 Eskbank Road Bonnyrigg Dalkeith EH22 3ND Buses: LRT 39 from Dalkeith LRT 40 from Penicuik or Portobello / Musselburgh LRT 49 from Edinburgh Car: Hospital on A6094, opposite Mayshade Garden Nursery
Unless accompanied by an adult.
Induction/Training, Informal Chat
Training and Induction Details
All volunteers are given a tools and site safety talk. On-going training on wildlife, gardening and support on a daily basis to carry out gardening tasks.
Conservation / Gardening
Sport / Outdoor activities
Frequency & Commitment
Volunteers can commit as much or as little time as they like/can manage The gardens are open to anyone to enjoy occasionally or on a regular basis.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Midlothian Community Hospital
70 Eskbank Road
Contact: Daisy Muir
Tel: 07772 886 746