Urban Growers Gathering
Growing Food and Community Development:
A Weekend of Reflective Learning for Urban Growers
Saturday 9th February (9.45-4.30 + 7.00-9.30) and
Sunday 10th February (9.45-1.30).
At the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens,
The Green House, Hereford Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4NA
An opportunity for urban growers to:
Reflect on and share their experiences of community involvement in food growing projects, and, in light of this, to consider what actions to take to meet our immediate needs and strategic goals. Community development principles and tools will be introduced and used to facilitate the conversations.
ü Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.
ü There will be a bring and share meal on the Saturday night at a different venue (TBA).
ü The cost of gathering is £25 per person (if you are on low/no income, please let us know).
The weekend will be facilitated by:
Tim Lawrence of Sims Hill Shared Harvest and the Walled Garden; an experienced community development worker and grower, and
Joy Carey, the author of Who Feeds Bristol Report; an experienced community grower, researcher, and local food policy specialist.
The Gathering will be hosted by Chris Sunderland of Project Agora, a charity promoting active citizenship and researching the relationship between growing food and building community.
The venue is provided by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.
To book email Tim Lawrence at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st January.
Places are limited
N.B. We will finish at 1.30pm sharp on Sunday to allow participants to get to the Food Sovereignty South West meeting at 2.00pm at St Werburghs Community Centre.
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