Growing at least some of your own food is one of the most empowering and life-affirming experiences out there. Especially when you learn to let nature in to lend a helping hand.
As a fledgling care farm and good life centre we’re starting off with Kim Stoddart’s gardening courses which have been designed to demonstrate lots of empowering time and money saving tricks, techniques and skills gleaned from her experiences over the years as a national gardening journalist. The action-packed day will help show you how to work around our ever changing climate and will furnish you with lots of ideas to help you find a way of gardening that works best for you and your plot.
Green Rocket Futures C.I.C itself is a new social enterprise, which means you can also take home the knowledge that by attending you have helped to fund future projects that will provide unique and therapeutic opportunities for those on the autism spectrum.
– ABOUT KIM STODDART –
I’m a gardening and features journalist with a strong background in social enterprise and ethical business. I write monthly for a wide range of publications including, Grow Your Own Magazine, The Guardian and Country Smallholding magazine…
– ABOUT GREEN ROCKET FUTURES C.I.C –
Is a new social enterprise and good life training school based at Kim’s smallholding in beautiful Ceredigion in West Wales. We’re starting small at first and over the coming months will be launching a range of courses, foodie experiences and holidays to showcase this wonderful unspoilt gem of Wales. To find out more as it happens and for special discounts and offers why not sign up to our mailing list here. Green Rocket is also a care farm in the wider sense and all profits from our courses will be reinvested in the provision of therapeutic and life enhancing opportunities for those on the autistic spectrum. My 7 year old autistic son, Arthur is my inspiration, having seen how gardening and being around animals calms, engages and benefits him immensely. Equally important is having the opportunity to tap into what really interests each individual and nurturing it (in Arthur’s case this means cooking – he’s a legend in the kitchen). We’ll be starting with our first couple of ‘rocketeers’ in the coming weeks.
– WHY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE –
I’m biased as it’s what i used to do for many years in Brighton before upping sticks and moving to West Wales 7 years ago, but for me it’s the true face of a more than profit approach to business. Operating like a normal company in terms of the generation of income streams (such as the courses), a social enterprise is dedicated to delivering a real social purpose. In this case it will mean 100% reinvestment of future profits into helping promote opportunity, awareness and inclusion for those on the autistic spectrum.