Our Food for Change programme gives participants the opportunity to learn how to prepare, plant, harvest and enjoy growing all year round.
A number of participants on the programme recently visited Penair Community Garden, a thriving organic and wildlife-friendly garden, growing fruit, vegetables and flowers.
The community garden was established in 2014 when Penair School contacted Cornwall County Council with the aim of getting the local community involved in growing activities. With the help of Transition Cornwall, a community-led platform to build a resilient Truro, the community garden was born!
The group received a guided tour from Catherine Williams who has worked extremely hard to create an environment that is nourishing for the soul, productive with crops and flowers, and abundant with wildlife. The group really enjoyed learning about the wonderful bugs in the garden as well as the volunteering opportunities available.
As a thank you, we donated a bug hotel, with the hope that the diverse range of bugs and insects can seek shelter at times of need.
Getting involved in Food for Change is completely free and easy to do and is open to anyone who is currently out of work or full-time education.
Food for Change is perfect for people who may have been out of the employment for a while, as the programme focuses on confidence building, meeting new people, learning practical skills and exploring different opportunities.