Getting to know your region and community
4 February 2021 18:30 - 11 February 2021 19:45
While every community beats to a different drum, many follow similar patterns and the insights of others who’ve observed and engaged in community building is a valuable process to support you in your existing efforts or as a foundation of knowledge before you begin. Meet food system pioneers, leapfrog with their learnings and kickstart or reboot your own efforts to work collaboratively as a whole community.
This is a two week online ORIcorp course that provides insight into understanding your community, your ecological assets and how to bring the two together to create a collaborative and practical solution for growers of all sizes.
Specific topics covered
- Ecological farm education and development
- Understanding your community and region and growing options
- Enabling community development and collaboration in your region
- Exploring land capacity and opportunity of growing niche or different produce
- Understanding other pathways to market according to your region
- Working together in your community – local pioneers
- 4 February 2021, 6.30pm – 7.45pm AEDT
- 11 February 2021, 6.30pm – 7.45pm AEDT
Cost (before subsidy): $175
The Co-operative Farming program offers a 90% bursary for this course. Find out more and apply for a bursary. Subject to approval, you will receive an email from the Co-operative Farming program confirming your successful application and with a discount code that you should apply at the checkout, this will ensure your payment is reduced to 10% of the full cost. Please note applications for bursaries need to be submitted no later than Thursday 21 January 2021.
The Organic and Regenerative Investment Co-operative (ORICoop) exists to nurture and increase the amount and the productivity of organically and regeneratively managed land in Australia. ORICoop with the support of BCCM have created an online workshop series to help participants build skills and community.