On Saturday, we will be selling raffle tickets to win our Camphill MK Hamper. Jam-packed (ahem) full of home-grown and home-made goodies, join us on 10th to win it. The hamper includes: *Rich fruit cake ready for decorating *Raw cider Vinegar *Dried Tomatoes *Raw Honey *Blackcurrant Jam *Strawberry Jam *Warming Quince Jam *Bengali Style Chutney *Apple and Date Chutney *Beetroot Chutney *Festive cushion cover *Mosaic Mirror *Voucher for two course lunch for two people
We’ve been celebrating Harvest and Michaelmas this week. Bringing together all the achievements of the community we enjoyed a shared lunch of four different soups cooked by the houses and fresh bread from our Bakery served by the Cafe team. The celebrations saw the Theatre group perform part of the Stranger Danger play, with Teo posing as the big bad wolf, Tamsin and Andrew as the two of the little pigs, Lee as the Gasman and Liam as the policeman. Our Residents Forum presented a short film about recycling called Greener Camphill focussing on reducing food waste. Alison talked about what happens in the Tools Workshop with help from Luke. Art and Craft, Garden and Newsletter Workshops presented their work to the entire community. Of course, we sang a few songs led by Joan and all felt rather grateful for what this year has brought.
If you love our Cafe, Bakery or Shop, please vote for us in the Slow Food UK Awards! Simply vote for one or all of our amazing workshops to give the team – residents, staff and volunteers a great big boost. Vote HERE. Thank you.
We continue our Women of Camphill project and speak to master baker and workshop supervisor Maria S about the unsung heroes of our community. CMKC: How long have you have been involved with the community? MS: I first arrived at CMKC in January 1992. CMKC: What’s your most memorable experience in the community? MS: I was a house coordinator in Soltane house, and my children lived with me. I had to cope by myself with the house and the children. It was a challenging time in my life. We had good memories with the residents when we organised holidays. CMKC: How important do you think women are to this community? MS: I think women are as important as men. CMKC: Do you think women’s influence has changed over time in the community? MS: Yes we had some single women in our community, and this might have been the influence of the community life. CMKC: What’s your expectation of yourself and the community for the future? MS: I want to do my job properly and hope that the community meets everybody’s satisfaction. CMKC: Who in your opinion is a hero of Camphill? MS: We have some unsung heroes in the community. They do as much as possible to make the community and the world a better place. Joan has done so much good work for the community within her field of work. Lidia also does a great job making our environment better. Josune is the most popular house coordinator as the residents like her very much. Hanne is doing lots of work to make a difference to the residents’ lives. CMKC: What is your favourite thing to do outside the community? MS: I like walking and discovering the world. CMKC: Who within the community would you like to nominate for a Q & A? MS: Josune
Work is seen as an important part of residents’ lives; it helps to develop their full potential and their sense of responsibility and dignity. Our Bakery Workshop is very much a part of this. We make varieties of fresh bread each week morning using traditional recipes. If you love the smell of bread you can imagine how our bakery smells! We sell freshly baked break in our Shop and serve it in our Cafe too. Here’s to ABILITY!