We have just stared our sessions for the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s Grow and Lean Award at Tayport Community Garden. The Caley Award is specifically structured for adults who need additional support and provides a range of varied and exciting core horticultural skills which can be delivered at all levels to suit individual’s needs and abilities.
Cameron, Ian, Lewis, Sandy and Daniel are now completing this Award and have all been involved in a number of garden tasks over the last few weeks. They will be working with us over the next year to learn more.
The Grow and Learn Award involves a lot of hard work and will be an amazing achievement for all of the participants. It includes 80 hours of practical gardening activity and working through a set number of core and additional activities, including seed sowing, potting on, propagation, cultivation, plant care, composting and harvesting. Participants also work towards a range of 3 personal goals that they will set themselves and that can include just about anything that they feel is important to them. Alongside this they will have the opportunity to be involved in garden maintenance, DIY, recycling, art and crafts, biodiversity and wildlife.
We will be working with the group to produce personal portfolios that will use photography, personal statements and examples of learning to document their progress as they complete the Award.
As you can see it’s a full programme and a great opportunity for the group to learn new skills. It’s also an opportunity for people supporting this group to learn and to work in partnership to share skills and knowledge.
If you are interested in working with us on a Monday to provide one-to-one support to the participants on the Caley Award please email Jenny on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07956 07070. You don’t need gardening skills and we will provide any support or training required.
You can also check out the details of the Award to see what’s involved at here. Our Grow And Learn project is funded by grants from LloydsTSB Foundation for Scotland Henry Duncan Award and from the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund.