We are happy can let you know about the good news, our partner organisation (Diversity Foundation) starts to operate the Social Garden of Gödöllő in 2019. They are enthusiastic and full with plans. They will organize volunteer days where waiting for similar enthusiastic garden lovers. Follow them here: https://www.facebook.com/diverzitasalapitvany
The 2nd focus group meeting focused on the applied/well-established methods with disabled and/or disadvantaged people by the farm management. Discussed questions on the 2nd focus group meeting were:
- Are there any development method for disadvantaged/disabled people in your institute?
- What’s your methodology and how can you measure it’s efficiency? Do you consider suitable the current methods?
The participants were interested in the measurement method (Three Stage Process) of Ruskin Mill Trust. Matthew Hayes participated and he let us know briefly in the topic as he spent the last two years in the UK as employee of the RMT. Participants agreed, social farms in Hungary are developing in other system than in Western Europe, they grow rather from social institutes than farms. Social farms need to stand on several legs, for example work out services for paying costumers (e.g. addicted people) as well.
Besides that there was some useful suggestions about the pilot training timing. The participants prefer February, March, April as the most suitable months for the training and somebody suggested would be effective if 2 participants could take part from one institute (financial expert, social expert).
Értelmi Sérültek Gyöngyház Egyesülete;
Fóti Waldorf iskola;
Nefelejcs Értelmi Fogyatékosok Napközi Otthona;
Farm Alapú Nevelésért Egyesület;
Csömöri Összefogás Nonprofit Kft.
We come to you with our 3rd newsletter. It is in Hungarian, about our training week in Italy at Agricoltura Capodarco social farm.
Dear visitors, here you can read about our September training in Agricoltura Capodarco. It is in English, but soon we come with the Hungarian version also. Enjoy!
This video showcasing Bercel and the first steps of the Social Farm being built in the village in Hungary. Why Bercel? Because our project partner WWOOF Hungary's focus is on Bercel in the last years.
Here we come with our newest newsletter, what you can read in Hungarian, and this is about our first short term training we took part at the very end of May 2018 in the UK. Our host was the project partner Ruskin Mill Trust, who is the owner and inventor of the PSTE method (Practical Skills Therapeutic Education). Please read and hopefully enjoy the text we wrote about our experiences.
Please read our news about the training we had in Ruskin Mill Trust at the end of May.
Soon we come with the Hungarian newsletter and we hope you will enjoy as much as we enjoyed that week in the UK, Nailsworth. ;)
Let me inform you that first time in our project a Focus group meeting was held in Gödöllő by our project partner, the Diversity Foundation. These events are important to provide systematic feedback throughout the project about the relevance and applicability of the intellectual outputs to key stakeholder groups, as well as a means of communicating the progression and the results of the project. The members of the focus group are professional and civil stakeholders. This 1st focus group meeting was focused on the farm management experiences with disabled and/or disadvantaged people. Stakeholders who took part are:
Értelmi Sérültek Gyöngyház Egyesülete
Miskolci Autista Alapítvány
Nefelejcs Értelmi Fogyatékosok Napközi Otthona
Farm Alapú Nevelésért Egyesület
Tiszasas Község Önkormányzata
Szociális Farm Szövetség
In January we posted our first project newsletter and successfully spreaded out via our Hungarian relations. If we couldn't reach you, please read it via this channel. Enjoy!