Learn to grow food to sell locally and run an organic garden. Growing Communities is a social enterprise based in Hackney. We run a weekly Organic Fruit and Veg Box Scheme, the Stoke Newington Farmers Market and three Urban Market Gardens. We are recruiting four volunteer Apprentice Growers. The apprenticeship runs from April to October, one and a half days a week, with additional monthly evening tutorials. Afterwards we may be able to offer some apprentices the chance to grow their own produce on our Patchwork Farm of small sites in Hackney.
We are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn about growing food in a sustainable way, and who enjoy working outdoors and cooperating with other people. We particularly welcome applications from sectors of the community at risk of social exclusion. Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 13th February. To apply please download the application pack attached, or go to the Jobs page on our website: www.growingcommunities.org.