Growing Activities Leader

Through our EU & Cornwall Council funded project we are offering supported placements to come and learn a range of practical food-related skills here on the farm; from plant-to-plate! We will help you to develop the ‘work-ready’ qualities employers are looking for and we can assist with applications for work or college. No fees, no previous experience necessary, full training will be given by our super-friendly Tutors. Support with childcare and travel may be possible. Call us for details!

Who Can Take Part & When?

You must be not currently earning, of working age (18-60ish) and living locally (includes St Ives, Carbis Bay, Ludgvan, Gulval, Penzance, Newlyn, Porthcurno, Sennen, St Buryan, Sancreed, St. Just, Pendeen, Newmill, Madron, Morvah, Zennor and settlements in between!). This project suits people from a wide range of backgrounds; people who are mid life and looking for a new career, recent college leavers and graduates looking for practical experience, people with anxiety or learning difficulties, people who are more practical by nature and may not have any formal qualifications.

The training takes place on Tuesdays & Thursdays for 11 weeks with follow-on support for 3-6 months afterwards. We are accepting applications now for our next course starting on 27th January 2022. Contact us for an informal chat or to arrange a visit or a taster session in December or January before deciding whether to commit.


* building raised beds * soil preparation * sowing * propagation * planting * watering * weeding * harvesting * clearing * principles of food security * conservation & sustainability * tree planting & tree care * fencing construction *


* food prep * hygiene * measuring * cooking * serving * preserving * healthy eating * cleaning *


* sorting * weighing * packing * stock-taking * till * customer service *


* mentoring support * goal setting * CVs * applications for jobs / courses * introductions to college & potential employers *

Quotes from previous Trainees


Contact Katie to find out more about this, and other opportunities at Bosavern.  
Tel: 01736 272367
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The Growing and Empowerment Project at Bosavern is funded by the European Union with support from Cornwall Council

European Union
Cornwall Council