Schools enterprise project

Pupils from a school enterprise project in their garden

This is a recent piece of work led by Emma from Get Growing which has come to an end, the project aim was to introduce horticulture to the curriculum in a way in which it linked with the enterprise and business at a local Powys school.

Students were offered a contract to supply veg to the Cwm Harry Food Company with Emma on hand to run some weekly sessions to offer the necessary growing skills. The students have successfuly developed a productive garden and managed to produce a range of produce for sale. The key moment came about when they were handed a cheque for the sale-able produce they had managed to grow. This is a kind of initiative, although just in small scale here that could be developed significantly in the future.. watch this space fo further developments!

The all important cheque for the produce grown by the students

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I lead on the Cwm Harry Skills and training enterprise, am a qualified teacher and permaculture design tutor and garden designer and project consultant. I write several blogs and am an avid networker and communicator on the subjects of sustainability, transition and co-operatives. I have written an occasional column for Channel4/green and have worked for Channel 4 on their 'Dumped' seriesworked as well as for BBC Wales as a green advisor on their Changing Lives- Going Green series, Nov-Dec 2009. I have been working in sustainable development, on project management and development, teaching, growing and small business development all my life really. I also grew up living and working on farms and have a broad experience working in Britain and Canada and Zimbabwe on sustainable agriculture, grass roots permaculture projects, micro business development and housing and worker co-ops. I have been based in Wales since 1994 and currently live in the Welsh borders.