In The Netherlands, I’ve noticed that there are a number of organisations who aim to give employment to vulnerable people.
Our second beehive is located at one such place.
The Dorepaal is a garden centre, tea shop and park.
Most of the employees have a learning disability but they are encouraged to learn work skills and participate in the workings of the whole site.
There is also a working farm.
The pigs, chickens, ducks, sheep and goats are a fantastic local resource for families and children.
They also grow fruit and vegetables and organic seedlings for gardeners.
It’s a tranquil haven in the heart of the city!