Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Emotional Resilience on the Ground (Reading)
Registration is closed for this event
Sponsored by Dobies and run by Social Farms & Gardens, this training day is suitable for anyone working within a community growing setting, particularly those with management or oversight responsibilities.
Join us in focussing on down-to-earth approaches to working with people at this workshop led by Nemone Mercer of Core Landscapes. The training is part of the “Growing a Healthy Community Garden” series sponsored by Dobies.
In summary we will be looking at:
Practical tips and ideas for emotional resilience on the ground
How to mitigate against capacity limitations - what we can and can’t do
Creating a welcoming accessible space
Noticing things about individuals and groups that help people benefit from your garden or farm
Communicating within your organisation with respect, realism, friendly professionalism, warmth and when appropriate, humour
Working together to develop ways to make our collective voice louder and demonstrate the skilled and professional work we do
We won't be offering professional advice on supporting mental health though we will signpost to professional organisations who can
Where: RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS
When: Monday 27th 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 27th, 2020 10:00 AM
RISC Reading International Solidarity Centre 35-39 London Street Reading RG1 4PS United Kingdom