Are you involved in allotment management?
We have a duty and a power! Recent demand for fresh local organic food has led to an increase in demand for allotments. Those managing allotments need to ensure they fully understand their role and responsibilities and what legal and statutory requirements they need to fulfil. This one day interactive training course will give you the knowledge and tools to take away and practically apply to your allotment portfolio.
Why you should attend?
Who should attend?
The importance of allotments to the community, health, social, economic etc.
0930 - 1600*
*This is a one day course. Exact timings will be confirmed when you receive your joining instructions.
About the trainer:
Karen Kenny is an environmentalist and freelance Garden writer, Broadcaster and Lecturer. Gaining her love of gardening from her Grandfather. Karen is a Granny herself now and hopes to pass on her love of gardening and the environment to her grandchildren.
Karen occasionally writes articles for gardening magazines and is regularly heard on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Saturday Gardening programme. She has published two books in association with Top That publishing.
Karen is President of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd. She is also an allotment field secretary in Ipswich and a member of the Ipswich Allotment Holders Association management team as well as being Chairman of the Suffolk Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners.
Karen is a member of the Ipswich Borough Environment and Sustainability panel and is one of the founder members and past chairman of The Ipswich Organic Gardeners group.
She is also a founder and actively involved in the Allotment Forestry Initiative encouraging the use of Hazel coppicing to provide allotment holders with traditional Bean poles and pea sticks. www.allotmentforestry.com now a Woodland Trust National Beanpole week project.
If your Clerk attends, subsequent bookings for the same course from members of the council may attend at the member rate.
There is not just value in your investment in attending the training course, but these are also great opportunities to network with like-minded individual and make new contacts.
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