Flora locale 2017 Training Programme
2017 will mark the 20th annual Flora locale Training Programme. Full details of events will be avalable on the website from early February. Events are tailored to the needs of land managers and others involved in the design, management and restoration of wild plants and habitats for biodiversity, landscapes and people, whether on a farm, smallholding, village green, nature reserve, city park or garden.
This year you can learn how to manage grasslands with scythes and woodlands with horses. Each event is led by an individual with practical experience and provides an informal opportunity for participants to learn from an expert and each other. The mix of structured and unstructured training can normally contribute towards professional requirements for Continual Professional Development. Attendance certificates are provided.
Customised training and business outdoor awaydays: Flora locale is also able to organise or administer bespoke events tailored to an individual organisation's requirements for their staff or volunteers (e.g. for 'Friends of' groups involved in managing open space or nature reserves, or businesses interested in getting their staff outdoors for a day). Please call us on 01488 686186 or email us to discuss possibilities.
Partners and facilitators this year include the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew & Millenium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place, Small Woods Association, Butterfly Conservation, Ancient Tree Forum, Emorsgate Seeds, Biologic Design, Gordon Haycock Associates, Rowan Working Horses, Surrey Wildife Trust, Tim Gatfield, John Malster, Colin Carpenter, Richard Brown, Clive Leeke, Julia Drage, Rod d'Ayala, Rob Aquilina, Richard Cripps.
Cost per participant per event: £100 (£75: employees/volunteers for charities, parish councils, full time students and those not economically active). The Gardening for wildlife and pollinators and the Gardening for wildlifeworkshops fee will be £50 for all participants.
Bookings and confirmation: All workshops must be booked and paid for in advance. All accepted bookings will be confirmed by email. Full workshop details will be sent out by email to all confirmed participants.
Farming and small holding for biodiversity
Grassland restoration, management and scything
Grasslands and woodlands in Scotland
Grasslands and woodlands in Wales
Constructed wetland systems
Horses for woodland management
Plants for pollinators
Ponds and other wetlands
Trees, Ancient Trees, woodlands and woodland flora
Urban gardens, meadows and greenspace