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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: 

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 27th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   3:30 PM
Reading International Solidarity Centre
35-39 London Street
United Kingdom

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Social Farms & Gardens member £ 20.00
Trainer £ 0.00
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