Why an apprentice?
I live in London. I love seeds. I love plants. And I love gardening. Especially growing food. I’ve always grown my own when I could, in plots, in pots, wherever. But farming…farming holds this allure for me. Farming’s a step further than I’ve ever gone. A step I’ve been feeling the urge to take – if only to bash out some silly romantic notions. Or perhaps to make them stronger…
Being an apprentice at Growing Communities, an urban farm of sorts, was one way to find out. At the end of my first growing season, what do you know! the urge was still there! So I took on the role of assistant grower, taking on one of the market gardens in Clissold Park. After the first year of working mainly on my own, I worked with an apprentice at the site, and in November 2009 was offered the job of head grower when Ru moved on to other pastures…so my growing journey gathers pace….
In my head I’m still a growing apprentice…I’m finding there’s a never ending, always exciting, amount to learn.