A very warm welcome to both the existing and recently joined members of Sustainable Living Initiative (SLI). You’re now a member of a community gardening scheme which was started 12 years ago. We hope you will enjoy being part of it.
SLI membership is a forum for discussion, sharing ideas and skills and initiating and managing practical action projects related to organic food growing and nature conservation. Whether you are interested in growing vegetables, fruit and herbs, or in learning about bees, wildlife and forest gardening or in improving gardening and cooking skills, you will find a lot going on.
All SLI members get a 10% discount on our training sessions as well as on our produce for sale. As SLI members, you can join our Sustainable Living Cooperative Group where you can buy Suma products at wholesale price.
Because SLI is run by volunteers, the long-term sustainability of the organisation depends on your cooperation and active participation. Please do let us know if you would like to help in any way.
Our regular fortnightly Newsletter has been suspended for a while. We would like to hear from you what is the best way of communicating about our activities and events for example, members’ page on our website, face book, Newsletter, …?
Call for new trustees of Sustainable Living Initiative
We currently have two Trustees vacancies. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, please e-mail me on email@example.com, along with a copy of your CV.
We need to know what difference our work has made to our members. Such information is important for us to know what we have done well and how can we further improve our services.
SLI Trustees have appointed Roberta Manners as an external evaluator for this purpose. She will be contacting you all by e-mail within a week. If you for some reason do not wish to be contacted, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday 27th November.
Thank you once again for joining SLI and I look forward to working with you all in the days to come.
Merry Christmas 2015 and a Happy New Year 2016
After a break for the holiday, Newsletter No6 follows on 8th January 2016.
Items to be included should be sent to email@example.com before 6th January 2016
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If you haven’t been given a membership card, there is one waiting in the Bluebell Shed. Just ask when you are next at the allotments, or at Marlpit Community Garden.
Remember “First Sunday Food” is on 1st November at 1pm
After the “Big Shed Tidy” finishes at noon, the other team leaders will take a few minutes to explain what their team does, before the Food Team start to set up for the 1pm food-sharing lunch. We hope you’ll stay, and if you can, please bring a dish to share.
You don’t have to be there all morning, but it would be useful to be there at 12 and it would certainly be nice to come to lunch and meet other members. If it rains we’ll eat inside.
Christine – Admin Team
A very warm welcome to both the existing and recently joined members of SLI. You’re now a member of a community gardening scheme which was started some 11 years ago. We hope you will enjoy being part of it. Our ethos is very much on sharing skills, knowledge and resources. Don’t hesitate to ask another grower for help or offer help to fellow growers. Because it is a community scheme run by volunteers, the long-term sustainability of the organisation depends on your cooperation and active participation.
From now on, you will receive a Newsletter every fortnight which will have all the information you need to know about your plot and the dates for upcoming events and training. If you do not get a copy of the Newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to new members!
A number of new growers signed up recently and we welcome them to Grow-Our-Own.
Here is a link to some practical advice about what to do next. Click this.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
As one of the great assets of GO2 is the social and community side, we look forward to seeing you at our food-sharing lunches on the first Sunday of the month, and also at work days (also on the first Sunday of the month) and training sessions. Future activities are announced on an events page (click here).
If you have new neighbours, please look out for them and help them with any problems they may be experiencing.
The annual report is under way. We would like to hear your experiences of GO2, whether you are a longstanding grower or have just joined.
Photos of your plot or produce may be included, if kept small. Please send to Christine at email@example.com. Thanks!
The Big End Of Year Tool / Maintenance Clear Up.
Click here for details
Sunday 2nd November 10.30-12-30
Jane Graham – Team Leader Tools / Maintenance