Supporting information Youth Landscapers
Supporting letter, National Forest Company – partner and funder
Case Study, about YLC (as part of Black to Green project)
Detail of Impact for one young person with Asperger’s.
He was really excited to be a part of the project. There are not a lot of opportunities in the area. He was involved in scouts but he was ignored and not doing very much.Parent of YLC member
A has an Asperger’s diagnosis and doesn’t make friends easily, he finds it difficult to socialise and it is a struggle for him. But Black to Green (which YLC was part of) played to his strengths. B2G helped him because his interest was in the technical side – at the timber festival he was like a different kid that day.
B2G has given him a focus – all of his money goes on kit that he carries around. He is not messing around and is very proud of the work he has done with B2G
He hopes to use the B2G/YLC work to get onto a University Course, to show what he has done. It has been lovely to see him being completely accepted, listened to and looked up to. In previous years it has been really hard to watch him struggle but at least he has had Black 2 Green.
Fungus Foray research and development
YLC photographs of fungi from the Timber site alongside responses to the question ‘what do we imagine the experience of the audience will be’?