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Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Gardens of Sanctuary (Birmingham)

An opportunity for anyone working within a community growing, garden or farm space to learn about Gardens of Sanctuary.

Where: Martineau Gardens, Birmingham

When:  Thursday 12th December 2019, 10.00am - 3.30pm (arrival from 9.30am).

A workshop, sponsored by Dobies, for SF&G Members who are interested in learning more about welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into their gardens, and the importance of creating a network of places of sanctuary around the UK.

This workshop will be delivered by Sophie Antonelli (Social Farms & Gardens) and Ben Margolis (City of Sanctuary) and is suitable for both staff and volunteers.

As part of the workshop we will cover:

  • The UK Asylum system and hostile environment - facts, challenges and misconceptions
  • Working with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Challenges for people seeking sanctuary
  • Becoming a Garden of Sanctuary

For further reading and resources about becoming a Garden of Sanctuary we recommend looking through the resources on the Gardens of Sanctuary website in advance of this session.

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.

December 12th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   3:30 PM
Martineau Gardens
27 Jacoby Place
Priory Road
B5 7UN
United Kingdom

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Social Farms & Gardens member £ 20.00
Trainer £ 0.00
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