Volunteers at the Tree Life Centre have had a new cabin and outdoor kitchen built for them.
A new cabin and outdoor kitchen has been built for TCV’s volunteers at the Tree Life Centre, a community tree nursery and growing project based on Grimsbury Farm in Kingswood. The cabin will provide a welcome place for volunteers to take breaks and for learners enrolled on Horticulture qualifications to carry out their work. This really positive news comes after a series of unfortunate events, including some really bad spates of vandalism, during which the project had a minibus burnt out, the potting shed burnt down, the staff office set alight and the greenhouse badly vandalised. The Tree Life Centre is a really attractive and productive community growing project and the new cabin is a brilliant addition. Western Power Distribution helped to fund the construction work so a huge ‘Thank you’ is owed to them.
“The cabin looks really great and will make a nice change from shivering around the fire when we take our breaks!” Sean, Tree Life Centre Volunteer.
The Tree Life Centre is an inclusive project, involving volunteers from many different backgrounds, including people with learning difficulties, people with experience of mental health problems, people who are unemployed and looking for new skills and work experience, young people, older people and everyone in between! The volunteers grow trees and plants which are available for sale to help support the project.
“The Tree Life Centre is a brilliant project, which provides people with the opportunity to learn new skills and allows them to carry out work which benefits and improves local green spaces and the environment. It’s a place where people and nature meet and matter. The new cabin will provide the volunteers and learners with a great shelter and meeting space before they carry out their voluntary work. I’d like to thank Western Power Distribution for their financial support, which has helped to give us a great new home!” Ben Hall, Project Officer.