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Radical Routes Autumn Gathering T.B.C

Radical Routes Date and venue to be confirmed.

Radical Routes is a network of radical housing co-ops, workers co-ops and social centres, whose members are committed to working for positive social change.

Nottingham members include Sumac Centre, Neds Housing Co-op and (associate members) Veggies Catering Campaign & Morrigan Housing Cooperative.

Four times a year, the member co-ops get together at weekend events which have a social function, but which are also the places at which all important decisions are taken. They are open meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.

Co-operative Principles Tea Towel – buy it now for £6 + £0.73 p&p


The Radical Routes quarterly gatherings:

Winter in February -:- Spring in May; -:- Summer in August -:- Autumn in November.

More on Radical Routes on Veggies Website, including publications for sale.

Primary Gardens Outdoor Market

Join us in the courtyard at Primary on the second Sunday of every month for great local food, independent traders, arts, crafts and more!

Nottingham Community Market

Save the Earth Cooperative are putting on a Community Market in Sneinton, on the First Friday of each month, to promote social eating here in Nottingham, a place where families can come out and enjoy some food from local Nottinghamshire producers at a fair price

All hot food and drink will be priced between £2.00 to £3.50 (no more than £3.50 per portion). We feel that Nottingham like elsewhere in the country going out is very expensive for families. At festivals & markets street food can be as much as £8, so a family of 4 or 6 with drinks on top can be an expensive night out. We also feel as a society we need to move away from the current drinking culture up and down our high streets & towns and adopt a more European approach to socialising, for families to come out to have a drink and some food with a bit of entertainment at an affordable price.

We are also passionate about tackling loneliness in our communities and affordable social eating we feel is a great way to get out and make new friends.

The event will also highlight the importance of food education, tackling food waste, Social Chefs, Ethical Products & Crafts; supporting local businesses, artisans and crafts people. With recycling and the reduction of single use plastics we are hoping to be able to be almost 100% plastic & disposable free.

If you would like a stall please click here: https://savetheearth.coop/ncm-traders/

Northern Green Gathering 2018

Northern Green Gathering will again be held at Bradley Nook Farm, the beautiful organic farm near Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales.

In 2017 Bradley Nook Farm donated its cows to Hillside Animal Rescue to live out their lives in sanctuary, and adopted a vegan organic future. We hope that this will inspire other Northern Green Gathering participants!

Northern Green Gathering is a small volunteer-run environmental/educational gathering focused around sustainable living and green campaigns.

A 4-day camping event with environmental workshops & campaigns, permaculture, organic veggie cafes, stalls, healers & alternative therapies, kids space, theatre & circus workshops, and a showcase of environment living in action, including solar power and wind power.

Veggies Food is HereVeggies hope to be catering. If you can help, contact us!


vegan climate logo To get to this event, 30 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 40kg CO2.

However by helping an estimated 500 people Eat Vegan we will “offset” 1000 kg CO2.

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life, they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [refs].

Earth First Summer Gathering 2018

The 2018 Earth First Summer Gathering is to be held at a rural site in Sussex (accessible by public transport).

The Earth First! Summer Gathering is the place where people involved in radical ecological direct action – or those who want to be involved – get together for five days of time and space to talk, walk, share skills, learn, play, rant, find out what’s going on, find out what’s next, live outside, strategise, hang out, incite, laugh and conspire.

The workshops, networking and planning of actions at this low impact eco-living camp is organised non-hierarchically. It’s run without leaders by everyone who comes along, so come prepared to chip in!

The Gathering has parallel workshops coordinated as an embedded UK Animal Rights Gathering.

Veggies Food is HereVeggies will coordinate Campaign Catering, as well as a cafe space, tuck shop, vegan cake baking workshops and will host the PM Press Bookstall. To help Contact Veggies.

Radical Routes Summer Gathering

The Summer Gathering includes a full day on Friday 10th August. at a (camping) venue to be confirmed in the Oxford area.

Radical Routes is a network of radical housing co-ops, workers co-ops and social centres, whose members are committed to working for positive social change.

Nottingham members include Sumac Centre, Neds Housing Co-op and (associate members) Veggies Catering Campaign & Morrigan Housing Cooperative.

Four times a year, the member co-ops get together at weekend events which have a social function, but which are also the places at which all important decisions are taken. They are open meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.


Radical Routes

The Radical Routes quarterly gatherings:

Winter in February -:- Spring in May; -:- Summer in August -:- Autumn in November.

More on Radical Routes on Veggies Website,
including publications for sale.

The Green Gathering 2018

A four day festival beyond hedonism powered by wind, sun and people… just the best!

Educate for sustainability, create alternatives, frolic in fields. Powered by wind, sun & people, and Food by Veggies. Veggies hope again to be supporting a Co-operators Camp together with Radical Routes & others, in the Campaigns Zone.

This year or next Veggies will be eligible again for the Ethical Caterer Award, having won it in 2015! By August 2018 we hope to have established distribution of our Ethical Consumer Best Buy Burger/Sosage Mixes to many other caterers to help raise their ethical sourcing. We will have increased the hemp in the mix and will have sourced our herbs, and possibly our hemp, from Bradley Nook Farm who, in 2017, donated it’s beef herd to all-life rescue and is transitioning, with our support, to vegan organic growing.

 

Sumac Meeting

Sumac meetings are currently held at 6pm on the 2nd Saturday off each month, to include the People’s Kitchen Meal (rather than on the first Monday).

All are welcome to come and participate. To get involved just drop by and join in!

The Sumac Centre is an independent community and social centre in Nottingham, home to project including the Forest Fields Social Club, People’s Kitchen, Veggies Catering Campaign and Pink 4 The Homeless.

Sumac provides resources, meeting spaces and skills for groups and individuals campaigning for human rights, animal rights, the environment, peace and co-operation world-wide.

Sumac aims to use a consensus process, to work creatively to include everyone decision-making. To find out more about this, see the ‘Groups and Meetings’ briefings at Seedsfor Change

See also Sumac’s Ethical Policy / Secondary Rules.

If you can’t make it to the meetings, subscribe to announcements from Sumac, including reports from planning group meetings.

Wild Peak Fundraiser

Wild Peak are having a Fundraiser on Saturday July 8th.

Any money from donations for food, refreshments or camping will be going to support the work of two projects:

Watch The Med: funds for sustaining an emergency phone network (and equipment needed) that helps to co-ordinate the rescue of refugees from the Med

– The Abortion Support Network (supporting Irish women who are having to come to the U.K for abortions)

We are hoping people will arrive anytime from 12.00 pm on Saturday 14th July

Things will carry on through to the evening (with the option to camp over for people who want to stay the night…)

What’s the plan?
 Relaxing in the field, enjoying the mid Summer vibe!  Ad-hoc games and entertainments during the day ( ideas and offers welcome-it’s going to be a bit D.I.Y!)

Veggies Catering Campaign from Nottingham will be providing veggie burgers, snacks & other #FoodByVeggies in the afternoon.
Refreshments will be available to buy all day, and an early evening meal available later (all for donations…) All the food will be Vegan. Please support the fundraiser by getting your refreshments in the field-ta!
 
Anyone who fancies camping over is very welcome-we will be asking for a small donation (£3.00 a pitch)…
 

What to bring?
– money to spend on food and refreshments, a tent if staying over, (plus warm bedding, a torch, wellies if staying late as the grass is long and gets dewy, waterproofs-not that it will rain and we will also have structures up so rain would not stop play, and your own breakfast supplies), ideas for fun in a field and stuff to make it happen!

Entertainments, music, info stalls;
– if you feel like you might be up for playing some music, helping with any other entertainments, if you have information about any projects that you’d like to share and get more people involved with, or if you have an idea for a stall/activity for the day to help raise money, then drop us an email and let us know…
We are hoping that evening music and camp fire vibes can continue after dinner, but all amplified music will be going off at 11.30 so people and kids can sleep!

Getting here, transport and parking;
We are trying to minimise traffic and Wyver Lane is potholed and narrow with limited passing spaces, so if possible come by bike, foot or car share, if you can…

N.B. if you are coming by car PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON WYVER LANE as there is very limited parking space for the cottages on Wyver Lane and it therefore needs to be for residents only-please help us to keep it sweet with our neighbours!
 If you need to bring a car then please bring it all the way down the lane to Lawn Cottage, where there will be a space you can park it on the field-cheers!

 

Dogs:

The housing co-op is adjacent to a wildlife area and we are surrounded by ground nesting birds that don’t mix well with dogs. If you can’t come without your dog then it must be kept on a lead at all times whilst on site.

For more info, to offer entertainments or other help, or to let us know you are coming (would help us in guessing numbers for food);
 
How to find us: 
 We’re at; Lawn Cottage, Wyver Lane, Belper. DE56 2EF. Once on Wyver Lane, keep going till you get to the very end of the track. You will see a sign directing you to where to park. Don’t give up half way, we are almost 2 miles down the lane, and drive slow if in a vehicle-there’s pot holes a plenty…

See you in the field!

Nottingham Community Circle

It’s so simple…

We meet once a month at St.Jude’s Church Hall, 405 Woodborough Road, share some food and talk to each other. Then we form a circle and introduce ourselves with an emphasis on being positive together.

People are invited to think about what they need and what they might have to offer.

All kinds of things have been asked for: requests for assistance with proof reading, help with getting the decorating done and advice on stress management. Bring and share items gifted have included an assortment of clothes, hair products, a set of fruit tree posters and an empty coffee jar!

NC Circle Wall of Security

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