Growing Youth is a training and work experience scheme developed by Edible Estates to involve young folk in the construction of our community growing projects. The programme is centred around joinery, landscaping and horticulture. The scale of the Growing Youth programme is dependent upon funding and interest from young people; at times we may run several teams across the city, or we may have one or two volunteers working informally with our community gardeners. We try to attract a mix of genders and ages into the programme.
Life Experience, Health & Wellbeing
Growing Youth seeks to broaden the horizons of participants, where possible getting them out into the countryside, provide a positive and enjoyable experience including physical activity/exercise and learning opportunities, educate about nature and horticulture, and generally improve the health and wellbeing. We seek to raise awareness and teach skills in growing and cooking healthy and affordable food, improve inter-personal skills, confidence and an opportunity to explore future life goals.
Growing Youth provides training and work experience in horticulture and landscaping. Whilst participants may not necessarily wish to develop a career in horticulture or greenspace, we would hope that during their time with us they will gain skills and experience which will be valuable in a wider context. We engage with each participant to offer guidance and support in identifying and achieving their life/employment goals; providing a positive training and work experience to build participants confidence.
If you are interested in setting up or participating in a Growing Youth project get in touch.