Our April meeting was unusually packed: Karen and Rich presented their plans for our May Day Celebration at the Green Backyard (you can download our flyer from here); the group discussed the new Backyard food shop which is to open there that day, and which Matt and Rich have been hard at work converting from an old shipping container; Alun and Melanie talked about the recent “Joy in Enough” conference they recently attended, and also (with Rich) about the PinT/GBY/Forest for Peterborough visit to Hill Holt Wood, a very impressive woodland project in Lincolnshire.
Three PinT regulars (Alun, Karen and Rich) are now trustees of the Green Backyard, which has recently become a registered charity. The GBY will be hosting a cleanup over the Easter weekend (April 19th and 20th), when volunteers will also deliver GBY leaflets and flyers for the May Day Celebration, just a few days before UK Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is due to visit and share lunch with volunteers on April 23rd. We also discussed our stall at this year’s Green Festival launch on May 24th, and we decided to buy a gazebo to use at future events. Dannii will be helping to organise the stall where we hope to encourage people to use and add to our wild food map.
Following our session with Stuart Mathers in our March meeting the group also decided to open an account with the Peterborough Rainbow Savers, part of the Rainbow Savers Anglia Credit Union.