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  • Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop

    We provide training and sheltered work for people with learning
    disabilities in horticulture and related craft industries.
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Services

How can we help?
Opportunities

Opportunities

Applications are invited from those people with a learning disability who have an enthusiasm, aptitude and an interest in a career in horticulture. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsored Attendee at GROW please visit us onsite and speak to a staff member. Staff vacancies are advertised locally via the Guernsey Press & Social Media.
Produce

Produce

The growing year at Grow encompasses a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. These are sold on site and also offered to local businesses for sale. Our Sponsored Attendees also grow their own fruit and veg and attend the seasonal markets and summer Horticultural Shows to compete in various horticultural competitions!
Plants

Plants

We have an extensive collection of competitively priced summer annuals and perennial flowers on sale from spring through autumn. After this we sell Violas, Pansies and Primulas, Cyclamen, Garden Chrysanthemums and Primroses to provide winter colour for your garden or conservatory. We also sell and can also order a variety of hedging plants.
Gardening Services

Gardening Services

The Garden Maintenance division of Grow provides a wide range of services to large corporate businesses as well as private clients. Please call our office on +44 (0)1481 721865 for more details.

About GROW

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.

Support our work

Become a Friend of GROW (FrOGs) and donate directly to GROW by Internet Banking.
Join FrOGs

You can also support GROW through the Association of Guernsey Charities' giving.gg site
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Meet the GROW Team


Directors

Patrick Palmer

Patrick Palmer

Chairman

Tony Pickford

Tony Pickford

Finance Director

John Domaille

John Domaille

Angus Bodman

Angus Bodman

Trevor Pearson

Trevor Pearson

Graham Elwin

Graham Elwin

Andrew Le Lievre

Andrew Le Lievre

Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Karen Girdlestone

Karen Girdlestone

Management Team

Edward “Eddie” Higgins

Edward “Eddie” Higgins

Manager

Darren Brehaut

Darren Brehaut

Assistant Manager – Operations

Administrative Team

Carol Brehaut

Carol Brehaut

Administrator
(Mon-Fri 8.30am-12.30pm)

Sheila Konig

Sheila Konig

Book-Keeper

Friends of GROW (FrOGs) Committee Members

Karen Girdlestone

Karen Girdlestone

Chairperson

Peter Brehaut

Peter Brehaut

Deputy Chairperson

Carol Brehaut

Carol Brehaut

Secretary

Marie-Claire Pommier

Marie-Claire Pommier

Treasurer

Amanda Brehaut

Amanda Brehaut

Samantha Le Prevost

Samantha Le Prevost

Karen Higgins

Karen Higgins

About FrOGs

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.

Contact Us

Grow Ltd Les Petits Quartiers Coutanchez St Sampson, GY2 4GE