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Radical Routes Autumn Gathering

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.

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.

The November 2020 ‘Autumn’ Gathering will be held on 13-15 November at a venue to be confirmed.


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

Radical Routes

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.

Sumac Centre Anniversary

sumac/images/dovelogo.gifNottingham’s Rainbow Centre opened at 180 Mansfield Road on 9th September 1985, the co-operative having been established on 9th April 1984 by campaigners for peace, animal rights, human rights, civil liberties and the environment. /moving/oldrainb.jpg

 


Veggies Catering Campaign (established 18th October 1984) moved in from Earthwise (the FoE Shop next door) when it closed, later taking on the day-to-day running of the centre.

From the Rainbow Centre base plans were hatched for the purchase of a permanent campaign base, which was opened as the Sumac Centre, in Forest Fields/New Basford on June 22nd 2002.

Full event details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/moving/schnews.htm.

Earth First Summer Gathering 2020

Five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action – make links, share ideas, and get involved in the struggles against HS2, open cast coal, fracking, new roads, climate criminals and more, followed by an action on Monday.

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 will have parallel workshops coordinated as an embedded UK Animal Rights Gathering.

Veggies Food is HereThe Eat First! collective will coordinate Campaign Catering, with Veggies providing cafe space, tuck shop, vegan cake baking workshops and possible a PM Press Bookstall. To help Contact Veggies.

 

Radical Routes Summer Gathering

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.

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.

The August 2020 ‘Summer’ Gathering will be held at Earthworm Housing Cooperative, on the Shropshire/Herefordhsire/Powys border.


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

Northern Green Gathering 2020 – Postponed

The Northern Green Gathering  has been postponed to 2021, when we hope to return to 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].

The Green Gathering 2020

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.

We are continuing to push forward our minimal packaging  policies – extending the use of proper mugs to serving soft drinks in returnable beakers, to reduce use of single use plastics & straws.  We have now established distribution of our Ethical Consumer Best Buy Burger/Sosage Mixes to many other caterers to help raise their ethical sourcing and ended the production of frozen foods. We have increased the hemp in the mix and aim soon to 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 / Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity Fundraiser

Wild Peak were to have a Fundraiser to raise money to support the work of Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity (DRS).

They say:

As you’ve probably guessed we have decided to cancel the Wild Peak fundraiser which was meant to be happening on 11th-12th July and was going to be raising money for Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity.

We’ve been in touch with DRS and they are all surviving, but there are definitely worries about things like how there will be enough tents in Calais this year for refugees to sleep in. Most of the tents that get donated usually come from festival leftovers that groups like DRS usually collect, and with no festivals happening there could well be a shortage of sleeping spaces for those on the streets of France this Autumn and Winter.

So if you were intending to come to the fundraiser for DRS, and would have bought some cake, samosas, pimms and beer, then check out another way to donate to help show solidarity to some of those who will be struggling in the wake of all this, please instead donate to DRS.

Cheers folks – missing you all and hoping it won’t be too long before we can meet in the field again, love the Wild Peak Crew x

Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity: http://derbyshirerefugeesolidarity.org/
DRS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/derbysolidarity
DRS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derbyshirerefugeesolidarity/

To donate to Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity please click the “Donate” button below and enter the amount you wish to contribute.



10% of sales from Veggies online shop on11th July will be donated to the fundraiser:

www.veggies.org.uk/shop/

London Radical Bookfair

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers are hosting the London Radical Bookfair at Goldsmiths University, New Cross.

Applications for stalls are not yet open. Further announcements will be made soon on this website and on Twitter and Facebook.

Sneinton Essentials Market

As a response to the covid-19 crisis Veggies are proving basic vegan larder staples at the Sneinton Essentials Market every Saturday between 10 and 2pm.

A large range of foods & cleaning materials can be ordered from our Community Food Hub from the extensive stock list by email to sales@veggies.org.uk, for collection at the Market.

On the day we also have:

  • Veggies Burgers
  • Various pasties & Sausage Rolls
  • Vegan Cakes – including Gluten free
  • Fresh baked bread Bread – wholemeal; sour dough; gluten free
  • Teas & Coffee
  • Veggies Mixes to make your own at home!

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