LandWorks, at the Dartington Estate in rural Devon, England, is a training center that helps former inmates develop a foundation to transition back into their communities after release. The center, largely built by the trainees, provides job training in food production, woodworking, landscaping, and construction, as well as soft skills in human interaction and home economics. LandWorks works closely with the government and employers to provide social services and job placements, and above all prioritizes cultivating a sense of self-worth, responsibility, and ownership for the trainees – reducing recidivism rates twelve-fold. Visit the LandWorks website to learn more.
Photo by Antoine Taveneaux, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Category: Place-based Education