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: email@example.com
- 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.
Reading International Solidarity Centre
35-39 London Street
|Social Farms & Gardens member||£ 20.00|
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