Connected Roots is a new enterprise that aims to get young people employed. We know you’ve all heard this before and we’re sorry about the imitators: this is for real.
We want to take you and train you with skills to become urban agriculturalists. Once trained, you’ll be able to go out and gain commissions for your skills. We’ll help every step of the way, and yes this means with the commissions too.
Why Urban agriculture?
- Well, you heard about the food crisis? - people not having enough money to eat? - that is happening right here in the UK, and you have the power to change this.
- Over 50% of the world’s population live in cities now - these people need to know how to feed themselves because farmers can’t provide enough food for everyone, they need you.
- People pay seriously good money for skilled crafts-people - that’s what you’ll be when fully trained - and with a growing population, your skills will be in more demand than ever.
- There are big waiting lists for growing spaces (Allotments) in the UK - people overlook what they can grow at home, many don’t know what, how and when they can grow - this is where you come in.
What we’re looking for:
- Young people aged 16-24 years of age
- You should be able to legally work in the UK
- We want you to succeed and bring in a decent wage for yourself; you should want this too.