Events and opportunities


Urban Grower Apprenticeship in Hackney

London based

Growing Communities is helping to 'grow more growers' through our training scheme, which runs from the beginning of April to September every year. Each year we take on around four volunteer trainees who work with our growers Sophie and Ximena, learning how to run an urban organic market gardens. They also help to harvest and pack our award-winning Hackney Salad for the Growing Communities weekly veg scheme, and attend monthly tutorials.
We normally advertise for new apprentices in late January or February.

Environmental leadership opportunity

London, Manchester, or Birmingham based

If you are between 19-25 and looking to get into environmental politics, check out this programme:

UpRising London have an awesome new FREE Environmental Leadership Programme for 19-25s this autumn and we are looking for exceptional participants to lead change in their communities and local environment. UpRising delivers unique Leadership Programmes providing 'access behind the scenes' training sessions with some of the UK's most senior leaders across the political, private, public, not for profit, environmental and sustainability sectors.

Applications are now open, and we encourage you to express your interest as soon as possible! You can do this by completing a short form using the link below, or get in touch on 020 3745 7960 or at if you would like to speak to a member of the team!