Finding Common Ground for Facilitating Collaborative Partnerships stemmed from a desire among several employees of Peterborough GreenUP and Abbey Gardens to explore the potential for collaboration between both organizations. In the winter of 2014, planning began for a meeting between members of GreenUP and Abbey Gardens facilitated by Trent graduate students in the Sustainability Studies program through the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project and Trent Centre for Community Based Education (TCCBE). What this meeting would look like and what would be discussed evolved over the next few weeks and culminated in a daylong workshop in Bobcaygeon on April 1st, 2014. This report summarizes the main ideas that came up in several activities and presentations. It contains resources on the background of the project, next steps, and the contact information of participants from both organizations. Appendices include the presentation slides from the respective organizations presentations, staff lists and contact information for each organization, and detailed activity notes from the workshop.

Community-First: Impacts of Community Engagement Project
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
dx.doi.org/10.22215/cfice-2014-04
Completed for: Abbey Gardens & Peterborough GreenUP; Supervising Professor: Tom Whillans; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education
Community-First: Impacts of Community Engagement Project

Fox, Karen, Halsey, Gordon, Schryer, Brook, Xie, Guoyun, Potter, Kristen, McTavish, Kristeen, … Badeen, Dennis. (2014, April 7). Common Site Planning Initiatives for Abbey Gardens and Peterborough GreenUP: Includes Final Report. Community-First: Impacts of Community Engagement Project. doi:10.22215/cfice-2014-04