we are recruiting horticulture trainees

We have recently expanded our allotment project to include a neighbouring plot which we will be turning into a dedicated kitchen garden. We are looking for two committed trainees who want to help us develop this project. We are looking for people who can commit to two days a week for the duration of the growing season (February – September). The trainees will gain valuable experience in food growing and social and therapeutic horticulture (STH). This is a great opportunity for people interested in food growing, horticulture, community gardening and disability support work. The position is voluntary but we are able to offer travel expenses and cooked lunches.

Our award winning allotment project is well established, we have been working on it for over ten years. The site features polytunnels, a greenhouse, pond, fruit cage, geodesic dome, composting toilet and raised beds. We grow food to cook in our kitchen at our centre. We usually grow more than we can eat fresh so we store a lot of fruit and veg frozen, dried or preserved. We also run veg and plant stalls when we have a surplus. We work to organic standards and incorporate elements of permaculture and biodynamics into our growing.

This opportunity requires no prior experience. The ideal candidates will be planning to gain the necessary experience to work in a horticulture setting and/or to support people with disabilities.

If you are interested please contact Ed Harkness using the button at the bottom of the page.

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