Volunteering is ‘Blooming Good for You’

July 27, 2015

Ansa’s Waste Reduction Volunteers are extremely excited to be working in partnership with CVS Cheshire East at the RHS Tatton Flower Show for the first time this July. Their garden, in conjunction with ‘Knutsford GROW’ will be looking to inspire volunteering as well as help to promote our local voluntary and community sector in the ‘Blooming Beds’ section of the Show.

As the theme of this section of the show will be ‘Plant Hunters’, the design of the garden will include the use of edible plants and will be used to showcase some of what community groups and volunteers across Cheshire East can achieve. Gardening and being outside in the fresh air is a fantastic way to boost both physical and mental health and volunteering is a great excuse to do this whilst helping others at the same time!

As well as the obvious fruit and vegetables, there are also many different types of edible plants such as daylilies, lavender, gladioli, yucca, cornflowers and even the humble daisy can be used to brighten up a salad.

Nicola Cooke, Volunteer Champion of CVS Cheshire East said: “We are really proud and excited to be a part of the RHS Tatton Flower Show this year as it's such a high profile event right in the heart of Cheshire East. It also gives us the perfect opportunity to talk to the general public about the way they can give their time to enhance their local community.”

The Waste Reduction Volunteers teach people about the benefits of home composting and food waste reduction. They help to run roadshows at fairs, festivals and events, help to deliver workshops in schools, and give talks to community groups – all while being part of an active and social team of like-minded people.

If you think you have the passion to become part of our team, please get in touch with the Waste Reduction Volunteer project co-ordinator at: lynne.humphries@keepbritaintidy.org or find us on Facebook.