Schemes

I’ve been involved in a number of community and activist projects and organisations over the years, some of which I’ve collected below. If you’re interested in any of these then feel free to get in touch and ask questions!

Ongoing:

Transition Southampton (founding member) & in particular TREEmendous Southampton – bulk-buying wholesale fruit trees to populate Southampton’s ‘virtual orchard’.

Green Action Food Co-op – now independent of Green Action Southampton (but with the same name for old times’ sake), this is a Southampton-based bulk-buying co-op for wholesale food from Infinity Foods in Brighton. Orders every month or two, new members welcome.

Past:

Green Action Southampton – student green group; my tenure (President, Secretary, and Treasurer at various points) included various projects like The Growing Project (building a permaculture community garden for one of homelessness charity The Society of St. James‘ shelters), helping out at Ropewalk Community Garden, and setting up a student Wholefood Food Co-op. The latter is still going strong post-Green Action – see above.

SU Conservation Volunteers – conservation work around Hants; Publicity Officer and Task Co-ordinator at various points. Still going volunteering with them as am still in Soton – just can’t get me away from those ammo-tin-baked-potatoes.

Environmental Rock – a yearly green music festival at The Hobbit pub in Southampton; Chairperson and Stalls/Publicity Co-ordinator at various points.

WildSoc / WildSoton – a semi-successful attempt to set up a student bushcraft society / social network, which was eventually and sadly thwarted by restrictive insurance provision. Non-profit bushcraft groups are difficult to cheaply insure, it turns out! Some content from the WildSoc blog lurks on in the archives of this site.

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