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Universal Design Community Gardens and Allotments in North County Louth


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About the Course


'Developing and establishing a Dundalk Community Garden and Allotment, based on a Universal Design would be all inclusive, accessible as well as supporting a wide range of needs. It would be a place where all ages and backgrounds could find respite and experience nature, supporting sensory, therapeutic and mental health. Its aim is to engage all levels of ability and backgrounds, children with additional needs, families, young people, single individuals, general population, dementia sufferers, it would support those who feel lonely and isolated no matter the age or gender in gardening, horticultural therapy or just enjoying the change of seasons or to learn something new or inspire connection to nature. Help bridging the gap in town centre activities and bringing the community together.'

Innovating Communities courses are led by Design Thinking experts and community volunteer 'co-trainers' to help training teams tackle projects like these.

Our Design Thinking training teaches valuable skills that can be used to create people-centred, innovative plans in response to challenges or opportunities like the one above. You will also have access to 1-on-1 mentoring from your trainer and co-trainer. Co-trainers are volunteers from your county with knowledge and/or experience in community action.

The course will start in the last week of January, on the evening of Thursday 27th Jan 2022 from 7.00 to 9.00pm. The Course length can vary between 21 and 42 hours of training based on the availability of the Team and the weight of the Challenge. You and your Team will be expected to commit to weekly training sessions, typically 2 hours in length. The team will also conduct community research and outreach during various stages of the course, between sessions.

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Social Enterprise, Smart Villages, Development Group, Natural Resources, Climate Action, Biodiversity, Local Services, Education / Training, Health And Wellbeing, Town Centres, Children And Families, Food & Drink, Place & Space

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