Get Growing Trail showcase community gardens in Bristol
On the weekend of 8-9 June, 2013, Bristol’s fruit and vegetable growers open their garden gates and community plots for the third Get Growing Garden Trail. Visitors are invited to see what lies behind the garden walls and get inspired to get growing too.
In all, 27 sites are open at various times over the weekend, showcasing a diverse range of growing projects. Each group taking part has a different way of organising the work, cultivating the land, and sharing the harvest – come and find out what would best fit for you.
For more details and to download a leaflet, visit www.bristolfoodnetwork.org
FCFCG holds events throughout the UK including:
- Local networking and training events throughout the year on themes requested by our membership. These events are free or highly subsidised for members.
Click on the link in the left hand menu to find out about forthcoming FCGCG events in your country.
- 'Seeing is believing' tours for policy makers to find out more about the work that our members do
- Conferences and other events organised as part of our partnership projects, for example, the School Farms Network.
We also publicise:
- Events taking place at community farms and gardens throughout the UK. If your project would like to publicise an event here please contact us.
- Events from other organisations that might be of interest or relevant to anyone involved in community growing.
For details of these events, please scroll down or use the links in the left hand menu.
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May
Marsh Community Garden, Dymchurch Road, Romney Marsh, TN28 8AY
Guided walks; kids’ activities; honey spinning (from our own beehives); produce and plants for sale; tea/coffee; home-made cakes and much more.
OCN Intro to Forest School Level 1, Bristol
Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Bristol
Dates: 18th/19th April, 27th/28th June, 28th/29th Nov
Cost: £225 for 2 days course
Jon Attwood from the Forest of Avon Trust is leading these two day courses. The two days will teach you how to develop the confidence, skills and knowledge needed in order to work with children, in an outdoor setting. As well as learning these practical skills, there will also be an opportunity to make a start on your portfolio (which you will need to complete in your own time for the accreditation).
This course is suitable for teachers, support assistants, early years practitioners and parents and can be used as a stepping stone for those wanting to go on to take the Forest School Leaders course Level 3.
OCN Level 3 Forest School Leader Award 2013, Bristol
Lawrence Weston Community farm and additional local woodland
Spring/Summer course: 25th/26th April, 2nd/3rd May, 13th/14th/20th/21st June
Summer/Autumn course: 11th/12th/18th/19th July, 12th/13th/19th/20th Sept
Autumn/Winter course: 10th/11th/17th/18th Oct, 14th/15th/21st/22nd Nov
Jon Attwood is the deliverer of this year course, that is aimed at professionals and independent practitioners working with young people, children and adults who want to set up and run a Forest School.
Student will be required to develop a written portfolio, have access to a group to plan and develop and run 6 sessions. They will also need to have an updated CRB check and first aid qualification.
The following units will be covered:
- Learning and development at a Forest School
- Practical skills and woodland management
- Establishment and delivery of a Forest School programme
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