--- Richard Morris <webmaster@...
> Rob et al,
> > Thanks for the report of the planning event.
> > When you say "we need to train 500 people by
> October", is this to
> > raise funds? What sort of training is on offer - I
> couldn't find any
> > training info on the website (I'd like to come to
> the Woodland
> > Gardening and Nutrition courses mentioned in your
> mail though).
> The 500 people is connected with a grant
> application. Last year
> we got a �25,000 grant from the Devon and West
> Somerset Key Fund.
> This allowed us to buy a lot of tools, equipment and
> materials to
> allow us to start training people. The grant also
> went a long way
> towards paying for the construction of a new
> entrance to the site
> which has to be meet highways agency standards and
> has to be done
> by an official contractor, a snip at five grand!
> As with all grants there are conditions to be met,
> the big one
> being that we have to "train" 500 people and have
> 200 volunteers
> by November. Training is interpreted quite loosely,
> if we show
> someone how to plant a tree that is considered to be
> Quite a bit of "training" happened at the Shaping
> the Future
> event: including polyhedral dome construction, tool
> shower construction, gardening, wildlife
> identification, tree
> planting, water self-sufficiency, tree planting etc.
> If we get you through the door we'll get you
> Plants for a Future: 7000 useful plants
> Web: http://www.pfaf.org/ or
> Snail: 1 Lerryn View, Lerryn, Lostwithiel
> Cornwall, PL22 0QJ
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