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20Nov
Frome Festive Food Feast
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Festive Food Feast

We would like to invite you all to our very first pop up community feast!

For one evening, the Welshmill Hub will be host to an array of colourful characters and woodland creatures transported from the pages of Narnia.
Performances and activities for kids and inner children, winter warmers and delicious festive food that we’ve rescued from out in the cold and will be serving up on a donations basis.

Fancy dress is encouraged (but not compulsary)- fauns and forest critters, lamposts and lions- and we’ll have our own transformation station for those who need a pinch of inspiration (or just a sprinkling of glitter).

Food will be served in two time slots, frome 5-7pm and again from 7-9pm. Spaces can be reserved in advance for those eager to ensure a place at the table or just pop along.
See our eventbrite page to book your free ticket http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fromes-festive-feast-tickets-19728176507

So step through the wardrobe and enter our Frome Festive Food Feast!

Vision-boarding for the food-waste project, using images to conjur ideas and intentions 
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13Nov
Otty’s low down on week 4 at Edventure’s Food Waste Challenge
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Last week at Edventure the ‘Feast on This… ‘ food waste initiative got underway. We split into groups to manage and organise the different areas of the project i.e. community engagement, planning events, sourcing food and managing finances and funding.

On Monday we started compiling a list of possible food source contacts such as local businesses, supermarkets, farms and growers.

We also made up some prototypes for marketing materials such as business cards and fliers and set up a Facebook page and Instagram account https://www.facebook.com/feastonthisfrome/?fref=ts

Half the group went off to make shelves and clean out the food storage area  we’ve secured at the back of the Welshmill Hub.

Over the next few days we continued to try and make contact with possible venues for workshops and pop up events and suppliers.

A couple of us went down to the supermarkets such as the Co-op, Lidl and M&S to ask about they would be possible sources. So far there has been no direct response from these larger chain businesses. We are also looking into S.K Fruits as another avenue and have been told by them to speak directly to the farmer who owns the chain.

We contacted the YMCA via the Routes café and left our contact details there fir the manager. They seemed enthusiastic about the possibility of hosting a monthly cooking workshop for the people who live at the hostel or those who use the Routes café  which felt promising. Plan to go again next week to pursue this.

In addition to this space we are  exploring the Bridge café and the local Scouts hut as other venues which we aim to make contact with next week.

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13Nov
Gwen’s review of week 1 at Edventure
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Week – One – Day One!

Our first day at Edventure and with a new group of nine people we spent the first day getting to know one another. Our first task was to pair up and write a list of assumptions about the other person, questions like ‘what type of music do they like, and ‘what was their family background like’ … which led to some interesting and often surprising results. It really highlighted how easy t is to assume so much about a person first hand, but when you get to know them often a whole other story emerges. In the afternoon we took part in an exercise called the ‘river of life’, a story of our lives highlighting the key moments that led us to Edventure, a great tool to get to know each other and team building. By the end of the day we all felt so much closer and not at all like a new group of people coming together. Great stuff!

Day Two

We visited several projects in Bristol including Hamilton House and the City Farm exploring different social enterprises this way really helped inspire us with our own project. We also got opportunities to discuss what is possible in regards to our own food waste project with the people running each project.

Day Three

On day three we looked at our qualities and how they can become our pitfalls when pushed too far, it was an interesting exercise in perception and many insights gained. Afterwards we looked at what happens when we step out of our comfort zone, push our boundaries and the potential that is possible as a result.

Day Four

Helen Moore facilitated a session about consensus decision making and with Neil we explored the essential ingredients in making a successful team. In the afternoon we got to try out the consensus decision making method for ourselves, through setting our ground rules for the group. We also looked into reflective practice as a method of insuring the group and project is always evolving in the right direction. In the afternoon we made a vision board which involved cutting various pictures or words out of magazines and making a poster with them, a very interesting creative way of holding a vision and reflecting later on whether the vision came alive!

End of the first week! So much happened and so much inspiration!

Team Building
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