‘Real Growers’ launched.

The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) and Plan-it Earth Environmental Project have announced the launch of Real Growers, a new social enterprise venture which will see local people learn new skills in food production and sustainable living.

Real Growers is a social enterprise which has been set up as part of RIO’s delivery of the Future Jobs Fund in Cornwall.  The Future Jobs Fund is a Government challenge fund set up by the Department for Work and Pensions to create new jobs primarily for 18-24 year olds who have been out of work for nearly a year to deliver real benefits for communities. 

The six Real Grower trainees will develop, plant and harvest a large area of the existing Plan-it Earth environmental site in Sancreed near Penzance, with the aim of providing the local community with weekly vegetable boxes through the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Box Scheme.

Further information can be found on the RiSE website.

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