This season our Garden is looking for two volunteer trainees:
Monday: Herb trainee
Thursday: Kitchen garden trainee
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.
About the trainee scheme:
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 2017, 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. More information can be found in our job pack.