Click here to see a slideshow, which was shown at the Mencap AGM 2017 as part of the Community Opportunities Project (COPS), to an audience including the Mayor of Barnet.
The Community Plot was created by volunteers, starting in 2016, a group of 12 people with learning disabilities, began to create the Community Plot, with support from the Royal Mencap Society, and funding for materials, from Postcode Lottery. We have continued through 2017 with a COPS Group (Thursdays) and a maintenance volunteer group on Tuesdays.
Our biggest challenge so far, was putting up our polytunnel. Our next challenge is to complete work to make the plot more accessible, with raised beds and paths. We had funding for materials from Barnet Giving, and most of the work has been completed, fitting around the busy growing season.
We welcome volunteers who would like to help out on the Community Plot. You will benefit from being outdoors/ learning or developing gardening (or carpentry) skills, and will take home produce in season!
To find out more, register with Volunteering Barnet : volunteeringbarnet.co.uk or go to the Volunteer Drop-in on Wednesdays 2-4pm at the Arts Depot in North Finchley.
You can also volunteer through Active Volunteering Barnet 020 8364 8400 EXT. 247 // 07506 845 985 OR EMAIL