Our journey

  • The Early Years

    2015 - Prisoner Training & Placements

    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 at the point of release from HMP. Scheme runs for 3 years

    2011

    Chris contacts Celia Atherton to discuss idea of a scheme for prolific offenders at The Dartington Hall Trust (Dartington had already publically expressed wish to be involved in work of this kind). Initial planning, preliminary meetings and discussions

  • Project Development

    2012 - Prisoner Training & Placements
  • Landworks Officially Starts!

    2013 - Prisoner Training & Placements
  • Funding, Grants & Partnerships

    2014 - Prisoner Training & Placements
  • Market garden stall opens

    2015 1 - Prisoner Training & Placements
  • An Independent Charity

    2016 1 - Prisoner Training & Placements
  • New Ceramics enterprise allows increase of trainees

    2017 1 - Prisoner Training & Placements
  • Future planning

    2017 - Prisoner Training & Placements

    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 from The Aurum Trust

  • 100 LandWorks trainees

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    May

    Resettlement Surgeries start with Citizens Advice and Jobcentre Plus

    May

    Fin and Maria walk 100km from London to Brighton and raise £14,000

    June

    LandWorks awarded £150,000 over three years from the Henry Smith Charity

    June

    100th trainee placement starts