CCF news

Keep up to date with our Climate Challenge Fund project through our website and our social media. 

For any questions or queries, email OR, or phone 01475 553570.

On our Climate Challenge Fund page there is a document for you to download and fill out - you can indicate the events that you are interested in, send it back to any of the above addresses, and we will contact you to keep you up to date. 

Please get in touch to enquire about our tool library. Borrow items such as rakes, forks, hoes, and wheelbarrows.

Dropbox links - resources for older ones and younger ones to keep educated, informed, and active during the COVID19 lockdown.

Let us know what you think of them!

Grow Your Own @ Home                                           29th June

As always, we hope you are keeping safe and taking care of yourself during our continued lockdown. It's been wonderful to see so many pictures of everyone growing their own at home - especially those who are using recycled planters to start off their little seedlings! When you are forced to stay inside, you have to get creative...send us your pictures of your upcycled plant pots and we'll pop them on our social media pages.

If you have run low on seeds or looking to start something new, come in to the Hub to collect our Grow Your Own goody bags. They contain everything you need to get started with some fun veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. Keep a record of your seedlings' growth and make notes on what you have learned from 'growing your own'. Send us a message and we'll get back to you with any facts or tips on caring for your new plant. You'll be surprised at the carbon savings you can make simply from growing your own produce.

As always, continue to follow us on social media for food waste information and recyling facts. Now more than ever, we need to care for our communities and our planet earth.

Take care!

Lockdown and CCF events                                          20th May

We hope you are keeping safe and taking care of yourself as our UK lockdown continues. We have missed seeing everyone around the Hub and in the gardens - but we're lucky we have been able to keep in contact with our CCF participants through the wonderful world of technology! We've had Zoom meetings, Teams meetings, Google name it, we've found someway to get in touch and keep everyone on their toes with regards to environmentalism! Our recipe share replaced our planned Food for Life get together in April. We received low-carbon recipes from familiar faces as well as some new budding chefs, and although we could not see the dishes in person, we're 100% sure they were as delicious as they were carbon-friendly. We also have produced some folders with activities to keep you and the wee ones entertained during lockdown - there's puzzles, experiments, activity sheets, recipes, quizzes, and great ideas that are simple, easy and inexpensive to carry out at home, all of which are geared towards changing our climate change attitudes. These sheets are still available, so get in touch! We've also been hosting our live carbon literacy quizzes, testing your knowledge on carbon emissions and making you reflect on what you could do to reduce that carbon footprint. 

We'll continue to keep you updated on our project as you take care of yourself and your loved ones at home. Email to take part in our live activities and receive our up to date emails. 

Looking to learn a bit more about global warming, climate change, and environmentalism? 

We are running Carbon Literacy workshops at the Broomhill Hub. Each class will have a different theme related to climate change, and you will learn what the deal is with global warming in a welcoming, relaxed, environment. You can attend a few classes, or you can attend all of them!

You will gain knowledge on the basic science behind global warming, social justice and climate change, and what you can do to recognise and act on climate change.

Carbon Literate people have knowledge and skills that are valuable to society - employers are increasingly realising the importance of hiring people who have an understanding of environmental and social issues, which is so important in a rapidly changing world. 

Carbon literacy classes are for anyone who just wants to know a bit more about climate change, but would be particularly useful for those looking to add something special to their CV, such as students, graduates, and those who have been out of employment for a while. They would also be beneficial for teachers, librarians, social workers and those affiliated with environmental clubs or groups. 

These classes are free to attend. We will run two classes each week (both with the same content).

Want more information? Get in touch! Email, phone the Hub at 01475 553570, pop in to have a chat with us, or get in touch through social media. Our facebook is @BroomhillGardensandCommHub, Twitter is @CCFErin, and Instagram is @BroomhillCCF

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