OrganicLea Spring Food Growing Courses
All over London and beyond people are realising the benefits of gardening and also growing their own food. OrganicLea a workers Cooperative grow and distribute fresh organic produce and have been growing since 2001. We have always supported others to develop their growing skills and recognise the social, economic, health, environmental and community benefits that happen when people use the green space around them to grow food. OrganicLea have come a long way since the early days on the allotment and now run City & Guilds horticulture courses at their market garden in Chingford and National Open College Network courses online giving people a quality learning experience that will help them develop their skills and also find work in the expanding “Green Jobs” sector.
Enrolments are open for the following courses
City and Guilds Work-based Horticulture: Level 1 Award
Wednesdays 10.00 – 4.30
24th February – 5th May 2021 (9 weeks) (no sessions on 7th & 14th April)
Hawkwood Plant Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH
Remote Classroom Food Growing Level 1 Award
Wednesdays 24th February to 12th May 2021
10am-4.30pm (no sessions on 7th & 14th April)
Remote classroom delivery via Zoom conferencing software
We have free spaces on these courses for people who meet all three of the requirements below:
- Live in the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest.
- Have UK residency and permission to work in the UK
- Are unemployed and able to prove receipt of full benefits, UC, ESA, JSA – OR – unemployed but not in receipt of benefits and can get confirmation from a relevant third party that has been assisting (e.g. social services or other professional providing support and guidance etc).
We are currently following Public Health England guidelines which may be subject to change. Our work comes under essential services and all training activities will be carried out in a Covid safe way.