Seeing is Believing - Flower Pod (Southwell, Nottingham)

Join us on a tour of Flower Pod a horticultural-based social enterprise focusing on growing beautiful cut flowers with a minimal carbon footprint, while giving people with learning disabilities meaningful activities.

Programme includes:

  • How Flower Pod have created an income stream from the sale of cut flowers
  • What to grow and how to grow it
  • The impact of growing flowers for volunteers and beneficaries
  • How the site works and Flower Pod's plans for the future.



Growing Your Sustainable Income (Belfast)

Scott Shivley from L'Arche will share how they have utilised the principles and ethics of therapeutic horticulture to develop enterprising ideas. He will also share how L'Arche generate income from their projects. Participants will get a tour of the site and the opportunity to ask questions about their work.

During the afternoon we will cover:

  • Development of enterprising ideas
  • Site tour
  • Q&A
  • Sustainable income generation

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.



Community Garden Health & Safety (Belfast)

While health and safety training is something many of us have done before, this training event will focus on community gardens which may not conform within the usual health and safety framework.

We will cover current H&S legislation and how to translate this within a community garden setting. This will be followed by a practical session designed to give participants the confidence to work safely in their own community gardens, including carrying out a risk assessment on the site.


Growing Workplaces at Stormont (Belfast)

The Stormont Estate workplace allotments were launched in May 2012 for Northern Ireland Civil Service staff based within the Stormont Estate. The project was the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.


Growing Better Together (Manchester)

Join CSR representatives from Manchester businesses and speakers, including Hard Rock Cafe, Contour Homes and National Grid, to be inspired to take your company's community and environment activity to the next level.

The event will showcase a wide range of best practice examples providing hints and tips to help embed new CSR ideas within your own company. From roofplace allotments to skills-based volunteering and getting the most from team activity days.