147Re: [pfaf] Re: Shaping The Future report and new Events at PFAF
- Apr 24, 2002Rob et al,
> Thanks for the report of the planning event.The 500 people is connected with a grant application. Last year
> 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).
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 training.
Quite a bit of "training" happened at the Shaping the Future
event: including polyhedral dome construction, tool maintenance,
shower construction, gardening, wildlife identification, tree
planting, water self-sufficiency, tree planting etc. etc.
If we get you through the door we'll get you trained!
Plants for a Future: 7000 useful plants
Web: http://www.pfaf.org/ or http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/pfaf/
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