You can shop any time at GROW by paying through the honesty box.
Staff are present from 8AM to 4PM on weekdays.
We provide training and sheltered work for people with learning
disabilities in horticulture and related craft industries.
Our Mission Statement
To provide a safe & secure working environment where people with learning and other disabilities can build up their own self respect and confidence levels so as to be able to work and interact within our community.
Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (GROW), the first in the Channel Islands, was founded by the Guernsey Society for the Mentally Handicapped (now Guernsey Mencap LBG) and officially opened by the then Bailiff Sir Charles Frossard on the 14th July 1984. GROW is owned by a company (GROW Limited) that is registered as a Guernsey charity - CH 147, the shares in which are in turn majority owned by Guernsey Mencap LBG. Our function is to provide training and a sheltered work environment in horticulture for people with a learning disability.
GROW is partially funded by the States of Guernsey under a service level agreement to provide training, employment and occupation for disabled people. The main source of our income being obtained by the sale of plants, produce and by offering a Garden Maintenance service. We also rely heavily on donations to support the ever increasing cost of running the Grow Limited operation and to ensure that our service users have the very best working environment.
The company is controlled by a Board of Directors and has a Manager who controls the day to day operation of the business. The Directors are drawn from various interests on the island and meet regularly to formulate policy, review resources and to monitor progress of the business. Various departments within the States of Guernsey provide guidance and assistance with training and growing.
Assistant Manager – Operations
Friends of GROW (FrOGs) are a registered Charity who support the invaluable work of GROW LTD. We are a group of local volunteers whose main focus is to raise the profile of GROW LTD in the local community and also having some fun along the way.
We attend various events including seafront Sundays, North Show, Viaer Marchi, school fetes etc. and help to sell the variety of plants and produce that is grown by our attendees. We are in desperate need of additional volunteers so if you have an hour or two to spare why not contact us through any of the means below to see how you can join in the fun and help towards maintaining jobs for this amazing group of people.