Ten-week garden placement opportunities for horticultural students
Working with referred beneficiaries, community volunteers, support volunteers and the general public, we create and care for multiple gardens, a plant nursery, street tree pits and planters, a meadow strip and a community orchard in Homerton, Hackney. We also developing a new 1600 m2 garden.
With a focus on organic, sustainable and wildlife-promoting practices, the gardens showcase what can be done in urban areas with creative and efficient use of small spaces, rain water harvesting and solar-powered irrigation systems, creating habitats and fostering wildlife, composting, and on-going experimentation with plants suited for different conditions.
The garden placement is a chance for those studying and/or interested in horticulture to put skills into practise. Some of the interests Core Landscapes is particularly suited for include:
- Organic and sustainable gardening practices
- Social and Therapeutic horticulture
- Urban gardening
- Rain water harvesting and solar-powered irrigation systems
- Propagation skills – from seed sowing to different types of cuttings and division
- Year-round food growing
- Container growing
- Homemade fertilisers – liquid feeds, wormery, compost, leaf-mould
- Incorporating and welcoming ‘weeds’ into the garden
- Natural pest and disease control: Learning from nature
- Plant Design: what looks effective together and why
- Wildflowers and their benefits
- Culinary and medicinal herbs
- Seed saving
Placement opportunities all year round on Tuesdays. To register your interest or to find out more, please contact email@example.com or 07585 770868.