Meet the sheltered workshop; IJmond works! and one of the employees!

We recently briefly took you through a blog about how our company is set up. Where do we have our products made and who contributes to the Growing Concepts brand? Did you miss the blog? Then read it back here.
We will go into this a little further in today's blog. We will take you to the sheltered workshop we work with; IJmond works!.


The sheltered workshop: Ijmond works!


IJmond Works! is an organization that focuses on the efficient and effective reintegration of citizens who rely on the Participation Act. They also offer work and development opportunities to people with an indication for sheltered employment or sheltered work.

The aim of the organization is to make people as self-reliant as possible by letting them actively participate in society through work. Also read the vision of IJmond Werkt! below.


De sociale werkplaats IJmond werkt!

“Our belief is that every person is of value and deserves a suitable place to contribute with his or her talents. Together we do everything we can to help people find that place, based on their own motivation, strength and possibilities.”


Which Growing Concepts products come to IJmond works! from?

Several Growing Concepts products are (partly) operated at IJmond! made. This is how they package all the moss, stones and soil for the terrariums. They stick the moss on the wall decorations and package the wall panels. Different activities, which also makes the work very diverse.

Sociale werkplaats IJmond Werkt!

Meet Henk:

We would like to introduce you to Henk. Henk is one of the employees of IJmond works! and one of the top players who contributes to the products of Growing Concepts. What does he do for Growing Concepts and what is his favorite product? We are curious!

Henk is a sociable and hardworking man who is open to everything. Together with his wife he has 2 children of whom he is very proud. He loves football and animals. And especially racehorses; a place where he can often be found in his spare time.
Henk has been working at IJmond works for 40 years! where he has already had several jobs. He was in the “green”, worked for years at a petting zoo and worked in the Noppes second-hand store.

Now he works in the department where o.a the products of Growing Concepts are made and he doesn't want anything else! Henk: “I enjoy working in this department. I can express my creativity in gluing the moss tiles. I really enjoy helping and would like to stay here until I retire.”

In addition to working on the Growing Concepts products himself, he also monitors the overview of the department. He looks at who can do what well and ensures that everyone has the right work within their own qualities. Henk: “Everyone has to be in their place and be good at what they do. But I also like to participate myself. I'm not the type to sit around and watch other people work”

Henk's favorite:

Finally we had one more question for Henk; What is his favorite product?
He didn't have to think about it for long. “I really like the wall panel organic relief with green rendering moss and the organic wall panel with green rendering moss and I am very pleased that I can contribute to this product.”


He proudly immediately had his picture taken with one of his favorite products.

Henk van de sociale werkplaats IJmond Werkt!

We are very happy that we can collaborate with an organization like IJmond and thus contribute to society. And will you receive your Growing Concepts product soon? There is a good chance that Henk worked on this or one of the other IJmond employees works!


1 comment

  • henk broek

    wat een leuk stuk over mijn op jullie blog

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