On Tuesday 12th March, our Shop and Café will be closed to the public for our annual Land Day/Spring Clean-Up Day. This is an opportunity for us to work together to clean our workshops and houses. Any unwanted items will be upcycled or offered to other charities. In the afternoon we will all share lunch together before getting to work on projects to tidy our land.
They did it! Congratulations to Miguel and his cycle team, the Stellar Stars, for cycling over 500 miles in just 3 days, the 2018 Extra Mile Auvergne Cycle Challenge. They need your help in hitting their £4k target to help purchase a rickshaw electric assisted bike so that we and the wider community can cycle again! They are looking for any support, so please give generously via Virgin Money Giving. For more information on the challenge check out Extra-Mile. Thank you!
We had a blast making these Festive Wreaths! Big thanks to Lidia and Terry for the enjoyable hands-on afternoon. There was a great choice of lovely coloured ribbons and lots of greenery to create with, and everyone had a great time. Thanks to our in-house photographer Alex, for capturing the workshop.
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.
Our Resident Forum group delivered an Environmental Awareness and Recycling training in July and August. We discussed the environmental impact of household waste, landfill sites, plastic pollution and ways to reduce our waste and help to protect the environment. We played a Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz game, with Andrew M posing as Chris Tarrant, Chloe A as the assistant game host, Liam D, Tamsin A, Robert P, Jane W and Thomas C as game contestants. Residents, co-workers and staff were actively engaged and involved in the game and it was fun and educational, both the trainers and participants thoroughly enjoyed the two sessions.