Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Year Round Volunteers (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Year Round Volunteers (Newcastle upon Tyne)

How do we keep our valuable volunteers engaged in our outdoor space throughout the year, including the wet and cold winter seasons?

Sponsored by Dobies and hosted by Scotswood Natural Community Garden, we will explore the principles of good volunteer management including recruitment, volunteer policies, training and retaining volunteers particularly when the bad weather sets in and your garden may not be looking its best.

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

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

Sponsored by Dobies and hosted by Martineau Gardens, this workshop is for SF&G Members who are interested in learning more about welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into their growing spaces, and the importance of creating a network of places of sanctuary around the UK.

You can find out more about Gardens of Sanctuary here.

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Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Don't Risk It! (Leeds)

Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Don't Risk It! (Leeds)

An opportunity for anyone managing a community growing, garden or farm space to have any insurance worries answered by our partner McClarrons, followed by a session looking at managing risk within your setting.

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.

Where: Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

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Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Working Well with Volunteers (Nottingham)

Growing a Healthy Community Garden: Working Well with Volunteers (Nottingham)

Come learn about good volunteer management. From recruitment and policies, to training, managing expectations and celebrating their contribution. 

Sponsored by Dobies and run by Social Farms & Garden, this training day is suitable for anyone working within a community growing setting particularly those managing volunteers. Using real life examples of good practice we will help you address the challenges of working with volunteers so that they, and your organisation, can thrive.

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Technology and Green Spaces (London)

A one-day symposium, showcasing the use of the latest technology in green spaces. The value of green spaces in cities is increasingly recognised for our health and for the environment. In the age of smart cities, technology can play a role in the management and use of such spaces.

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