Monday, 14 September 2015

Fundraiser Gig!

This Friday we have a fundraiser gig for The Oak Tree Farm CSA  with music from the brilliantly talented Chantelle Love and the incredible Elly Tree! There will also be a fire pit into the night and a lot of beer to be drunk :-) Consider yourselves invited!

We'll be asking for donations of £3-£5 [give what you can for unwaged/concessions] on the door and drink & snacks available on donation too. Please give generously to keep this wonderful project alive and well, so it can nourish the local community for many more seasons and years to come.

The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm produces excellent food while really caring for the environment. It's a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Ipswich. Funds raised will be spent on bridging the gap to pay the people who run this excellent project the national minimum wage, and buy new equipment.
This is the last weekend of the crowdfunding campaign so every penny helps to get the farm closer to its target and save it from closure. [For more info on the crowdfunding and how to give something even if you can't make it to this event please see the website].

Thanks for reading and for all your support.

Also a special thanks to those who came along to our open day on Saturday and took part in workshops. I ran my first workshop and you guys made it a great experience :-) Much love xxx

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Random Camel Open day on Saturday 12th September

Random Camel Co-op Open Day extravaganza !
Saturday 12th September

It's our open day next Saturday and we're getting ready to throw open our doors and welcome people with a day of workshops, activities, info sharing, and meeting new people. We got so excited that it's now extended beyond our own four walls!

Here's roughly what we've got drawn up:

10.00  Tea

10.30  Discussion/workshop: What are co-ops? A short history.

11.00  Tour of the house

11.30  Workshop: Introduction to Radical Routes 

12.30  Either A) Open slot for anyone to talk about their own projects
                      B) Food co-op tour [at CAB office on Tower Street]

1.30 - 2.30  Lunchtime

2.30  Workshop: introduction to Concensus decision-making and faciliting meetings

4.00  Tour of the house

4.30  Feedback/open slot [?]

4.30  Discussion/workshop: 'Living with Camels' discussion and workshop for those interested in             joining the co-op.

5.00  Garage door painting [bring old clothes]

Farm party in Rushemere from 7pm - all welcome!

Visual/ongoing things throughout the day:
People needing projects/projects needing people board
Visioning - what do you want to see happening & be part of?
Kids' space & activities

All welcome! Bring friends and enough food to share [no meat or almonds/brazil nuts though] :-)

If you're travelling from out of town and need to stay over let us know in advance and we should be able to put you up for the night.