Developing skills in horticulture
We have been fortunate in acquiring from WDC the lease of a large site at Knowetop, at the top of Castlehill Road in Dumbarton.
Our plans for the site include the establishment of a horticulture operation, growing organic fruit, veg, herbs and other plants for use in our cafes and for sale to the public and to other charities. There will be a training scheme on site for Alternatives clients, run by a qualified horticulturalist.
We have also acquired the use of the grounds of Denny’s Tank Museum in Dumbarton, for showcasing the horticulture project through the creation of amenity planting areas as personal projects for the trainees as their skills develop.