Events

 Please click here for a resume of previous VINE events. For information on relevant events hosted by other organisations please look under News and Info.  Watch this space for future VINE events...


August 2009

Farming for the Future

Date: 25.08.2009
Start Time: 10:00
Finish Time: 17:00
Location: Shropshire
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 Farm visit to Fordhall Farm, near Market Drayton, north Shropshire; and Fenns National Nature Reserve, near Whitchurch, Shropshire.

A look at farm and nature reserve management in a world that is trying to be 'green'. 

  • FARM VISIT. Some of you may have seen Charlotte Hollins's engrossing television programme a couple of months back looking at how she might continue to farm organically in an 'energy strapped' world. The visit and follow-on discussion over lunch will pick up lots of issues that have been the subject of recent discussions on VINE's discussion group.

  • NATURE RESERVE VISIT. After the farm visit and discussion we will move on to visit Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses NNR with Joan Daniels Natural England's Site Manager. Discussions will centre around carbon stores and the problems facing wildlife managers trying to go 'green'.

  • Organised by VINE and IOTA (Institute of Organic Training & Advice)



     
     
     
Web Link: www.fordhallfarm.com/
Event Contact: billgrayson@farmersweekly.net
October 2009

Aligning passion and purpose: rediscovering your influence and leadership in nature conservation

Date: 15.10.2009 - 16.10.2009
Start Time: 12:00
Finish Time: 14:30
Location: Hawkwood College, Gloucestershire
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Many people yearn for real leadership and change, but they are tired of change initiatives which so often fail to deliver, leaving leaders and teams isolated, demotivated and lost. In this workshop held over two consecutive half-days Philip Goodwin and Tony Page will help you rediscover your influence as a leader, reconnecting your passion for nature conservation with the purpose of your organisation and connecting you with like-minded others.

Who is this for?
Leaders and managers in nature conservation. The size of organisation you work in varies from the very small to national organisations employing thousands of people. What you as leaders have in common is a passion for nature conservation. To help leaders and managers in nature conservation become more effective, aligning their passion for nature conservation and the passion of the people they lead with the goals of their organisations and with the nature conservation movement more widely. Due to limited places, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Philip Goodwin and Tony Page are authors of “from Hippos to Gazelles: how leaders create leaders”. They are known for bringing storytelling to leaders as a tool to create purpose and passion that leads to change that people believe in. See full programme for more information.

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Web Link:
Event Contact: pat@greenmantle.co.uk
October 2009

Finding our place: reconnecting with nature in a time of uncertainty

Date: 21.10.2009
Start Time: 09:00
Finish Time: 17:00
Location: Battleby nr. Perth
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Climate change poses the greatest global challenge of the modern age. How will nature conservation respond and adapt? Can we move from strong ecological knowledge and understanding to ecological ‘being’, where a new interconnected environmental ethic takes its place equally alongside science and technology. Join key thinkers in nature conservation, human ecology and environmental education to explore how our relationship with nature may be at the core of our capacity to address climate change.

Organiser: SNH with VINE (Values in Nature and Environment) and the SpeyGrian Educational Trust.

 

Keynote speakers:

David Orr (Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Oberlin College, Ohio)

Alastair MacIntosh (Visiting Professor, Centre for Human Ecology, University of Strathclyde)

Bob Jickling (Associate Professor of Education at Lakehead University, Ontario, Editor of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education).

 

 

Web Link:
Event Contact: Suzanne.kilbane@snh.gov.uk
June 2016

VINE conservation task 22 June 2016 New Forest

Date: 22.06.2016 - 22.03.2016
Start Time: 10:00
Finish Time: 04:00
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Following on from the success of our VINE conservation task on Arnside Knott back in the Autumn, we’re delighted to invite you to a VINE task this summer, this time in the New Forest on Wednesday 22 June 2016, 10am – 3pm

The conservation task will be led by Catherine Chatters of Hampshire Wildlife Trust, and will be Himalayan balsam pulling on the Cadnam River.  There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss VINE related matters, and we invite you to suggest topics – the role of invasive non-native species springs to mind! However, discussions will be entirely informal and according to peoples interests on the day.  

Booking will be necessary nearer the time, but it would be useful for Catherine to know possible numbers, so please let us know if you think you might make it and would like to receive further booking information from VINE in due course.

Web Link:
Event Contact: sophie@vineproject.org.uk