No apologies! This page is “lifted” straight from the Todmorden web site. We are nowhere near this level yet, but take it as a statement of intent of where we want to go. So if you can help in any of these, get in touch!
Want to be Incredible?
Our growing community needs you
If you can, cook, grow, work with children, sew, administrate, do IT, are a tech, can write, design, make people feel at home, are good with poultry.
Whatever skills you have, you can be incredible
All Incredible Edible community volunteers are unpaid, but having a “volunteer at Incredible Edible North Hampshire” on a CV can help when applying for paid work; that makes it win, win all round, so come and join us.
Some of the things you might like to volunteer for are-
Consummate Composter We need you to help make compost in the many community compost crates around town. This means chopping up the material in the crates and picking out rubbish, litter and such; and incorporating muck which needs to brought from stables (probably less than once a month). Do you know someone with stables who needs to lose their muck?
Your own loppers and secateurs, large fork and shovel would be really helpful. This would only take a couple of hours per session but would be a massive help.
To find out more call Bob on 07909 541145.
EggHead no, no checks on IQ but we are looking for someone to co-ordinate the Every Egg Matters group. Part of our campaign is to make every egg a North Hampshire egg. We need display materials updating/creating to promote this; a group co-ordinated to promote this campaign further and raise awareness; chicken champions who can advise others about keeping chickens; building hen houses; encouraging back yard chicken keeping; exploring models for small business around local eggs
Communicator someone to join Steve and Bob gathering campaign stories; recording people’s experiences; creative ways of documenting the journey of Incredible Edible North Hampshire¬ (film/multi -media)
News Letter Editor a writer to start our incredible monthly news letter, to create the style and format.
IT Buff to help with web sites reasonable knowledge of IT needed. -training in our site format given
Tech Guru nerd needed for help with all things computer related, sorry no training for this, but you may need to train us.
Primary School Champion someone with knowledge of schools to support Primary schools in their growing and their Food Agenda. This person to also sit in on the Learning group
Pre School Group Organiser someone to facilitate/co-ordinate with pre school groups at the Sunday. To organise fun activities for little ones around food and growing. Part of this could be linking in with over 50’s who could teach little ones about growing
Apprenticeship Advocate someone with knowledge about apprenticeships who can help form the Learning Group and help with pulling an apprenticeship scheme together with local businesses.
Over 50’s Growing Guru to help establish the Learning Group. Yes it should be a comfy seat! To share knowledge and skills with young people/ community groups?
Small Business Promoter to act as a link and support/ promotion for small local businesses either already set up or wanting to set up. Facilitate focus group for local producers
Events Organiser someone to co-ordinate community events
Trainer/Tutor willing to share skills, informally or formally with others about growing/ cooking/baking /producing food.
Promoters people willing to stand on stalls at public events promoting Incredible North Hampshire training provided
Display Bod to create and set up and organise displays for stalls and events.
Fund-raisingers to come up with imaginative and exciting ways to bring in funds.
Apothecaries Herbalist and herb specialists and anyone else with a working knowledge of herb growing, to help form our Health Centre Growing team. Especially needed is someone to co-ordinate information and displays for use within the health centre, to educate about the Apothecary garden.
We just need lovely people, leaders, folk who are, caring and passionate about the planet, this may be YOU.
So want to join the the fun and be part of the Incredible Team? Just give Bob or Steve a call.
This is just the beginning of a list, all ideas, suggestions welcome just send them to Bob.