If you are thinking about setting up your own community garden, or looking for further information to develop an existing garden, the UK Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens is holding a training course about ‘Setting Up a Community Garden’, the course wil be delivered 1 day a week over 4 weeks, starting 6th November, at Tamar Valley Centre, near Gunnislake, Cornwall, UK, PL18 9FE. Topics on the first day include:
Explore what a community garden can be and look at a wide variety of models
How to take your big idea and get your community engaged and excited!
Planning and holding public meetings and consultations
Formalising your group and taking your project forward
For more information about days 2,3 and 4 see below. You can sign up for individual days or any combination to suit your needs.
Day 2 (13th November): Managing your site and land issues. Looking at finding the right site for your project including types of agreements with landowners and legal issues to consider
Day 3 (20th November): Recruiting and Managing Volunteers. This will include induction and training; legislation and policies; managing and getting the best from your volunteers
Day 4 (27th November): Sustaining and Financing your community garden. Exploring how to fund your garden from day one and how to ensure your project are around in years to come.
The course will be run from 10am-4pm every day with lunch and all materials included.
For details about costs and how to register please visit: http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/events/fcfcg-events-in-england/setting-up-a-community-garden-training-cornwalldevon-border?view=Events
The course will be delivered as part of the Lottery-funded Growing Food and Composting Project (a partnership between Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change and Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens), it’s partly subsidised and offered at a discounted rate. You can find out more about the project at www.facebook.com/GrowingFoodandComposting