Free growing training

By Richenda Wilson | January 13 2020

Free growing training

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    Want to polish up your food-growing skills?

    Growing Communities is an award-winning social enterprise based in Hackney. We run a weekly organic fruit and veg box scheme, the Growing Communities farmers’ market and a Patchwork Farm in Hackney, made up of several small urban market gardens.

    We are currently recruiting three urban trainee growers. The (unpaid) traineeship will involve learning all the different aspects involved in growing vegetables with a particular emphasis on salad leaves. These traineeships are aimed at people who want to develop their food-growing skills. Trainees will work alongside the grower, learning all aspects of running our urban market gardens. The traineeship involves one day a week. In addition there will be monthly evening tutorials. The traineeship lasts for six and a half months, from the second half of March until the end of September.

    If you would like to apply, please follow the link below. Please make sure you fill in all parts of the application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 3 February and we will let applicants know by Friday 7 February if they have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place on Thursday 13 February. The traineeship will begin week commencing 23 March.

    Download the job description, application form and recruitment monitoring form from the Growing Communities website:

    Most people who have done the training in the past have gone on to paid jobs in food growing or related fields.

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