NORWAY — The Alan Day Community Garden will host a training opportunity for anyone wanting to learn to hold conversations that foster trust, commitment, and a sense of belonging.

The Oxford County Wellness Collaborative’s “Restorative Community Training”  will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the community garden, 26 Whitman St.

The training is ideal for people who would like to participate in or facilitate meaningful, respectful conversations. The training has also been shown to  empower participants to directly address personal and community improvement.

The Oxford County Wellness Collaborative (OCWC) has funding to offer the training free and is committed to making it available to anyone who wants to gain more connection to community and/or leadership skills.

The funding is limited, so if participants are able to, they are invited to make a sliding scale contribution at the training, up to $50 a person. Any contributions received will enable the collaborative to offer additional trainings.

“We know that the kinds of conversations that these trainings support can go a long way toward building community,” said Brendan Schauffler, collaborative facilitator.


Help with childcare and transportation is available and can be arranged by placing a confidential call to the Collaborative. 

Food and drinks will be provided for all participants.

The collaborative’s mission is to engage all community members in working together to transform personal, environmental, and economic health by building strong relationships among people and organizations.

The collaborative is administered by Healthy Oxford Hills, a Healthy Community Coalition and a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital.

FMI, register: 207-739-6222. 

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