Jo lives in West Yorkshire and works in Early Years education. She is interested in Doughnut Economics and how communities can inspire through mutual aid…
From Small Acorns Come Wide Branches: building community in an uncertain world (Eva Koch Part 1)
Thursday 7 March
19:00-20:30 (UK time)
From humble beginnings come gardens for minds to rest in, one thousand trees and places to call home. Find out more about how communities are coming together to protect nature and each other’s wellbeing.
When Jo Cremins heard how the residents in her town raised enough money in five weeks to buy a local wood, she was inspired to meet others who were taking similar action in their own neighbourhoods.
From larders offering free food to reduce waste, to city farms providing green spaces for sanctuary seekers, these self-initiated schemes show a vision of a fairer society.
Explore in this session how from the seed of an idea, five different projects were grown, focused on sharing, restoring and offering a helping hand.
Some are planting seeds or trees; others are creating affordable housing. Each shows the possibilities for thriving community relations that step up to challenge division and inequality.
There will be a short talk by Jo, followed by space for questions and reflection.
There are two other presentations from Eva Koch scholars:
- Where the wild things are: gardening for nature in Quaker spaces (Caroline Chandler)
- Tending the flames – hope and resilience in climate activism (Amelia Eikli)
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.