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WHAT'S HAPPENING

NATIONAL FOOD STRATEGY PLAN PUBLISHED

The National Food Strategy Plan was published today with key recommendations including:

  • An end to food insecurity - everyone has a fundamental right to healthy, affordable and nutritious food.

  • A food environment that is conducive to good health - in most cases our food environment is obesogenic, and we need to take strong, joined-up action to change this.

  • A food system that produces food that is both good for human health, and the health of the planet.

VACANCY: SITE ASSISTANT – HORTICULTURE & COUNTRYSIDE MANAGEMENT

This is a varied role that will include plant propagation, vegetable growing and countryside management as well as interaction with Volunteers, Members of the public and outside contractors.

VACANCY: VOLUNTEER & MEMBER CO-ORDINATOR

This is an exciting project producing organic fruit and vegetables within the 2-acre walled kitchen garden and delivery community projects including Get Growing, Bee in Company, Men in Sheds, Growing Buddies, Helping Hands Lunch Club, Rural Craft sessions as well as offering educational and training opportunities.

OPEN YOUR DOOR TO ORGANIC FOOD WITH LOCAL ROOTS THIS JULY

1st July 2021 sees the launch of a new veg box scheme ‘Hope Farm Organics’, run by Hands of Hope Charity.  The scheme delivers fresh fruit, veg and honey grown at Hope Farm in Peasmarsh, and at Hope Farm Garden in Hawkhurst.  Customers can add eggs, diary, meat, and pantry products from local artisan suppliers.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GET GROWING’S FOOD GROWING REVOLUTION!

Spring is springing, and a project to share Nature’s bounty is putting up shoots across Rother, Hastings and West Kent. Hands of Hope Charity’s ‘Get Growing’ project gives people kits to grow their own food in whatever space they have, from a windowsill to an allotment.

TRAINEE GROWER APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE DWP’S KICKSTART SCHEME.

Are you 16 to 24, can travel to Hawkhurst in Kent and have an interest in acquiring training in market gardening, as part of the DWP’s Kickstart scheme?

We currently have 4 Trainee Grower apprenticeship roles available as part of the DWP’s Kickstart scheme based at our Walled Kitchen Garden in Hawkhurst, West Kent.

For more information please contact our Training and Education Manager, matthew.hill@hohcharity.co.uk