Growing and Learning together.
Fair Deal, is a social care organisation that support people with learning disabilities in Glasgow and part of this service is offering young people the opportunity to participate in an innovative training programme called ‘Help Yourself Grow’. The programme focuses on delivering training in gardening and cookery. The Caley Grow & Learn Award is the preferred training programme that the gardening trainees work towards during the course of the year.
Two recent trainees, Leanne and Scott are a gardening couple who decided to participant in Help Yourself Grow with Scott successfully completing his Caley Grow & Learn Award in 2017 and Leanne in 2018.
Both Scott and Leanne agreed that they really enjoyed learning more about gardening, in particular growing flowers and vegetables. Leanne especially enjoyed working in the flowerbeds at the Jeely Piece Garden in Castlemilk, while Scott preferred potting on young plants grown from seed in the geodesic dome.
To read more of Leanne and Scott’s story, click here.