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Join the Gardening Team working on our two allotment sites. Help create wildlife gardens and grow your own veg. Get back in touch with nature and help the Catering Team by giving them food to cook. Enjoy the benefits of working in a team, Team Freedom.


Learn how to use tools and look after them, keeping them clean and ready to use next time. Plant and grow vegetables from seeds. See them grow and feel the sense of pride when they are ready to harvest.  Learn how to look after the full allotment by mending fences and shed maintenance. Learn how to make bird boxes. Be involved in community projects. Work in all weathers but always with a smile on your face – fresh air and hard work is good for you!

I like hard work, I like seeing things grow, I learn a lot.
Sam, Freedom student

Who can apply

We want everyone to be able to be involved and this course is open to everyone, however it is important that you are able to progress through the course information. You do not have to read or write but you must have an understanding of the course requirements. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will talk to you about how we can involve you. You must like working outside in all weathers and be prepared to wear wellies.

If you are not yet a student of Freedom Support Training Academy. Or need further information about this course then please contact us.

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Course details

  • Run over 8 weeks on a Wednesday morning (16 hours total)
  • An AIM accredited course
  • Run at Freedom Academy Allotment
  • In Partnership with Leicestershire County Council Adult Education.