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Hard-Hat Tours (June 16th and August 11th)
As part of our efforts to keep our supporters and the wider community updated, we have organised a series of three "Hard Hat" tours during the Farmhouse Renovation.
These are opportunities for you to come and see round the site during the Build process, learn about the techniques, materials and what is happening, and ask the Build Manager and Board any questions.
Each event is from 1-4pm, including lunch from 1-1.30pm, Q&A session from 1.30-2pm, and half hour tours beginning at 2pm.
We held a successful First Tour on March 31st, attending by nearly 30 people, including MP Tommy Sheppard, and were provided with an amazing lunch thanks to Hazel and the Bridgend Farmhouse Café team.
The second tour is on Friday 16 June 1-4pm. To find out more or to sign up go to:
The third and final tour will be on Friday 11th August 1-4pm. You can attend both!
Wednesday and Sunday Drop-in Sessions (and Cladding and Charring Training)
Continue every week 11am - 3pm, including free lunch and refreshments.
Free for anyone to take part in, just turn up any Wednesday or Sunday, or contact Hilary at email@example.com to find out more.
Coming up will be an exciting opportunity to take part in a training programme that will involve Timber Charring and Cladding of our community workshops, which should be taking place between June and July this year.
The initial Timber Charring and Cladding Training Day is likely to take place on Saturday June 10th. Still to be confirmed, but if you're interested please let us know, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Adult Education Classes
• Language of Birds (starts 30th April for 5 weeks)
• Wild Plants for Foraging (30th April for 5 weeks)
• Woodwork for Bridgend Farmhouse (Starts 2nd May for 10 weeks)
• Garden Sculpture Class (Saturday May 13th)
To sign up for any of these follow this link to find the courses you are interested in: https://www.joininedinburgh.org/organisation/153/
For those on our mailing list, we are moving to the Mail Chimp system for monthly updates, so look out for that email at the end of next month.
For some of you that may mean it goes into a sub-folder in your mail client, so you may need to look out for that.
Some upcoming events that may be of interest at Bridgend Farmhouse:
Traditional Stone-Wall Restoration course.
This Sunday (26th March) 11-3pm, with our expert tutor, Tim Le Breuilly, at Bridgend Farmhouse. Free lunch included. See the attached poster for more details or just turn up on the day.
Farmhouse Renovation Hard-Hat Tour and Q&A
Friday 31st March 1-4pm. 1-2 Q&A session, tours from 2-4pm. Refreshments and snacks available. Please register your interest beforehand. Come and see the renovation work after 2 months and find out everything that is happening on site.
Wednesday and Sunday Drop-in Sessions
Continue on every week from 11-3pm, with free lunch. Open to all, come and drop-in and get involved in developing this community-owned site.
Running at Sandy's Community Centre in Craigmillar every Monday 12-1pm with a free 3 course lunch. To register to come along for the lunch please contact: email@example.com
Upcoming Adult Education Courses
In partnership with City of Edinburgh Council we are running a range of adult education courses.
To sign up and register for any follow this link:
New Flyer for distribution
Download our a new flyer below with general information on the project.
Please feel free to print the attached version to display, distribute and share with others.
We've had an exciting month at Bridgend Farmhouse with the build now one month in and so much progress happening already. On top of that there is a whole range of workshops, classes, weekly café meals, tours and events coming up. Read on to find out more and to get involved in them.
We hope to see you at the Farmhouse soon...
Natural Cosmetics Group
We've been awarded funding from the Liberton/Gilmerton Neighbourhood Partnership to continue to develop a Natural Cosmetics Project with families in the wider Liberton/Gilmerton partnership area! Thanks very much to everyone that supported and voted for us at the You Decide event at Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre.
If you or any young people you know would be interested in taking part contact in these workshops ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday and Sunday Drop-In Sessions (11am - 3pm)
Continuing every week now, from 11am - 3pm, Open to all, with a free lunch (home-made soup and bread).
There'll be lots of exciting workshops coming up this year as well as the Bothy starting in the mid-May. A poster is attached with more info about the drop-in sessions.
First Aid Course (March 4th):
Open to all members and volunteers. Saturday March 4th 1-3pm Craigmillar Library.
Free places available. Information attached and below. To sign up contact: email@example.com
First Bridgend Farmhouse Renovation Q & A and Hard-Hat Tours: Friday March 31st 1 - 4pm.
Call for volunteers:
Can anyone help do an hour or so flyering? We're planning a big flyer distribution to keep people updated with what's happening on site. If you could spare an hour or two to help with this please let us know.
Bridgend Bike Project Consultation:
One of the four community workshops that will be built is designated as a Bike workshop, based on community consultation. To determine how you would best like this to run we'd ask if you could take 5 minutes to complete this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7MKNT2J
Community Café (Sandy's Community Centre) Mondays 12-1pm
Our weekly community café and cooking training course has started again at Sandys community centre, in partnership with Adult Learning Link.
Every Monday will be serving a 3 course lunch for up to 20 people, from 12 - 1pm.
There are still places available on the course, but also places to book in for one of the lunches.
To book in, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Education Classes
BIG is running in collaboration with City of Edinburgh Council at Liberton High school this term:
Wild Things Course run by Grassroots Remedies
Come and join the Grass Roots Remedies Herbal Medicine Co-operative in our Wild Things Course - 'A Year of Wild Food & Medicine.' Together in this unique hands on course we will be bringing together botany, ecology, sensory herbalism & medicine making in the magical surroundings of Blackford Glen, South Edinburgh.
Our Wild Things Course runs fortnightly from March to October and will teach you to view your environment differently, to feel more connected to your landscape, have more control over your own health & gain confidence in home remedy making - & we'll laugh a lot along the way too!
There are still a few place left on the 2017 course! To read what last years participants thought check out our website: http://www.grassrootsremedies.co.uk/workshops/wild-things-a-year-of-wild-food-medicine-course/
For enquiries, to register your interest & also to book: email@example.com
The Power of Food Festival is on!
The 2017 Power of Food Festival has been launched and registration to get involved is now open! With a brand new team, a brand new logo and a brand new website, the third edition of the Festival will take place on 17th-18th of June across Edinburgh’s participating community gardens.