MGS is now Growing Gardeners

Growing GardenersMidlothian Garden Services is changing its name to Growing Gardeners. We are holding a name change launch/event at McSence in Mayfield on Tuesday, January 13th 2015 at 10.00am to 2.00pm. There will be a presentation, prize raffle for free gardening work and free food & drink buffet for those who attend. Come to main building for entry.

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Help Y2K Fundraise

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Crowdfunding Initiative: Seeds for the Future

Adam Kelly trainee gardener at Midlothian Garden ServicesAs reported by the Edinburgh Evening News, Y2K are fundraising to keep 16-year old Adam Kelly in employment and offer him opportunities for further education.

If you are interested in investing in the future of young people and offering them the opportunities that were once open to all, then invest as much as you can in Adam Kelly and his future.

Adam came to Midlothian Garden Service as part of his school timetable. After some initial ups and downs Adam settled into his work placement and became an enthusiastic and committed member of the team. He thrived in a hands on, practical environment and was accepted on the Programme of Alternative Vocational Education (P.A.V.E). Adam completed this programme and moved on to the Get Ready for Work Programme, provided by Midlothian Training Services (MTS), maintaining his placement within Y2K and Midlothian Garden Service.

This programme has now come to an end and Adam has been given an 8-week extension from MTS. Y2K and Midlothian Garden Service would like to recognise Adams effort and commitment to changing his life direction by offering him a one year contract, with the possibility of studying his Horticulture Level 2 with Border College. Read more

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Video: Welcome to Y2K

The young people at Y2K have made a wonderful short film about the Project and why they like coming here. Watch it here:

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A new face at Y2K Plus

Dheraj Shamoo youth worker at Mayfield and Easthouses youth 2000 projectDheraj has taken over the Y2K Plus Project in April 2013. He has been employed here for nearly 4 months, about time he gets his own page! Find out more about him here: Dheraj Shamoo.

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