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Trainee Garden Volunteers - APPLICATIONS CLOSED


This season we are looking for two volunteer trainees for our garden!

  • Herb trainee (Mondays)
  • Kitchen garden trainee (Thursdays)  

Work with the Castle garden team, learn to manage a productive and fun food growing project and grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for a commercial kitchen and café.

Since September 2009, The Castle has been working to develop the one acre green space surrounding the building. This has been an exciting project with the vision to create a productive mixed use garden based on the principles of permaculture design.  We grow fruit, vegetables and herbs for the Castle kitchen, café, make herbal tea blends and herb products for our shop. The space around the front has outdoor boulders and is landscaped and planted with hedgerows, trees, herbs and fruit.

We are looking for two enthusiastic people who are keen to learn about community food growing projects, growing food in a sustainable way, and who enjoy working outdoors and cooperating with other people & the Castle Climbing Centre. A great opportunity to learn and work around adventurous people!

The placements run from beginning of April to the end of September 2018, one day a week - Mondays for herb day, and Thursdays for fruit and veg. Both roles will involve learning to manage volunteers, they can sometimes cross over and there will be opportunities to assist in other garden maintenance tasks and getting involved in some garden events.  There will also be a chance to also attend tutorials and training in urban food growing.

How to Apply:

Email us with your CV and covering letter, or email for more details. Please put in the subject heading whether you are applying for Herbs (Monday) or Fruit & Veg (Thursdays).     

Closing date for applications: 5pm Sunday 4th March 2018
Interviews: Week commencing 19th March

Please read the job pack for more information. 

See the Garden page for more information and like our page on Facebook.