Sarah Tibbatts writes:
Between now and the end of September 2017, the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are offering free training to anyone who is involved in developing or managing community open spaces. This includes housing association staff, tenants and residents groups, Council parks staff, parks contractors, members of Friends groups, and allotment associations.
Training at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Mile End, E3
Open to anyone who is involved in developing community open spaces anywhere in London. Minimum 3 and maximum 12 participants. Three half-day courses, mainly outdoors using the resources of the Cemetery Park:
- Establishing and Managing Wildflower Grasslands
- Establishing and Managing Native Shrubs and Trees for Wildlife and Amenity
- Planting and Managing Spring Bulbs in Grassland and Woodland
Training on your site in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
For groups managing sites in Tower Hamlets, we can bring the training to you. This can follow the general topics above and also provide an opportunity for a more personalized or consultancy approach, looking at issues, opportunities and constraints to developing your site. Minimum 6 and maximum 12 participants.
Terry Lyle is a botanist who has over 20 years experience of environmental education and project development in Tower Hamlets, working with schools, community groups and parks Friends groups to enrich parks, estate grounds and gardens for biodiversity.
All training on a first come first served basis – please call Sarah on 020 8983 1277 to discuss times and dates.
Note that the free training offer is now closed. The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park can still offer bespoke biodiversity training at low cost. For more information see the Friends’ website.