The Training and Mentoring for Skills project is being delivered by St. Edwards.
This project is funded by Mottingham Big Local Refocused.
10 trainees gained hands-on skills in gardening, construction and administration in Year 1 of the project (2021) with 3 living in the Big Local area. 15 mentors have been involved, sharing their skills in employability and trade skills with the trainees.
One of the first tasks for the trainees in the autumn of 2021 was clearing and preparing the soil for hedge planting on the green and around the vicarage boundary. The trainees have developed the Kitchen Garden which now has 16 planting areas. This will provide food for Mottingham Foodbank, also based at St. Edward’s.
The greenhouse was built using recycled water bottles. A green theme runs through this project including the use of recycled wood.
Trainees have gone on field trips including to Kew Gardens and therapeutic gardens as well having the opportunity to undertake online courses of study. There are currently 15 trainees on the project.
Check out our newsletters for further details about this project.
Please speak to Project Manager Jacquie Howell or Rev Catherine Shelley at St. Edwards, St. Keverne Road, Mottingham, if you would like more information.
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