The Horticulture Project
Based on our incredibly successful Cycle Project we are now offering 9 month placements, Royal Horticultural Society accredited training, soft skills development and life coaching, in a new skills area – horticulture. Several gardens in Beverley have been identified to utilise as training sites, with each providing different horticulture settings and challenges. Working in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Beverley Town Council, NHS and the Royal Horticultural Society. These partnerships will help to encourage community involvement who will also be able to influence, use, enjoy and train on the sites.
Our project sites include:
- 4 community allotments to grow produce which will be used for training and propagation
- A formal public garden site, to showcase skills - Coronation Gardens.
- A recreational walk which will develop landscaping skills and introduce wildlife elements.
- A small garden development at Castle Hill Hospital in Willerby.
We have already made a start on one of our allotments
Before & full of weeds:
2 days in, we discovered an allotment!
The Horticulture Project is now underway and will expand to other sites. R-evolution already have an established presence in the local community. Our current project involves over 50 volunteers and we have new horticulture volunteers ready to start on the project. By encouraging more volunteers and local partnerships, the project will have substantial recognition within the local community. The charity also plans to enter gardening competitions in partnership with Beverley Town Council such as Yorkshire in Bloom which will bring the community together and help promote the town.