Roots to Work is designed to build practical skills and knowledge about gardening, growing and nature conservation in a friendly, welcoming community of volunteers. Learners can get involved in beekeeping, carpentry and many other aspects of gardening.
Taking place at the People’s Community Garden on Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. The course happens on Mondays and Fridays and learners can decide if they’d like to attend on a Monday or a Friday. The course begins on Monday 17 January or Friday 21 January depending on which day you choose to attend. Places are limited and activities will take place in small groups.
The idea behind the project is to help people take first steps towards building up their confidence and developing other skills such as good communication, ability to work in a team, showing initiative and taking responsibility. We enable people to find their strengths and develop their abilities so they feel empowered to move on into further learning, training or employment.
This project is funded by the European Social Fund administered by LIFT ‘Local Investment in Learning Paths to Work’ Community Grants Programme. To take part, you just have to be resident of Suffolk, eligible to work in UK, and not in employment.
Please get in touch if you or the person you support is interested in joining. We are holding an informal open day on Monday 10 January 11am to 2pm so you can look around, meet the team and ask any questions.
Covid-19 health and safety measures are in place throughout our sites.