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Future grower trainees - Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons

18 May 2015

NEW OPPORTUNITY - DEADLINE 5 JUNE 2015 Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is looking for one more trainee to start as soon as possible for this growing season. Le Manoir is located in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton in the outskirts of O...

Seasonal trainees wanted for Kent organic vegetable farm

16 April 2015

We are looking for one or two seasonal workers for our organic farm producing field vegetables, glasshouse salads and vegetable transplants near Canterbury, East Kent.

Kensons Organics looking for two assistant growers

18 March 2015

POSITION FILLED Kensons Farm Organic Vegetables has two vacancies for assistant growers. We grow a full range of Soil Association certified vegetables, which are sold through our three weekly market stalls and farm shop, and to local box schemes.

Westmill Organics Seeks Future Growers Apprentice

10 March 2015

Westmill Organics is looking for an apprentice to work and learn while engaging in various aspects of the farm and veg box scheme. The role includes field and polytunnel work, office operations and deliveries.

Roots at Rushwick seeking Future Growers apprentice

20 February 2015

POSITION FILLED Set to the West of Worcester, 1 mile from the city centre, we are a small business with a young family looking for a placement student/apprentice to work with us expanding our organic vegetable gardens which are planted over ten acre...

Worton Organic Garden seeking Future Growers apprentice

28 January 2015

A 7 acre diverse and beautiful market garden with fruit, vegetables, flowers, a glasshouse, polytunnels, animals, farm shop and café. Worton Organic Garden is the perfect place for a trainee to learn all about organic growing.

Trainee placements at Daylesford Market Garden

22 January 2015

The Market Garden at Daylesford has been growing for 11 years. The remit of the business is to grow a wide range of seasonal produce to supply into the numerous shops, restaurants and production kitchens of Daylesford Organic.

Over 700 ‘future growers’ seeking organic apprenticeships

22 January 2015

Young people across Britain are seeking opportunities to become well-trained, knowledgeable farmers and growers of organic food. The Soil Association’s Future Growers programme – which matches host farms with eager young growers – has been running a...

Trainees required at Whitethorn Farm in Herefordshire

22 January 2015

Two Horticultural trainees required at Whitethorn Farm , to start March/April until Autumn (minimum). The work includes sowing, planting, plant husbandry, harvest and packhouse work. Minimum five days a week to include weekends. This is an ideal opp...
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How to plant out seedlings: eight tips for new gardeners

Jess Gotham: It’s time to talk about seedlings. The Soil Association’s head of horticulture Ben Raskin’s follow-up workshop on care of new plants was very informative, as he explained what needs to be done once seeds have germinated. I felt rather guilty when I thought about my ‘mystery beans’ from the seed swap, as I’d neglected them for a few days at this crucial stage and they didn’t get enough sun, but hopefully you can learn from my mistake. As someone mentioned at the workshop, if something does go wrong you can always re-sow! In extreme cases there’s always next year… but for now, look after your seedlings carefully and they’ll reward you by growing up big and strong.

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