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& get healthy


We are building up a regular volunteer team at our Dagenham Farm - you can volunteer with us every Wednesday from February to December and drop-in to the farm every Sunday from April to the end of October. It's a great way to find out more about growing food using organic techniques, improve your growing skills or just get a bit of exercise in the fresh air. And volunteers can take part in a tasty shared lunch on Wednesdays made from farm produce.

When: February to mid December: Every Wednesday 10am to 3pm. 

From Sunday 8th April 2018 to end October 2018: Every Sunday drop-in session 11am to 3pm. We also sell plants and produce at the farm on Open Farm Sundays. 

How: Any new vounteers for the Wednesday sessions  must attend an induction on the farm at 11am. If you miss this slot we'll ask you to come back the following week. Once you've completed the induction you are welcome to volunteer with us for the full day, 10am to 3pm, in future weeks. You can drop into the farm on Sundays for as long or as little as you like between 11am and 3pm. Please make sure to wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing. Please note seasonal opening dates.

Who: Everyone is welcome to volunteer but any volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. * We now have bee hives on the farm, our bees are working hard - making honey - but if you have a bee allergy please let our staff know in advance of visiting the farm and bring your epi-pen with you.*

Where: Growing Communities Dagenham Farm, Luke Allsopp Square/Central Park Nursery, Rainham Road North, RM10 7EJ. The farm is signposted from Luke Allsop Square and from Central Park, opposite the Rugby Club.


We look forward to welcoming you to the site.

For more information please email us.