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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New for 2019 - Growing a Healthy Garden with Dobies (England wide)

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Dobies who, as well as offering discounts on their products for our members, 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 and events will be held across England.

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CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits) Training Dates 2019

The Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme has dates for training events throughout 2019. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

Training is coordinated and delivered by the Access to Farms partnership, and accredited by Credit4Learning, part of the Open College Network (OCN). Two-day training events are planned in various venues across England. There are also distance learning options.

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