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Vegetable Team 

Our Mr Tinklin's Garden is full of delicious vegetables grown by Suzanne (our lead vegetable gardener), with Alice (our lead gardener), and their service users. The vegetables are harvested by the team, put in the shop to sell, and used for creating the dishes in our cafe! This has created a sustainable system that has contributed to benefitting the environment. 

Perennial Team 

Our Perennial Team are a lovely bunch who pot up our plants, maintain them, and put them on the flower beds for customers to buy. 

Garden Team 

Our garden team maintain the borders, as well as general hedge and general garden maintenance of the site. 

Herb Team 

Our herb team have produced 50 varieties of herbs, that are all potted up, maintained, and put on the beds ready for customers to buy. 

Tree Team 

We have two tree teams: one in North Cave and one in Pocklington (Wilberfoss). 
So far at our Pocklington Site, our team has grown 150,000 trees and 25,000 Phragmites, which will benefit Yorkshire conservation schemes! 
Back at Mires Beck, our Tree Team have grown 125,000 cell-grown trees, which are rapidly filling the compound! Our team is now ready for the big sales season ahead in the Winter period. 

Wildflower Team 

Our Wildflower Team pricks wildflowers out, puts them in root trainers, and prepares them for orders from businesses and other people. If you would like to contribute to helping the environment, this is a great way to do it! 
Our Wildflower Team has pricked out 20,000 wildflowers. 

Cafe Team 

Our Cafe Team bake and create meals for customers, staff members and volunteers, as well as serving, cleaning and tidying away to make the kitchen a safe working place. 

Estate Team 

The Estate Team maintain the site, including filling pot holes, mowing our fields, clearing pathways (including the woodland walk), and lots more! 

We The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 

We were the first charity in East Yorkshire to be awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. 
 
For the Queen's Jubilee next year, we will be celebrating 10 years of being a Queen's Award volunteering service! 
 
Every year, an organisation gets awarded for the work of their fantastic volunteers through the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). QAVS are equivalent to an MBE, which is the highest awards given to voluntary groups, and they are deemed to be awarded for life. 
 
To be awarded this amazing award, the voluntary service must be nominated by a member of the public with a good knowledge of the group's work, and be able to send two letters of support from two other people who also know the group very well. 
 
For the public to nominate the voluntary service, the service: 
Must be made of at least 3 people 
Be based in the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands 
Been in operation for 3 years or more 
Have over half its volunteers eligible to live in the UK 
Be led by volunteers 
Provide a specific and direct benefit for their community 

Volunteer Roles at Pocklington Tree Nursery 

We are growing nut trees in Wilberfoss (near Pocklington) for the county's woodland creation schemes under Trees for Climate, More Hedges projects, and essentially, the Northern Forest. 
 
All seed grown trees are produced at Mires Beck North Cave. 
 
The main volunteering roles at our Pocklington site are: 
Carrying trees 
Compost work 
Sowing nut trees 
Pricking out phragmites 
Maintaining trees and phragmites (such as watering) 
Moving trees to the outside compound 
During winter - grading trees and phragmites to go out to sale 
Planting 140,000 trees and 50,000 phragmites 
Interacting with trainees (option to either work by yourself or work with our service users) 
 
If you are interested in helping out, please email volunteering@miresbeck.co.uk 

Volunteer Application 

To apply to be a permenant volunteer with Mires Beck Nursery, you will need to download our word document application form, fill it in and return it to us. However if you wish to help out only occasionally at weekends and events, or in answer to a Facebook call for help, we can accept volunteer support when our service users are not present without having to apply to work alongside them. In this case any enquiry should be directed to anna@miresbeck.co.uk. 
 
All the information in the application form will be treated with the strictest of confidence. All parts of the form require completion. 

Volunteering & Event Support 

We are always in need of volunteers. We require a range of skills not limited to the following: 
 
Help to support staff looking after our service users 
Help to prepare wholesale garden centre orders 
Nelp with plant 'pricking out days' 
Manning events 
Help to make wood craft for retail 
Help to maintain boundaries and gardens  
Help our carpentry team to build structures around the nursery to serve the operations 
If you would like to get involved please download our application form and contact us. 
 
Our events schedule is planned each autumn for the following year. We often require people to help us with set up and facilitating. These are volunteer one day requests rather than regular volunteering and can offer vital work experience with a charity. Please watch this page for opportunities to get involved. 

Testimonials 

Hear from Rachel, who has recently volunteered at our wonderful, peaceful nursery, and see how much she enjoyed it by clicking the button below: 

Corporate Funding 

Here at Mires Beck Nursery, we welcome all businesses the opportunity to take part in corporate volunteering. We would really benefit from your skills, expertise, and people power that can help to build our charity. There are always projects to get involved in and right now our main projects are: 
Building the Mires Community Barn for a nature learning and rural craft centre 
Planting of a further 2,000 trees to help the woodland expansion project 
Build of new shade hall for plants for shadfy areas 
Wood preserving all the fences and benches on site 
Multiple ongoing seasonal horticultural tasks to aid production 
If you are interested in taking part in one of these projects please Contact Us. We will provide you with a Corporate Funding Workpack that gives you more information on and associated costs, what to do to take part in any of these projects, as well as how the day will be planned.  
Our recent volunteers had an amazing day with our teams and service users and we can certainlu guarentee your employeees will experience a great sense of satisfaction and purpose in helping our charity.  
 
 
 
“Visited for the first time today and found myself in plant heaven! What an amazing place, friendly staff, a fantastic array of plants at great prices and brilliant charity work too! My new favourite place. I’d recommend anyone with a love of gardening to visit!” 
 
K Robinson 
 
 
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