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Six week top gardening course for free

PUBLISHED: 14:13 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:37 16 August 2010

A FREE training programme in horticultural and conservation skills is being offered to lone parents and people on incapacity benefits in the borough.

A FREE training programme in horticultural and conservation skills is being offered to lone parents and people on incapacity benefits in the borough.

The six-week course, hosted by the 'refocus' training programme, is held at the TrEE Centre in Scadbury Park Nature Reserve in Chislehurst, part of the Bromley Field Studies Centre, which co-ordinates the course.

During the course, participants have the opportunity to learn or improve skills including strimming, plant cultivation, building bird tables and boxes.

One to one advice is also available with a resident support worker as well as careers advice and job search facilities.

Training Officer Euan Craig said: "The course is really flexible -individuals are encouraged to develop a timetable to suit their own individual needs. No prior experience is required, just an interest and lots of enthusiasm."

So far more than sixty Bromley residents have benefited from the programme which is run with grant funding from the Deprived Area Fund (DAF).

Applicants need to be age 18 and over and living within the borough.

Each participant will receive over 20 hours of training between the hours of 10.30am and 3.30pm from Monday to Friday, to fit in with existing commitments.

On successful completion, attendees will receive a certificate.

To apply or for further information about free child care and travel costs, call Euan Craig on 020 8302 7496 or euan.craig@bromley.gov.uk.

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