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Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Growing Support May 3. 0 Replies

How You Can Help Tackle Social Isolation in Your CommunityRecent research shows up to 50% of older people living in care never go outside and they are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness…Continue

Mini community garden in Watchet

Started by charles birch. Last reply by Mrs Susan Calvo Oct 12, 2016. 1 Reply

On the 14th. of march we set up a very small veg. bed. see U tube" admirals corner incredidible edible"on the17th. of June we harvested the potatoes. they were first 'Earlies' and made just over 21…Continue

job opportuntiy

Started by Alison Hayward. Last reply by Alison Hayward May 30, 2015. 1 Reply

South somerset Mind (Yeovil) is looking for a horticultural therapist for the Vanessa project.The role is paid for 6 hours a week at £10 per hour.  Please phone Gill on 01935 474875 for further…Continue

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Surplus Produce

Started by David Croxton. Last reply by Caroline Lewis Sep 25, 2014. 10 Replies

As part of our InQEDible Edible Project, and as a member of the Incredible Edible Network, we are not only looking to grow crops on spare land in our local communities, but also to persuade our local…Continue

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Could you be a host farm for the Soil Association Future Growers scheme?

About the scheme:

The scheme is designed to develop new skilled growers through a combination of on-site learning on a host farm with mentoring, further training and resources provided by the Soil Association. We have over 500 potential trainees and apprentices keen to find a placement and are now taking applications from farms to host a trainee or apprentice in 2014.

Our current hosts tell us they benefit from committed and passionate staff, bringing fresh ideas and energy, who have the potential to become valuable long term team members.

Both schemes involve a work placement (paid by you according to national minimum wage standards) and mentoring with further training and resources provided by the Soil Association. This table shows what is expected of host farms.

 

Future Growers

Traineeship

Apprenticeship

Length of paid employment

6 months minimum

2 years

Mentoring

2 hours a month

4 hours a month

                                                                          
Guide to being a host farm
– the attached guide has all the information you need to find out being a host farm.

Apply now to be a host farm with this link to the application form.

Deadline We recommend that you get your application to us as soon as possible, for our spring 2014 intake.

Find out more:

Some of our hosts are happy to talk to you about their experiences:

·         Hilary Chester-Master, Abbey Home Farm t: 01285 640 441 e: hilary@theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

·         Nathan Richards, Troed y Rhiw Farm t: 01545 560 475 e: nathandetroit63@hotmail.com

·         Pete Richardson, Coleshill Organics (past host) t: 07821 403 739 e: Petewestmill@gmail.com

Please do not hesitate to give me John Rose ring on 0117 914 2442 or email jrose@soilassociation.org if you are interested in participating in the scheme.

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