The impact on Shane
Shane joined us at the start of 2017. He was 20 years old, unemployed, no qualifications, and as he had struggled to finish school, he had drifted since.
Shane’s mum contacted us in desperation.
Shane commenced a Sustainable Gardening course in February 2017, followed by an Introduction to Landscaping course in May 2017, which he dropped out of. But he then returned and completed a Complete Urban Farmer course in July, 2017. In his words he gained “a fresh perspective on gardening and the natural world”.
In late 2017, he enrolled in the Diploma of Conservation & Land Management at Melbourne Polytechnic and commenced early 2018. Aside from his written evaluation “MAGIC!”, we know he’s still smitten with us because clearly he tells his mates about us, some of whom have also since engaged in the program.
*The names were changed in the stories above