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Stepney City Farm
Stepney City Farm E1 3DG
Unpaid Traineeship Volunteer Part-time
Stepney City Farm wishes to recruit six trainees for its volunteer Food Growing Trainee programme. We seek enthusiastic adults who enjoy working outdoors and with other people, and who are keen to gain the knowledge and experience of growing sustainable food in the community. This is an exciting opportunity to acquire practical horticultural skills that could lead to paid employment or further training.
All trainees will be required to commit to volunteering at Stepney City Farm for one day a week (every Wednesday, 10am-4pm) from April to September 2019, plus attending four evening training sessions (dates tbc).
Working alongside our two experienced horticulture grower-trainers, trainees will learn all aspects of running an urban market garden, plant nursery and plant shop within a working City Farm. You will experience the challenges and pleasures of growing vegetables utilising sustainable regenerative methods without using machinery. Evening training sessions and structured practical activities will support your regular garden tasks.
Regular garden tasks include:
Skills you will acquire:
Before applying, applicants should first read the project description and person specification.
Closing date: 9am 27th February 2019
Interviews: First two weeks of March 2019
Start date: April 2019
To apply: Email a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Stepney City Farm
Stepney City Farm is a three acre working farm, educational charity and a rural oasis in the heart of Tower Hamlets, offering children and adults the chance to interact with farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts. We provide a welcoming space for bringing diverse communities together, and cultivate wellbeing through high-welfare, environmentally sustainable farming practices. The Farm is free to all and everyone is welcome.