ID: 123828

Take a healthy dose of nature - Green Gym Ryde

Environment & Conservation One off - a few hours Ryde NSW

About this opportunity

Green Gym is a free program for anyone aged 50-80 in practical conservation that aims to improve health, well being and create vibrant community spaces. It’s outdoors, it’s fun and you’ll be learning new skills, meeting new people and giving back!

A typical Green Gym session goes for 3 hours and will involve a warm up activity to get you ready for the day and a cool down after your session. You be guided in practical conservation and gardening work such as planting and potting, collecting seeds, watering, harvesting food, mulching and much more.

A delicious and healthy morning or afternoon tea is provided, and engaging conversations encouraged.

We also encourage you to come along once a week to feel the full benefits of the program.

'The Habitat' - Ryde:
The Habitat is a volunteer run community initiative that incorporates a native plant nursery and a community food garden. It is run in partnership with City of Ryde council and encourages locals to learn something new, meet new friends, share their knowledge and do something which will help the local environment.

You will be helping to maintain and harvest sustainable gardens which incorporate habitat plants as well as and food plants. The plants grown can be donated or sold to local bushcare sites, schools, members of the community to help increase the native biodiversity in the area and create habitat havens in the area.


Additional requirements

Please wear sturdy shoes/boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. Hats, sunscreen, and water are a must.

Time Required

3 hour sessions: Morning: 10am - 1pm Afternoon: 1:30pm - 4pm

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Sport & Physical Activity
Training

No prior experience required. All training provided on site. Volunteers will be taught skills in gardening, permaculture, plant identification and gain experience in a working nursery environment

Reimbursement

n/a