The Heat Project conversation at the next Climate Cafes on Thursday 2nd June 7pm and Tuesday 17th June, 1pm. The venue is the Moulin Hall. In April 2022, energy bills have rapidly increased for many households across the UK. The amount varied between households, but a typical energy bill increased by approximately £700 a year or more and could go up again in the autumn. We will be having a conversation with Martin Mathers from The Heat Project who can chat to us about ways to help reduce energy bills and improve energy efficiency of houses. Everyone is welcome so please let your friends and neighbours know. If you are interested in either event please let me know just so we have an idea of how many are coming. And of course if you want to attend virtually then I can organise that too if you let me know.
Food Waste Reduction & Recycling Project with PKC: Food waste is a major contributor to climate change so following their Food Waste Survey earlier in 2022, Yvonne Bell from the PKC Waste Minimalisation Team in association with the climate cafes is looking to deliver various events with local communities to promote food waste reduction and/or food waste recycling over the coming months.
We will be working with her on a composting project over the summer, which will finish with a Zero-waste Food Waste Action event on Saturday 1st October 2022 of Climate Week. More information soon and in the meantime if you are interested please let me know/.
The Pitlochry Garden Share is Anna Stokes idea, inspired by the Taybank Growers Cooperative. The idea is to form a network of gardens in and around Pitlochry for food production by a team of enthusiastic volunteers who lack growing space of their own ie matching the labour to the land, very similar to Lend and Tend, but more like a community garden where a team of people share the workload and cooperate. There are lots of different ways to contribute, from offering garden space, tools, plants, seeds etc, to working in the garden, to sharing ideas and knowledge. Any extra produce can be sold in Handam and proceeds used to save up for eg equipment such as a polytunnel. The idea is not only to facilitate growing fruit and vegetables for interested individuals, but also to eventually increase the amount of local, affordable produce for everyone in the area. It is early days so there is one garden and 5 volunteers involved. More information to follow. If you are interested in this project then please get in touch.