Ideas events get town buzzing, coaching turns ideas into action

Future Shed Frome

Future Shed Frome is working with members of our community to support ideas for a greener, healthier town into fruition via ideas events. The first of these was held in partnership with Frome Town Council’s Resilience team in mid-September and was focused on how we can future-proof Frome’s local food network. 

Over 40 people came along and ideas were shared for over 20 initiatives that could help Frome’s food supply become more sustainable, including making it easier to share local food gluts, opening a community supermarket and introducing ‘unfairly traded’ labels. Many of the ideas were volunteered by people keen to take the idea forwards. 

Future Shed Frome will be supporting people to turn their ideas into real change over the coming 18 months by offering free coaching, co-working and meeting space, support to grow teams and to make connections. We’ll also be hosting monthly ideas events on different themes. 

Tickets to our forthcoming events are available now via https://edventurefrome.org/courses/short-courses/. On Tuesday 19 October at 9:30, Edventure Frome and Future Shed Frome’s next event is all about setting up a circular economy or re-use business. We’ll get inspiration from Ben Moss, co-founder of the Bristol Wood Recycling project and a network of reuse organisations in Bristol and also from Kate Taylor-Smith, co-founder of Frow Resource, a project seeking to transform a former tip into a recycling centre in Forest Row. Peter Macfadyen will also join the panel, sharing recent experiences as co-founder of Loop Frome – our local community composting social enterprise. 

Attendees can bring ideas – whatever their stage – and get advice on how to develop them further. After the event, you can also take up a series of free one-to-one coaching sessions, helping turn your ideas into action. We also welcome anyone who simply wants to understand circular economies better, get inspired, contribute to a shared vision for a less wasteful economy in Frome or make connections with others. Tickets are free for all Somerset residents thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning.. Book via https://edventurefrome.org/courses/short-courses/

If you’d like to  know more about what we’re up to at the Future Shed, we’ve also started opening up for drop-ins, 10:30-1:30 on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. There, Sue and Hannah can tell you all about Future Shed and the Green & Healthy Future for Frome programme that it’s a part of. 

Green & Healthy Future for Frome is a Lottery-funded partnership between Edventure: Frome, Frome Medical Practice and Frome Town Council. We’re working together until February 2023 to create health and climate win-wins for our town. Get in touch for more info – greenhealth@edventurefrome.org

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