Food Works! – 8 week Practical Food and Growing course

Posted on 28th June 2018 by Lauren Parry

Thursday 30 August, 10am to 3pm, Greener Kirkcaldy’s Community Training Garden, Ravenscraig Walled Garden

Food Works! Greener Kirkcaldy’s volunteering and employability project offers local people in Kirkcaldy, food and horticulture volunteer training opportunities. Our Food Works! programme is about building confidence, developing knowledge and improving skills in food and growing which will help participants into education, volunteering or employment.

The programme starts on Thursday 30 August and will run for 8 weeks. Participants will take part in a practical cooking programme in the morning covering all aspects of food and cooking skills (includes lunch). The afternoon session will focus on learning skills to grow and maintain various plants from seed at our community training garden and other growing activities.

We’ll also provide access to accredited courses i.e. First Aid at Work, and Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) Elementary Food Hygiene and Elementary Cooking Skills.

Our programmes are held in a friendly working environment which helps mirror many aspects of a workplace. Participants can also volunteer with us to build on their experience and learning.

No experience is required – if you are looking to learn some skills, get some practical experience and training, we’d love to hear from you. We’re particularly keen to work with school leavers too.

Over 80 volunteers have taken part so far, with many moving on to other volunteering opportunities, education, and employment.

If you are interested contact Geraldine O’Riordan on 01592 858458 or email geraldine@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Garden Volunteer, contact Geraldine O’Riordan on 01592 858458 or email geraldine@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk.

You can get more information about our other volunteer opportunities on our Volunteering Page.

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