Work Experience for Young Gardeners

Horticulture project for 16-24 year olds


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People aged between 16 - 24 years old are invited to get involved with a unique gardening project called 'Growing Space' taking place on Friday afternoons at the Young Adults’ Centre, Southall.

Between May and September, London-based charity, Green Corridor, will work with local young people to transform the garden at the rear of the building. The plan is to change the space from its existing lawn and shrubs into landscaped allotments.

In return for their work, the volunteers will have real work experience to add to their CVs and also have the opportunity to gain a formal horticultural qualification. The project has just started and those interested can drop in between 1pm and 3pm on Friday afternoons all through the summer to find out more about what is involved and to join in.

Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “This new project is a great way for local young people to try their hand at horticulture. With their help, we want to transform the space behind the Young Adults’ Centre into a thriving garden and allotment for the people who use the centre to enjoy.

“In return, we will help volunteers to take their first steps into a career in horticulture with a formal qualification on offer as well as the chance to learn practical work and life skills to boost confidence and self-belief.”
Sessions will run every Friday at the Young Adult Centre: Park View Road, Southall, UB1 3HJ. To find out more, contact Esmay Bear or Jeff Campbell

To find out about other projects and activities for young people in Ealing, view here


26th May 2015

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