The Power of Land to Educate, Empower and Help Us To Thrive
Join Tim Dickens for a fascinating Thrifty Thursday talk where he will speak about his experience working with and on the land to support vulnerable children and teenagers, both in central London and in rural South East Wales. He will highlight the rise of other projects in the UK, from care farms to forest schools, which represent an increasing understanding of the therapeutic value of the soil and the land around us in town and country .
About Tim Dickens
Tim Dickens is an educator, journalist and grower who believes firmly in the power of the land to grow and to soothe us. Based in Monmouthshire, Wales, Tim works in the market garden with vulnerable young people on a 70-acre residential farm run by the charity Jamie’s Farm.
Alongside this, Tim has been part of the editorial team of The Land Magazine, an occasional magazine about Land Rights. Before moving to Wales last year, he ran a small city farm in Waterloo, the most central city farm in London and only a stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament. During his time in London he also launched the Brixton Blog and Bugle, a pioneering local journalism project in South London that has fought many campaigns based on land and justice.
This is a free event, however, booking is required.
This event is part of Thrifty Thursdays – a series of free events running alongside the current exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’. Taking the exhibition as a starting point to explore themes relating to the rural, each week a different artist, writer, gardener, land-worker, academic or performer will join us. The bar will be open before the event from 5.45 pm until 6.30 pm. Please note, the main exhibition will be closed, however the Bourgeois Gallery, which is the final room in the exhibition, will be open.
For those guests walking to and from the gallery in the winter months, we suggest you carry a torch to light the path through the fields after dark.