The Erasmus+ project “Craft Skills for Garden Conservation” (CSGC) gives all people interested in heritage gardens upskilling opportunities. Join us for the webinars and apply for the workshops!
Heritage gardens encapsulate so much of the natural and cultural capital and require a huge amount of knowledge and skill. But both are in increasingly short supply. CSGC aims to address this problem by finding best practice in nine selected fields of Garden Conservation (as below) and by facilitating arenas for learning and sharing.
Read more about the project here.
During a period of three years, several activities will be arranged:
– nine all-day winter webinars will introduce one topic of Garden Conservation each and to prepare the following thematic workshop
– nine practical workshops to explore and to train the practical skills required
– five cross-cutting seminars/conferences for the dissemination and sharing.
Read more about the project and recent news on the project website of the project leader Vea – Norway’s green vocational college.
The first four webinars and first three workshops have already been held – on the topics of soil, meadows, espalier fruit and ornamental planting (webinar only). The presentations of the webinars and some elements of the workshops can be found as recordings on our channel on YouTube.
Register now for the next webinars and workshops:
Trees in historic gardens in a changing climate
Webinar: 10.01.2023 (online); Workshop: 05.- 06.09.2023 (Germany)
Hedges and topiary in historic gardens
Webinar: 07.02.2023 (online); Workshop: 28.- 29.06.2023 (Sweden)
Ornamental plants in historic gardens
Workshop: 11-12.07.2023 (Great Britain)
Maintenance of paths and stone walls in historic gardens
Webinar: 21.11.2023 (online); Workshop: 07.- 08.05.2024 (Sweden)
Ponds and fountains in historic gardens
Webinar: 16.01.2024 (online); Workshop: 04.- 05.06.2024 (Netherlands)
Participation in the webinars is free of charge. Small contributions to costs (e.g. for transport and catering) may be charged for the workshops.
Join us, by following the register button for the webinars or the apply button for the workshops on the project’s website.
This is our partnership for this Erasmus+ project:
Norges grønne fagskole – VEA (Project Lead)
Paleis Het Loo (EGHN partner)
Gunnebo House and Gardens (EGHN partner)
Craft Laboratory at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg
Stiftung Schloss Dyck (EGHN Lead)
European Garden Heritage Network
All partners contribute to the finance of the project, but implementation would not be possible without the funding by the Erasmus+ Programme.