Commenting on the day, Jessica said that the training was inspiring and insightful, with the opportunity to share knowledge and work collaboratively. The knowledge and insight Jessica gained during the training will be a huge help to our Community Tree Nursery as we embark on the beginning of our tree growing journey.
Our Community Tree Nursery will grow both native broadleaf trees from seed local to Cornwall as well as non-native trees. Through volunteering sessions, we aim to create a nature-based hub for people in St Austell and its outlying parishes. The project is the first of a number of planned social enterprises for our charity, with funds generated from the sales of trees helping to provide income to assist the opening of an Emmaus community in Cornwall. There are already 30 established Emmaus communities across the UK providing a home, work, and training to support people out of homelessness and back into employment. Our own Emmaus Cornwall community will be the first of its kind in the Duchy.
To find out more, visit www.emmaus.org.uk/cornwall/tree-nursery