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Recipe for community building: have a picnic

The past week started and ended particularly well, with rather different events both about building relationships and community.
Yesterday’s event in Manchester was about Asset Based Community Development, with an emphasis on finding and nurturing the good people, ideas, and activities that you already have, rather than starting with needs and problems (probably leading to a funding bid). The message from Cormac Russell, Jim Diers and others was that we have more resources than we recognise, if we only look, and then make some effort at joining up. There’s an earlier interview here with Cormac and Jim. read more »