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We are eager to bring local stakeholders and residents together to create a bigger, better, and more joined up habitats and support nature.

Green Skills Projects provide an opportunity for individuals to achieve a City and Guilds qualification in practical horticulture and gain career advice and support whilst improving the levels of biodiversity at Hinchingbrooke Country Park. The project works with adults over the age of 19, 3 days a week for 8 weeks.

To achieve these goals, our partners at the GroundWork team, Jacob, and Eve, work with local volunteers who are looking to develop their personal and practical skills.





The benefits of supporting green skills are enormous. The Green Skills Project helps to tackle the biodiversity crisis and facilitates green jobs. Furthermore, it creates opportunities for young people, marginalised groups or those in less wealthy areas whilst contributing positively to the community.

Join the next Green Skills Project at Stukeley Meadows in Huntingdon

Do you want to help improve your local green space, work on your mental health and/or achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture?

  • Start Date: 10 July 2024

  • 10am - 3pm, 3 days a week for 18 weeks (19+)

  • Personal protective equipment provided

  • Gain career advice and support

  • Engage with nature and increase your conservation knowledge

  • Improve your confidence, motivation and wellbeing.

Interested in finding out more?

Case studies coming soon for the following projects

  • Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon (1 March - 21 April 2023) 
  • Spring Common, Huntingdon (21 June - 16 August 2023)
  • Riverside Park, St. Neots (20 September - 10 November 2023)
  • Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, St. Neots (17 January - 8 March 2024)
  • Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon (15 April - 7 June 2024)

Here's what some of the participants had to say about their time on the programme:

"The people you see here are some of the most amazing and the most kind and supportive people I have ever met."

"Every week bought something new, the saddest part would always be leaving it unfinished, sometimes I didn't even wanna go, but it was awesome seeing it slowly take shape, and I think we all deserve to pat ourselves on the back for all of the great work we have done to achieve all of this. And I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Thank you."

"Its been a fantastic opportunity to practice interpersonal skills and to demonstrate to myself that in the right setting, I can do things I didn't think I could."

"The best time of my life and the best working experience I have ever been a part of."