Jed Hallet-Miller, a Level 2 Standard Horticulture apprentice, will compete at the regional final of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year competition.
Achieving the highest score in the local heat at Northumberland College, Jed will put his knowledge to the test again when he travels to Askham Bryan College in March.
The winner will then progress to May’s Grand Final at Logan Botanic Garden in Stranraer for the chance to win a £2,500 bursary to fund horticultural related travel anywhere in the world.
Open to anyone under the age of 30, Young Horticulturist of the Year has helped but Standard Horticulture apprentices on the map, as well as Jed’s employer, Garden Creations.
Ahead of the regional final, Jed said:
“I really enjoyed the competition and it proves the knowledge I am learning on my apprenticeship and at work is paying off. I could never have done it without the support of everyone at Northumberland College and Garden Creations.”
John Guy, Land and Environment Curriculum Team Leader, added:
“It’s a great competition for all our Horticulture students at the college to be involved in and a great test of their knowledge.”
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