The South West green spaces organization provides information, training and networking opportunities for those in the parks sector. 'Breaking the Mould: Managing parks in a changing world' is Green Connect's third conference, supported by Nesta and Horticulture Week. Previous conferences have looked at innovation in parks and green space policy.
Much of the day will be spent in workshops and discussion groups learning first hand about:
- engaging effectively with local businesses
- working in partnership with local authorities
- innovative fund raising such as subscriptions and paying for parks benefits or services, and
- developing a sustainable business model for parks.
A central focus of the discussion will be Nesta’s Rethinking Parks innovation programme, which is piloting new business models for funding green spaces across the UK.
Earlybird tickets are £85 if they are booked by 31 August and paid by 23 September. Click here to find out more.