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Green Party Group in the London Assembly

Allotments Conference: Looking Forward

Championing allotments in London:
a major networking opportunity for allotments societies and community groups

23 July 2004

drawing of vegetables vegetable picture

hosted by Cllr Darren Johnson AM on behalf of the

Greater London Allotments Forum

Guest Speakers

Colin Bowen, Chair of Greater London Allotments Forum and Secretary, Higham Hill Common Allotments Association

Cllr Darren Johnson , Green Assembly Member

Bethan Stagg, Co-ordinator, Allotments Regeneration Initiative (TBC)

A speaker has also been invited from the Esme Fairburn Foundation

Draft Programme

1.00pm. Registration

1.30pm. Colin Bowen, Chair GLAF - Welcome and Introduction to the Day

The story so far and introduction to the Sub Groups

1.50pm. Cllr. Darren Johnson

Green links - Putting Allotments on the GLA Agenda

2.00pm. Bethan Stagg, Allotments Regeneration Initiative

(To be confirmed)

2.10pm. Speaker from Esme Fairburn Foundation

(To be confirmed)

2.25pm. Refreshment interval

3.00pm. Work Groups

4.00pm. Question time

4.30pm. Feedback from work groups on the future work of GLAF

4.45pm. Chair's round up

5.00pm. Drinks reception

An application form to attend the conference which you can print out fill in and return is available  through this link; we regret that forms cannot be completed on line yet: Printable copy of application form

Alternatively you can obtain a printed copy of the form by e-mailing your name and address to quoting "application form required" in the heading.

NB Completed forms must be returned by 31 May 2004.


Workshop One

GLAF future activity A: ICT (website, email groups etc)

Workshop Two

GLAF future activity B: Support(events, training, other networking etc)

Workshop Three 

GLAF future activity C: Influence (publicity, research, policy development etc)

Workshop Four

GLAF future activity D: promoting GLAF (what should our key messages be?)

Workshop Five

The allotment in history (the importance of growing food in London and the allotment role)

Workshop Six

The allotment in the future (how will existing legislation and structures change?)

Workshop Seven

Learning through landscapes (working with schools and young people)

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