Developments Trust NI

Very interesting event being held in Garvagh Community Building with great relevance to our ambitions for Garvagh Forest School and the wider former Garvagh High School Site.

Development Trusts NI, is pleased to invite interested parties to a seminar and public discussion on community owned, community managed woodlands.The seminar seeks to facilitate an opportunity for those with an interest in land reform, local regeneration and development to come together and share experiences, challenges and opportunities and consider ways in which mutual interests can be advanced.

This seminar will look at community ownership and management of land and woodlands in Scotland with a keynote contribution from Jon Hollingdale, CEO of the Communtiy Woodlands Association Scotland. Jon will reflect on the factors that have facilitated and driven forward community ownership in Scotland and the lessons learned for communities in NI.

The seminar will also hear from Nial O’Kane who will present on the work of Carntogher Community Association who have been to the fore in rural regeneration and land ownership in NI. Lauri McCusker (CEO Fermanagh Trust & DTNI Director) will consider the wider implications for rural communties overlooked as strategic rural regeneration partners and the new social enterprises that might be established through more and better community ownership.

Garvagh Community Building – 85 Main Street Garvagh, Northern Ireland BT51 GB – View Map
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