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  1. 2015 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    The Early Years

    2005 Chris and Julie Parsons start to develop the idea of supporting prisoners within their landscaping company 2007 Funding is secured from a private donor, to provide sponsorship for three men (prolific offenders) to join Greenlands…

  2. 2017 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Future planning

    January Giant log picnic tables for Dartington Deer Park Wall Project February Tony Everett walks across South America and raises £5,000 March Tree planting to commemorate former trainee Jamie Symmons. £75,000 grant over 3 years confirmed…

  3. 2017 1 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    New Ceramics enterprise allows increase of trainees

    January First LandWorks Kitchen Supper raises £500 February New trainee starts: Doug. 3rd Police Officer Training trainee at LandWorks – Stevie. Vegetable growing area doubled. Outside machinery store built. March New trainee starts: Harriet. Potting Shed…

  4. 2016 1 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    An Independent Charity

    January New trainee joins: Frank. Julie Parsons starts cooking Wednesday lunches with trainees February-March LandWorks Mentoring Scheme begins. March Monika Kroll joins as Veg Grower. First Police Officer Training trainee at LandWorks – Jenny May LandWorks…

  5. 2015 1 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Market garden stall opens

    January Will Balbernie joins as Woodwork trainer February Number of supporters rises to over 600 March First Fundraising Dinner & Quiz raises £14,500. Government issues new Prison Service Instruction that removes four men from the project April…

  6. 2014 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Funding, Grants & Partnerships

    February Dr Sarah Wollaston MP comes to tea. Lee, the first trainee on tag joins LandWorks. Sarah Hodge volunteers and leads on constructing her ‘Bee Gateway’ March Three years funding awarded from The G&H Roberts Trust.…

  7. 2013 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Landworks Officially Starts!

    January-February Befriending idea born. Start to develop health and safety protocols March Tree planting volunteers’ day at Quarry Field. Decide LandWorks will start in July 2013 April Meet Joyce Halliday and Julie Parsons from Plymouth University…

  8. 2012 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Project Development

    January LandWorks team forms March Quarry Field is identified and project outline developed April Karl (first prolific ex-offender at Greenlands) and Steve Bradford join team June HMP Channings Wood Governor Tony Corcoran visits. Chris and Karl…