Communities We Serve and Partners
Our mission is to engage people in nature-based and farming activities to improve their mental well-being and to support the development of social and employability skills. Our trainees are referred to us by charities, such as Royal Mencap and organisations supporting NEETs in accessing employment. We offer a range of work placement activities to build their confidence when applying for a job. We are also working with Leeds City College and take students on various work placements, including wildlife assessment on-site, digital IT, and community engagement.
We also welcome self-referred volunteers who want to spend time outdoors doing meaningful activities and who find gardening sessions with us a stress-relieving experience. Recently, we have provided volunteering opportunities to organised groups, such as Good Gym Leeds and NCS Challenge, who delivered a Grow Wild project on our behalf at the Beach Hall Residential Care Home. Here, a group of young people has spent the afternoon talking to the residents, making bird feeders, sowing microgreens, and creating a beautiful small nature reserve on the grounds.
We are currently looking to develop partnerships with schools to provide
educational workshops for school children in growing their food, healthy eating, and positive mental health. On a commission basis, we will provide fully serviced hydroponic units to schools for children to have immediate access to vegetables and salads, along with a series of workshops for staff, pupils, and parents.
We would like to hear from organisations and individuals who can help facilitate the delivery of this educational programme, as well as sponsors who can support our efforts to promote the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through various activities, and the provision of nutritious food to school children.