Renfrew Association of Growers and Gardeners
Can you help us make our dreams come true?
Renfrew Association of Growers and Gardeners (RAGG) is a new community group, which has received Big Lottery funding to create a community garden in Broadloan, Renfrew. Not a traditional allotment project, the intention is to create a community owned and controlled space which offers opportunities for all, regardless of ability, skill, income and will provide support to allow the less able to participate.
A team of consultants has been commissioned to help with the training and development of the organisation, marketing and promotion of the garden, creation of systems and procedures for its long-term management.
However, the workload involved is quite considerable for this small group of volunteers. They are keen, therefore, to attract assistance over the next few months from a few experienced individuals who can contribute some time and energy to realising the plans to create a truly inclusive community asset.
RAGG is currently seeking volunteers to help in a number of ways:
- To join the Steering Group and assist with the development of the organisation and realisation of its goals – this would suit anyone who has some committee experience and some skills in leadership and management of community projects and has a few hours to spare every month.
Note: you need not live in Renfrew to help in this way.
- To become a volunteer and take part in the many activities required to support and maintain the garden – the opportunities range from horticulture and general garden maintenance (training will be provided) to assisting less able folk to providing web and social media support.
Note: volunteers must be Renfrew residents