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.