Cultivate London

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On Your Farm goes to Cultivate London. It's a social enterprise set up to get unemployed youth working in horticulture in the South West of the city. There are nearly 900,000 16-24 year olds out of work in the UK and this is just one of many schemes to guide them in to employment. Cultivate London covers around 1500 square metres over three sites, but turns out around 30,000 heads of lettuce to local suppliers, as well as herbs, vegetables and flowers. Charlotte Smith meets the young people and volunteers who run the farm to find out how the city kids are faring, and what, if any, employment it could lead to.

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Ruth Sanderson.

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Sun 8 Jun 2014 06:35