Monthly Social Farms & Gardens Webinars

Wednesday 17th March, CSA Business Planning

Join us for an afternoon introduction to business planning with top tips from key CSA experts which will include: 

  • An introduction to Tyfu Cymru & overview of support available through various partners for CSAs in Wales 
  • CSA operating principles 
  • Hear Tom O’Kane’s first-hand account of running Cae Tan CSA (Gower)  
  • Highlighting importance of supply chains 
  • Start-up funding 
  • Financials – how to make it pay (& yourself!) 
  • Informal session & plenty of opportunity for Q&A’s networking. 
  • Everyone welcome even if you're in the very early stages of setting up a CSA

You can also find more documents and resources here.


Wednesday 3rd March, All Things Allotments! 

Are you working with an allotment site in Wales and want to expand the potential of the site for everyone in the community? Come attend our online training session to learn more about how this can work, what to consider, and the resources that are available. This is also a chance to talk to other’s involved with allotments in their communities in Wales.

The presentation from the webinar is also available HERE.


Tuesday 17th November, Surviving the winter; activities and tips for the cold winter months

Although some of our members have managed to re-open this summer and autumn by making maximum use of their outdoor spaces, many are now facing questions around how they can continue to deliver their services as winter approaches. In this themed webinar we will present advice, hints and tips from experienced care farmers and community gardeners as to how to keep your service users, volunteers and staff safe, warm and engaged during this most difficult season for working outdoors.


Tuesday 10th November, What you need to know before signing a lease

As part of our CLAS Cymru project in Wales, Joel Woolf, a partner and agriculture specialist at Wright Hassall LLP solicitors will take us through the potential pitfalls and things to look out for before signing a lease for your project or venture.


Thursday 29th October, Protecting Your Trustees

Following the success of the Risk and Liabilities webinar that independent insurance broker McClarrons led in June, we held another free session for SF&G members on trustee indemnity. Trustee liability can be a barrier to individuals joining charity boards and can also be a worry for individuals on a board. This is especially so during times of unprecedented crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic.

 


Wednesday 26th August - Welcoming diversity in community farms and gardens

Monica Tyler, CEO of Vauxhall City Farm, chairs a discussion on encouraging diversity and particularly enabling people from minority groups to be involved in decision making processes in environmental organisations.

 

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