Grootbos staff visit the Eden Project

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 27th September 2011

Each year since 2004 the Eden project in Cornwall has enabled three Green Futures students and a staff member to visit and work at this world-renowned tourist attraction. The Eden Project showcases humanities reliance on plants and the natural environment in an educational and fun way. During their three weeks experiential training at Eden the students get to work in the different biomes, meet many new friends and learn about horticulture, tourism and diverse environmental issues at one of the world’s leading educational tourism destinations.

The Eden-Grootbos partnership has provided staff and students from both organisations the opportunity to travel, share knowledge, experiences and ideas. As part of the partnership Eden staff visit and work at Grootbos, experiencing the wonderful natural environment, as well as the conservation and social development work of the Grootbos Foundation.

This year it was decided to give three ex-Green futures students the chance to visit Eden. Azukile Mpofu (head gardener at Grootbos), Mlindeli Fadana (Green Team member at Grootbos) and Nopikiso (Celina) Danisa (Nursery manager at Green Futures never had the opportunity to visit Eden as students and have all excelled since graduating from Green Futures. They are being accompanied by Grootbos Estate manager, Joan Carboni. Our 2011 Green Futures students will not be missing out as selection will take place at the end of the course and the three lucky students will visit Eden in April 2012.

We are very grateful to Eden as well as the British High Commission who have co-funded the trip this year for their ongoing interest and support in our projects and in particular for providing a fantastic opportunity for our Green Futures students to travel abroad each year.



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