2013

  • Helped to promote a variety of talks and presentations including Derek Wall and Natalie Bennett from the Green Party, the Food for Thought event organised by the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, a visit to Incredible Edible Todmorden organised by Transition Tynedale, an event for the People’s Assembly in Durham, a visit to the first Passivhaus in Northumberland and anti fracking films and talks
  • We moved on from Alington House and started touring our Hub meetings around our various associated organisation’s venues including Fruitful Durham, Old Church, Lionmouth, Brandon Village Community Garden and Empty Shop
  • Supported our associated organisations including Harehope Quarry, Abundant Earth and Fruitful Durham
  • Held our annual Visioning event in Empty Shop, ran our third AGM at Alington House, created a welcome document for new members and launched our Research Marketplace
  • Helped individual members to become more sustainable by finding help through our network, this included finding local wood for fuel
  • Ran a variety of stalls and supported once again the now well established Neville’s Cross Eco Festival
  • Supported the running of courses and workshops in a variety of subjects including basket making, African drumming, wild food foraging, fruit pressing and the launch of the Festival of Thrift in Darlington
  • Supported the development of our new project Incredible Edible Durham City
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