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Hackney urban market garden internships

Growing Communities is taking on two paid interns for three months from 15 February this year to work alongside our head grower in our Hackney market gardens. 

You will help us grow food that is good for people and nature, assisting our head grower with tasks include seed sowing, planting out, weeding, watering, harvesting, making compost, record keeping, and any other associated tasks in the garden.

This is aimed at young people aged 18-24 who are not currently enrolled in a higher education degree, and who live in or near Hackney.

We would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic young people (aged 18-24) as we recognise that racial and cultural diversity is chronically lacking in the horticultural and environmental sectors. We would like to welcome new entrants to make our sector more representative of the world around it.

Deadline: Sunday 24 January  

For more details about the internship and how to apply, visit the Feedback website:

These EcoTalent internships are made possible with the support of Our Bright Future.

Other ways to get involved with GC

We are currently closed for volunteering in Hackney and Dagenham.

Many of the veg schemes in the Better Food Traders welcome volunteers. Check the BFT website for details.



Growing Communities, The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX

Better Food Shed, 47 Thames Road, Barking, London, IG11 0HQ