Blooming Baskets is an enterprise based at Scremby Grange near Spilsby and accessed by both students and service users.
Its main focus is the production of summer and winter hanging baskets and pots for two local town council contracts the business has established over the last four years. It also provides pre planted baskets/pots or a ‘plant your own basket’ service to customers.
The enterprise gives all individuals the opportunities to take part in activities and develop a wide range of skills in working in a business. This can be as simple as potting a plant to being involved in keeping the account’s and marketing the business. All individuals develop an awareness of health and safety in the workplace and also develop skills in Maths and English through the activities they take part in. Personal and social skills are developed alongside transferable work skills such as communication, decision making, problem solving, working with others and building confidence and self-esteem.
Blooming Baskets is also available on each of the college sites to give more complex students the opportunity to access the enterprise. They have been responsible for planting daffodil bulbs and are taking part in the planting of baskets.