A teacher turned gardener has won a scholarship to help her career grow.
Myerscough College student Aleksandra Butowska, 20, was one of just five people to secure a £1,000 grant from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF).
Aleksandra, formerly of an agricultural background and also a trained teacher, has only recently switched her career to horticulture as hse looks for a fresh perspective and new challenges.
She is currently an apprentice grower in Lovania Nurseries in Tarleton and completing the final stage of an NVQ 2 apprenticeship programme at Myerscough, which gives her the opportunity to take an active part in growing crops while also studying. A
Aleksandra is interested in hopes to become a professional grower when she finishes her studies.
She said: “I am delighted to receive The David Colegrave Foundation Bursary.
“Having such a great, well recognised institution on my side is extremely important and reassures me that horticulture gives a lot of opportunities and many passionate people are there to help you.”
Jeff Colegrave, DCF chairman, added: “The DCF is very pleased to be awarding the five students in recognition of their hard work, future ambitions and commitment to commercial horticulture.
“They are a good investment and just what the industry needs. DCF is happy to support them on their journey,”
For more see www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk/