Natural Resources – 35 ways to generate an income?

NR35 is not just our postcode – it’s the name of SB’s newest “social enterprise” – a subgroup starting to think about how to use our skills, knowledge and labour to generate an income by sustainably managing/harvesting the resources which are wildly abundant around our rural market town.

An inaugural meeting early in the new year was attended by a diverse group of 8 eager participants, and having quietly weathered the snowy second half of January will continue exploring possibilities with another meeting in early February.

By way of action, some of the members have collected dead elm trees from a nearby verge (felled by the council last year) which is stacked ready for logging, splitting, bagging & then selling to the public to raise seed capital for the enterprise.

Living together gathering – 26 January

A day of workshops and networking about and for intentional communities. 

 How to set up a housing co-op 

 Introduction to CoHousing 

 Forming a group/ Visioning/ Action Planning 

 Facilitation and Consensus Decision Making 

 Raising finance and making a business plan 

Radical Routes 

Case studies from local communities: Random Camel Housing Co-op, Argyle St Housing Co-op, Norwich Cohousing, Old Hall, possibly the Drive from Walthamstow 

Open space discussions – and please notify in advance any specialist workshop desires

Matchmaking! Like a real time Diggers and Dreamers noticeboard! 

Lunch included, a local AND vegan offering – oooh.  

Cost: A tenner concession/ twenty pounds full price, but nobody turned away for lack of funds – contact us! Places limited please book  

Contact: Nigel – 07946529642 / livingtogetherevent@gmail.com

When Sat, 26 January 2013, 09:30 – 16:30 

Where:

Old Hall Community, East Bergholt, Essex, CO76TG. Nearest station is Manningtree on the East Coast mainline then a 3 mile cycle/ walk along the Stour, or let us know if you require or can offer a lift.

If you want to display posters as below please ask download and print or ask Gemma for hard copies: 07816 146 567

Well-Being and the Community, Green Drinks, 8th January, 7.30pm

What are the elements that make up the well-being of a community? And what does it mean in the context of the present and ongoing financial and resource constraints and an uncertain climate?

Throughout 2013, Sustainable Bungay’s new Arts, Culture and Well-being sub-group will explore these themes through dynamic and creative conversations and practical skills and knowledge sharing events. Come and help spark off the discussion at Sustainable Bungay’s first Green Drinks of the year, Well-Being and the Community, at the Green Dragon, on Tuesday 8th January at 7.30pm.

Everyone welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Image: Echinacea in Bungay, 2011 by Mark Watson