Posts Tagged ‘gcpodcast’

Staking a claim – new allotments and new community

Posted on 13th June 2010 by

A decade ago I made a half hour documentary about allotments, called Losing the Plot.  The programme reflected what was then a confused attitude to urban land and how we value greenspace.

It featured academic and activist Simon Baddeley talking about his campaign to prevent homes being built on the Victoria Jubilee allotments, which border Handsworth Park.


5 things Beth Kanter has taught me…..

Posted on 11th January 2010 by
Beth Speaking from elstudio on Flickr (click on the picture to go to the original)

Beth Speaking from elstudio on Flickr (click on the picture to go to the original)

Beth Kanter is the social media expert for non profit organisations. Last year I made this promise to pay more attention to her prolific blog output.

Today is her 53rd birthday, and in keeping with a small tradition built up over the last 3 years, she is again using her birthday as an excuse to show how social media and trusted networks can combine to help charities. She is raising funds for her favourite charity, the Sharing Foundation.


Leading the way for young people: A new podcast from the Grassroots Channel

Posted on 20th October 2009 by
Pype Hayes Community Focus

Joshua Barwell and Carl Sheward

Carl Sheward and Joshua Barwell are two Junior Volunteer playworkers at Pype Hayes Community Focus. Both 16-years-old, when they are not studying for AS-levels they are spending their free time getting those younger than them involved, doing fun days and activities.

For their effort and heart for the community at such a young age, the Junior Playworker Co-ordinator has nominated them both for the Young Persons Birmingham Local Hearts award. They both agree the work is rewarding, and possibly see themselves forging a career in community work.  Here’s their story.