The Story of Stone Soup; 5 films about building communities with Jim Diers

Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by in Arts, Business, Charity, Comedy, Community, Environment & Nature, Featured, Food & Drink, Health, Kids, Music, News, Politics & Campaigns, Sport, Tourism, Youth

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This film is the short to help publicise 5 other films about community building – they were made near Cirencester on a course with a group of community builders from Stroud and across the County (and indeed Birmingham and Croydon). The training was delivered by Nurture Development and supported by Barnwood Trust. To see the links to other films go to:

Jim Diers talking community;

An introduction 1/5:

Engaging with communities 2/5:

Engaging with communities 3/5:

How can community builders help? 4/5

Supporting communities to take the lead 5/5:

Jim Diers has kindly given permission to publish parts of his talk – the discussion and more is not part of this film but I hope it still gives a good flavour of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and a great reminder to those of us fortunate enough to be on the course.

You can hear more about the projects in Gloucestershire from the Barnwood Trust:

To find out more about You’re Welcome and see what’s happening near you visit

More about Jim Diers and the ABCD Institute at:

More about ABCD and Nurture Development:

And a great blog about these issues:

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