Saturday, March 13, 2010

Events and a couple of new ideas...

It's coming up to a busy time in Eudlo... next Saturday - March 20 - is the WOEIE Festival (Where On Earth Is Eudlo?) in the school grounds from noon.

Then the following week it's time again for the Eudlo Markets - this will be our Autumn Markets. Transition Town Eudlo will have a 'talking tent' there where you'll be able to sit and chat about what's happening and we'll be doing some seed saving there too.

Following on from our last meeting, it was raised that our regular Sunday mornings are a great time to find out what's on, so perhaps we need a Eudlo Network Group.

Some people who are in the loop and know what's happening - workshops, tours, guest speakers... any type of local community events that fit the theme of building resilience - and sharing that information with everyone else.

Another group worth considering could be an arts and crafts group. We need skills kept alive for the future - do you have a secret talent? Do you know how to make something really useful? Would you like to teach others?

I was reading No 62 edition of the Permaculture Magazine and found a story in their about a Transition Town group in the UK who have revitalised a much-loved eighteenth century annual event - the Montpelier Bean Feast to celebrate local hertiage, local harvest and local genius.

Maybe Eudlo could create a special annual event to celebrate local harvests and heritage?

Hopefully the weather will clear up by next weekend and WOEIE will be a huge success and then it stays clear for the markets the following week - fingers crossed.

Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo

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