Triangle Community Garden

Triangle Community Garden

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Environment
  • Gardens and parks
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The Triangle Garden is a community garden open to people of all ages and abilities in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Our vision is for a community where people feel happier and more fulfilled through a connection with the natural world and an understanding of our place in it.

As well as offering volunteering opportunities and holding community events, we provide supported land-based opportunities for people of all abilities to improve their health and resilience, self-esteem and well-being, life skills and independence. Alongside this we actively nurture a connection with nature and the process of gardening, with all the therapeutic and restorative benefits that have been shown to bring.

 

The Triangle Garden is one of several spaces we manage for and with the community. We also have a number of allotments, a forest garden and a small community building, with potential for further expansion in our local area.

We are a small organisation with four part-time employees delivering our services. As such this role will need to pivot between being ‘hands-on’ as well as strategic.

Activities

We aim to bring people of all ages and abilities together, to enjoy the benefits of community gardening and strengthen our connection with the natural world.

Our activities include:

  • Community gardening, forest gardening and permaculture in practice. 
  • Community events, talks, walks and workshops focused on local resilience, bringing people together, discovering wildlife, and learning about food growing, gardening and low impact living.
  • Social, therapeutic horticulture and health/well-being projects for people with learning disabilities: Growing Ability, Growing Gang and Growing Health.
  • New Shoots - a new project aimed at improving physical health and wellbeing and reducing social isolation in our community

No current opportunities

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