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Darrell Maryon at Wortley Hall Walled Garden
Darrell Maryon at Wortley Hall Walled Garden
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Fancy a career in community based organic and sustainable food growing?

Heeley City Farm in Sheffield may have just the job, as bosses are foraging for a local food grower apprentice.

The city-based community and local organic food growing organisation is looking to employ the apprentice to be based mostly at Wortley Hall walled garden, Heeley City Farm’s organically certified historic kitchen garden.

The apprentice would be expected to assist with the growing of crops for sale and maintain and restore the garden, as well as work with volunteers on our volunteering sessions.

Training will be provided on the job, but would also be provided by the Soil Association by enrolment on their Future Growers training programme with all fees and expenses paid, which will involve attending six weekend workshops held at various locations throughout the UK during the year/

Darrel Maryson said: “This is a rare opportunity to work with our experienced team of growers and receive a high level of training with the expectation it will lead to further employment.

“We are looking for a highly motivated and capable individual who wants to pursue a career in community based organic and sustainable food growing.”

The apprenticeship will be for 22.5 hours per week for 12 months, to be paid at £7.50 per hour.

For further details and an application form, email or call in at the Heeley City Farm office.

Contact head gardener Darrel on 07768 932613 for an informal discussion about the post and project, or email for more details.

Completed applications must be received by Tuesday, April 18.

Now for another Sheffield institution.

When Henderson’s Relish was first launched in 1885, shoppers would have their used bottles refilled at the store.

More than a century later,the brand is now using locally recycled glass for its latest bottles, which also have the name embossed above the label.

“The Henderson’s Relish bottle is special” said general manager, Matt Davies.

“It’s on our dinner tables and pictures of it decorate our walls. By using locally recycled glass we want to honour the relationship Sheffield has with Henderson’s Relish.

“Returning to an embossed bottle reminds us of 132-year history. “