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Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Managing Volunteers (Newcastle upon Tyne)

How do we keep our valuable volunteers engaged in our outdoor space throughout the year, including the wet and cold winter seasons?

Sponsored by Dobies and run by Social Farms & Garden, this training day is suitable for anyone working within a community growing setting.

Where: Scotswood Natural Community Garden, Newcastle

When:  Thursday 16th January 2020, 10.00am - 3.30pm (arrival from 9.30am)

Cost:  £20 per person, including lunch. We would never want to exclude any organisation on the basis of cost. Contact Alison for more details: 

What to expect on the day:

We will explore the principles of good volunteer management including recruitment, volunteer policies, training and retaining volunteers particularly when the bad weather sets in and your garden may not be looking its best.

There will be an opportunity to tour the beautiful Scotswood Natural Community Garden and hear about how they are successfully working with volunteers in all seasons.

Booking notes:

  • A simple lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please advise us of any dietary requirements on booking.
  • This event is for representatives from SF&G members only. Membership is open to any organisation that provides benefits to individuals/communities by engaging them in meaningful land-based activities (such as community managed gardens and farms, or care farms). Membership is free – it’s quick and easy to join here and there are lots of other membership benefits including product discounts. Not sure whether your organisation is already a member? Please contact us to find out.

This training is offered in partnership with Dobies who, as well as offering discounts on their products are sponsoring a year’s worth of vital training for members of Social Farms & Gardens. This training will support members to grow a healthy community garden and a healthy organisation.

January 16th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   3:30 PM
Scotswood Natural Community Garden
John Marley Centre
Whickham View
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 6TT
United Kingdom

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Social Farms & Gardens member £ 20.00
Trainer £ 0.00
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