A team of seven volunteers from Domestic & General (D&G) Brighton office assisted a local community food project in preparing the ground and polytunnel for the winter onset.
The volunteer team worked for a day within the Whitehawk Community Food Project in Brighton, which provides food for the local community, including elderly, disabled and low-income families. Discovering the amount of hard labour it takes to maintain the 250m2 allotments, the volunteers were able to appreciate how the food they eat is produced.
Team leader Emma Riley said: “We never realised how much land and hard graft you need to sustain one person’s normal diet. Growing food is a long process we all should appreciate more. We’ve been digging vegetable beds and clearing land for a whole day, it’s been fun and invigorating but hard work – and we’ve only scratched the surface.”
D&G runs regular volunteer days within the communities in which it has offices. Employees sign up for any projects they are interested in and groups spend a day out of the office helping local not-for-profit and charitable organisations.