Apprentice news

2014
In june we said farewell to Will who finished his two years in what seemed like a flash to us, and next week (august 2014) we will also bid adieu to Al, who has been on the farm for over 2 and a half years. They will both be much missed and we thank them for their dedication to the garden and their monthly appearances in the shop on a saturday too!
Looking forward to seeing where they will settle and use their abundant growing skills.

Jolke is now our senior apprentice and we welcome Jamie who is in his first year now.

2013
Will and Al are now into their second season here on the farm and after a hard last summer are now reaping the rewards of their hard work and better weather! That is one of the reasons it is so good to do two full seasons on one holding, life can vary so much for a grower from year to year. Jolke has joined the farm as our third apprentice this year.

2012
Good luck to Lizzie who has just finished her 2 year apprenticeship here.
She is off travelling and wwoofing in India to start with before starting some growing related projects maybe in her hometown of Birmingham.

2010/11
Mike has now finished his apprenticeship, as all our apprentices we will miss him greatly but wish him all the best as he trains to teach primary kids.
we are very proud of Kate and Laura who have finished their two year apprenticeships here now and are moving on...
Kate has a new job at River Cottage garden, so you might see her on the television soon! Having done such a great job on the flower project here with me last year she is going to be doing one day a week here whilst her base is still in glos. keeping th patch on the straight and narrow.
Laura has been chosen as head grower for the new CSA in Norwich, and we wish her much luck for such a challenging job.
Aimi and Becca (who was our very first apprentice) is now running a box scheme in Kinsale - Will and i went to visit last week and were well impressed although the very nature of growing veg means they work 24/7 for many months of the year.

If you know anyone interested in learning to become a vegetable grower the soil association apprenticeship scheme might be just the thing for them.

 

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