1. THE PUBLIC GOOD: The Trust is a Registered Charity (nr.1174239) for the advancement of education in horticulture and conservation.
It fufills these goals in a number of ways including but not restricted to:
● Training/skill enhancement for young unemployed.
● Weekly sessions for young adults with learning difficulties via Wiltshire Council
● Projects/information for local conservation and wildlife incl articles & audits.
● Association with Wiltshire Young Offenders Unit providing occassional reparation placements.
●Relaxation garden visits for residents of local nursing & retirement homes.
●Bringing students from across the E.U. for study residential placements for 4 to 8 weeks to interact with the local community, enhance international friendship, and improve their understanding of Britain.
● Making our extensive library privately available to local students.
● Association with Wiltshire V-Inspired: providing volunteer placements for local students to enhance their c.v. & skills.
2. PRIVATE VISITS by prior appointment groups up to 40 From 21st. May to 31st. July, day-times or evenings. Tea and biscuits. Witha personalised introduction, information & garden map.
School and College groups are also welcome. Or projects by College or University Departments.
For full details please go to Bookings page
NOTE: All programmes/courses take place at different times/ days and do not overlap or mix in any way.
3. STUDY PLACEMENTS (Free) Enable persons age 18-28 to get work experience/gain skills in :
Separate programmes have been created for each of the above.
Successful applicants can come along for full or half a day a week, or weekends, or full or part time.
Full tuition will be given. No previous experience required. Tools & gloves & refreshments provided.
4. FOREIGN STUDENT PLACES:
(Free) These are residential placements for individuals age 18-27. Via the "Workaway" international friendship & volunteering network. They stay for 2 to 8 weeks studying and helping out and connecting with the local community. So far we have had volunteers from : Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, USA, South Korea.The scheme has proved popular both with students across Europe and with the local community. We now have students from the E.U. booked in until 17 April 2019.
5. UNEMPLOYED FACILITIES: (Free) Special programmes for age 18-28 provide individuals with: learning skills; cv improving; interview techniques; confidence building; general education enhancement to improve employability.
The atmosphere is non-formal and supportive. No previous experience or qualifications are required.
To apply for any of these opportunities simply send brief details of yourself to:
EXPLORE: Further information about my free educational opportunities and how to apply by clicking clicking here >>>>Studies
6. YOUNG ADULTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES: (Free) In association with Wiltshire County Council, we provide voluntary learning placements to enable these young people to gain skills and build their confidence. Tuition is provided.
Young Offenders: in the past we have provided placements & continue to offer this facility..
7. WORKSHOPS on wildlife, conservation, environmental studies, habitats, and other subjects will be held at various times throughout the summer months. These are free and will be for local people.
8. COMMUNITY PROJECTS : A variety of communuty projects are now being established for local people. For example:
Wildlife audits; Talks by various wildlife, gardening, conservation, and environment groups; Garden open days for local villages; Music workshops; Walks; Sculpture exhibition; Wildlife trails; Butterfly Watch; Conservation gardening; Birdwatch; Meditation; Garden spirituality; Art classes; Local environmental studies; Apiary; Garden sacred spaces; Teamsnship.
9. ELDERLY SUPERVISED VISITS: (Free) We welcome group visits to the garden by small groups, with their carers, from local retirement homes.
VOLUNTEERS to help out in any aspect of the garden are always welcome. Anyone over age 18 is welcome. No expertise or experience required. Tools and refreshments provided.
Volunteering is also a powerful way to improve your C.V. Many employers now look for this kind of experience in their prospective employees. It is also a good way to broaden one's life horizons and develop new skills.
EXPLORE: For further information about my Workshops, and Community Projects; and also my Society of Friends please click here >>>Community Projects