A scheme has been launched to train unemployed people how to grow organic fruit and vegetables.

The project has been launched by Plumpton College and the Common Cause Co-Operative and is backed by East Sussex County Council. It offers ten unemployed people funded places on a 15-week course based one day a week at the college and one day a week on an organic concern in the county.

Topsy Jewell, of the Common Cause Co-operative, said: "Organic

methods offer growers the opportunity to keep land in farming in a way that

is good for the environment, good for health and good for the local economy."

Contact the Common Cause Co-operative at The Green Room, 20 North Street, Lewes BN7 2PE for details.

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