Wooden sign reads: Welcome to community garden

Kent Community Oasis Garden: Restoration volunteers needed!

The Kent Community Oasis Garden is a growing space project jointly run by the University of Kent and East Kent Mind. The garden aims to promote good mental and physical health for everyone who visits and volunteers at the space.

The project is based at the Canterbury campus on the Crab and Winkle pathway north of Parkwood. Over the past 18 months the garden has been mostly closed due to the pandemic however, we are hoping to relaunch the space in September and open it fully to students, staff and community members.

However, we need your help! We are looking for some keen new volunteers this summer to help us restore the site to a useable and maintainable growing site before the new term and there is lots to do!

If you are a looking for something to get stuck into being newly back on campus, or will be staying on site over August, we need some extra people to help us install a new rabbit proof fence, build a new composting area, and battle with the weeds!

We are open every Wednesday from 10:30am – 1:30pm where a small group of existing volunteers will be able to welcome you to the project and get you started. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh air, exercise, and meet some new people at a valuable project.

If you would like more information about the project you can visit https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/kentcog/ or email kentcog@kent.ac.uk. Please also feel free to just turn up on a Wednesday!