The Outdoors Conference
Latest update 27.08.2013 17:08
As we bid farewell to warm days, a backwards glance reminds us of all the great outdoors activities that were happening at our places throughout the summer months.
Much of this and more was celebrated and debated on a sunny day in Derbyshire at Hardwick Hall as 130 gardeners, rangers, consultants and volunteers from across the Midlands came together for the first region-wide Outdoors Conference.
With a variety of speakers and workshops there was plenty of opportunity to share skills, discuss ideas and exchange top tips. Hot topics included; ‘Building a good plant selling business’, ‘What does ‘Sport for All’ look like, Post-Olympics?’, and ‘Introducing art into the landscape’.
Heather Aston, Head Gardener at Upton House and member of the conference organizing team said ’The conference was a really great networking opportunity, a chance to learn hands on skills, pick up new ideas and go away feeling that you were enabled to play a very important role in the Outdoors.’
Rounding off with number 24 from the list of 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ the whole team pulled off socks and boots and went on a walk barefoot!