Guest blogs

  1. landworks - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Ted Cycled for LandWorks

    Hello A message from Ted, our Chair of Trustees, on completing his gruelling fundraising Scottish bike ride: “Well, the 65 year old in Lycra made it to John o’ Groats and had a wonderful experience along…

  2. landworks - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Opposites, or not?

    Hello I doubt I will forget that day. The day I mentioned a trainee police officer would be joining us for a week-long placement. Not because of what was said… worse, nothing was said! Just a…

  3. Chris Parsons in LandWorks' Workshop. Photo Credit: Recourse Magazine
    What inspired you to go down this route?

    We thought you might like to read an extract from an interview Chris did for online magazine ‘Recourse’ about LandWorks from the beginning, answering some frequently asked questions along the way… The sun was beaming down…

  4. Guest blog: A fork in the road

    ‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it.’
    That’s the mantra of Sue Mahon, LandWorks cook and confidante extraordinaire. She tells us about the journey that brought her to LandWorks.

  5. Guest blog: Why I employed an ex-prisoner

    Local Staverton employer KJ Thulborn has given two LandWorks trainees their first vital step back into employment. Managing Director Kevin Thulborn shares his experiences.

  6. Guest blog: Snakes and Ladders

    Involved with LandWorks from the beginning, Det Sergeant Anya Teakle offers an honest and compelling perspective on rehabilitation from the ‘other side’ of the fence, persuading you to answer some tricky questions.

  7. Guest blog: Food for thought

    This year has seen the beginning of a market gardening enterprise at LandWorks, headed up by Project Team Leader, Mark Mitchell. As it flourishes, Mark talks about his experiences, lessons learned and plans to expand further.

  8. Sarah’s blog: Cob, Creativity and Confidence

    18 months ago, Sarah Hodge started a voluntary placement at LandWorks, as part of her degree in Fine Art at Plymouth University. Now Artist in Residence at LandWorks, Sarah writes about the important role art has to play at the project.

  9. Volunteer blog: LandWorks, two years on

    LandWorks began in July 2013, with an overgrown quarry site and a huge amount of hope. New volunteer Gill looks back and summarises the first two years.