Flo's - The Place in the Park
Flo’s – The Place in the Park is a community hub in Florence Park. It houses a café, a plastic-free refill shop, a nature-based nursery, the Florence Park Midwives, and lots of activities and community impact projects on the themes of food, family, and nature. Flo’s aim is to build better opportunities for the community to work, eat, play, learn and connect with each other, reducing inequalities and supporting the environment. It is an active and founding member of OX4 Food Crew, and has incubated social enterprises and brought disused spaces back into community use. By responding to local needs and by running community businesses that sustain the local economy, Flo’s help a wide variety of people to thrive.
Members of the Flo’s team were trained in the Storytelling Evaluation Methodology by the Old Fire Station, Oxford (OFS). During 2023, they collected nine stories from people involved in different ways in Flo’s - as staff, volunteers, customers, and more.
A full collection of the stories and the learning report can be found here.