The cooking and exercise sessions have resumed after the summer break, and have been proving very popular and much enjoyed by everyone. The recipes cooked are simple, healthy and wholesome, for example one sessions recipes were tuna and sweetcorn fishcakes, salad and poached pears – last week was mushroom pilaf rice and chocolate and beetroot cake! We’ve also been getting the participants to feedback on the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation consultation document – giving their views on what would make a difference to them.
This year’s Harvest Party was a massive success! (Two photos attached). Over 400 people came through the barn door and over £2000 of much needed funds were raised for COCA. The party included music from DaisyB and Little Arrow, cob oven pizza (with COCA grown ingredients), local ales and harvest games. Planning has started for next year’s party already!
Some new faces were were welcomed to the COCA core group this month. Rhiannon, Anne, Gabrielle and Nathan joined the current team to add energy and new ideas to the running of the group.
Everyone likes a red cup in the run-up to Christmas, so our 12oz cup is burgundy and white knit featuring reindeers, snowflakes and hearts. And since red and green should ALWAYS be seen, our 8oz is green and white with added Christmas trees.
The caption by the seam reads: ‘What’s knitty and pretty and GREEN all over? Me! I’m completely compostable. Caution – cheerful contents.’
Being double-walled, these cups insulate your hot drinks (hey – just like a real jumper!). And of course, being Vegware, they are completely compostable, made in the British Isles from low-carbon EU materials.
Bring on the mulled wine!
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Last years helpers are still attending so we should build on this as we provide specific scheduled activities. I hope it’s not just the fine weather that’s the attraction!
The much appreciated support provided within the school and from Vegware has allowed the farm to replace our iconic goats that suffered a fatal illness during the holidays.
August has been a month of preparation for the Langwith Show which Rhubarb Farm and local residents organise on the first Saturday of September.
We check our gazebo collection, count tables and chairs, tidy up the site, put out banners and posters, and put details about the Show on our website and Facebook pages.
About 50 volunteers come per week. There are constantly new people, and we are noticing an increase in the number of drug and alcohol misusers. Several people who did our 2-day taster course in June are now regular volunteers and making great progress with their confidence, abilities and motivation to take further training.
There has been a short break from heavy duty activities there, whilst awaiting the arrival of several supporters who are venturing here to Puyo and to the land, in order to assist progress and continue the construction planning and physical work, as well as assisting with, and helping to develop, other plans there are for around the site and future activities.
Local residents in Broomhouse had a fun filled, activity packed sunny afternoon at our second Summer Street Party, in partnership with a number of local organisations to raise awareness about health and wellbeing services.