Farm in a box initiative will help people in deprived areas grow their own food

Farm in a box initiative will help people in deprived areas grow their own food

More than 30 students from Hull college have helped create mini farms inside shipping containers as part of a project helping those in deprived areas access farming and agriculture facilities.

The ‘Rooted in Hull’ initiative recruited the help of level one and two learners from the college’s joinery, electrical, and painting and decorating courses to fit out the disused shipping containers with electricity, as well as adding finishing touches such as hanging doors.

The aim of the community project is to create an agriculture scene in the heart of Hull, which can be used to help local people escape food poverty by growing their own fruit and vegetables.

The first of the shipping containers will be placed by Hull’s riverside, with two more on their way to the college ready to be renovated.

Graham Towse, principal of Hull College said: “Projects like these really help to instil a sense of pride in our students and they can all be immensely proud of their contribution to the community, and their help in raising aspirations and building communities.”

 

Featured picture: Students pose with a planter