The Growing and Empowerment Project at Bosavern is funded by the European Union with support from Cornwall Council

Since January 2021 we have had EU & Cornwall Council funding to offer supported placements for local, unemployed and economically inactive adults to come and learn a range of practical food-related skills here on the farm; from plant-to-plate! This project has helped c.35 people to develop the ‘work-ready’ qualities employers are looking for and we have assisted with numerous applications for work, college and volunteering placements.

FOOD GROWING

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

COOKERY

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

RETAIL

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

JOB-SEARCH

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

Katie

Contact Katie to find out more about this, and other opportunities at Bosavern. Training@Bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk  

Tel: 01736 272367
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Twitter: twitter.com/BosavernFarm

What do previous trainees have to say?

“The biggest challenge was committing to the course from the start; after that I was fine.”

“We receive an amazing level of support. I go home all fired up talking about it. My family are all so pleased I’m doing this.”

Contact Katie to find out more about this, and other opportunities at Bosavern. Training@Bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk  
Tel: 01736 272367
Follow us on Youtube, Facebook, LinkedIn and twitter.com/ BosavernFarm

 

Food for thought!

“Everything here was new to me. I’m getting more confident about facing challenges. I’m learning a lot. I’m proud of myself.”

“I’m learning that it’s not the be-all and end-all if something goes wrong; it’s more about how you’re going to fix it.”

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