New stock – raw chocolate and soap
Claire makes vegan, mostly organic raw chocolate that we have decided to stock in the co-op in 2 weeks time with a £15 order. We sampled it… it was delicious.
To come in on Mondays and will need to be put in the fridge, but relatively small.If anybody has any problems please get in touch asap
Sue and Claire are both making (separately) vegan soap. We will stock 5 of Claire’s when she brings them in each at £2-3 (they don’t use palm oil). Sue is going to show us hers in the next meeting.
Sue also has homemade bamboo wash cloths, deodorant and roll on remedies.
Sue makes non-vegan products too (using bee wax) could we have a list of these non-vegan products in the co-op?
More space needed
With all these wonderful homemade products (+Jimmy’s Jams, cakes, apple juice) it would be great to have more space.
Shelving on the outside?
Fold out table from the outside?
Bring ideas to next meeting.
Visit to Luke’s parents housing cooperative
Hockerton Housing project – http://www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk/ in Nottinghamshire.
Tour us around at the end of March beginning of April.
If you’re interested get in contact with Alice.K (email@example.com)
Transport – public transport possible with walking involved or renting a van (any drivers?)
(I found the email)
PUT IT IN YOUR DIARIES
Session Name: Food for Thought with Green Action
Session Time: 19:30-21:30
Venue: LUU Room 5
Venue booked times: 19:30-21:30
What film do we want to show? Food Inc?
How should we organise food? Want to entice people with food – what we do best
Do a little introduction to green action – food co-op; allotment etc.
Publicity – Posters (Holly) + Facebook event (Is everyone ok with this? – it worked quite well for the induction day) (Alice.S)
Follow up allotment bonfire social – Tell people about it at the GIAG – need date (Luke and Val).
Website – Alice. S talk to Nikolai to organise workshop
Blogs/ message streams to share resources and knowledge
Blackboards – Luke – buy 2nd hand paint
Calendar – Alice. K bring in (Thurs) – to advertise meetings, talks, workshops etc.
Membership cards and email addresses
Put all three email addresses on them
Sue – buy sticky labels and print email addresses
Once in the shop everyone needs to ask for peoples membership cards and put them on them (good way to ensure everyone is a member without feeling guilty for asking)
That old Chestnut cakes
At the moment Alice.K orders every week à tally in the co-op
Alice. K – make poster (Thurs) and put in the co-op so people can cast their vote if they want to each week.
Sue – Bring in tacky-back plastic (Thurs)
Need a washable marker pen – anyone have one?
Saul – make list
Alice’s – make copy (thurs) and scan and put one on the website with links to emails and spare in the co-op draw
Don’t want to lose it again.
Every week? We always have too much to say and often 2 weeks is too long between and we lose momentum.
Permanent time – every week switching between Mondays and Wednesdays?
Are people happy with the Packhorse as a permanent location (folk music on Mondays)
Responsibility and knowledge
Needs to be more responsibility on everyone (not just the food hub) – we are a cooperative who runs by consensus.
Change tone of emails? More pleading – for allotment too – we need more people to attend meetings to make consensus and things to work.
People have lots of knowledge – better to share – especially with regards to foods and associated problems – should we have separate food meetings like last year? Or enough to increase meetings to once weekly and discuss these things more at the meetings?
Need to document things!!!
For people now and for future people (ensure knowledge is passed on) à ‘legacy books’ document decisions, what we learnt, how we did things etc.
Food hub book (food hub) – why we make certain decisions – ensure we’re not becoming disconnected from the food we are buying and not merely following conventions of the food co-op.
(Side action points for Food Hub – Ask Lembas to tell us where the products that don’t have places of origin are from and order in non-caffeine coffee. Should we be ordering in normal coffee?
Allotment book (Val and Luke) – already have one
Green Action book (everyone?)
E.g. we should write how we went about our big induction day – what we spoke about, why we did it, structure etc.
Consensus day write up.
These should be accessible online perhaps too?
How to videos?
Talk about in next meeting!!!
Allotment workshops – dealing with the produce (Luke) – Jam and wine making
Jimmy workshop? Alice. S email
Claire chocolate workshop – we pay for materials – Claire is keen!
Soap workshop (health and safety?)
Wheel barrow – need new one or fix it – (Luke – need prices)
Shed – collecting materials – any spare doors? Or bits you think may be able to be turned into a shed – dump trip?
Do we have a good enough system?
Should we have a separate bin for mixed recycling to ensure none of it is thrown away in general waste? (Sue)
Make the tetra bin clearer – with instruction on it to bring them outside? (Alice.S)
Is there a clear poster in the co-op with what to do with rubbish – if not make one (Alice.S)
Maybe first collate a collection of recipes online on website in a blog (see website possibilities post-Nikolai) – which we can eventually collate into a recipe book at the end of the year.
Good place to share ideas as well and query about ideas for strange veg box items.
Alice.K – send out persuasive email – let’s get attendance up!!!
Monday 4th or Wednesday 6th? – Alice. S doodle (and then book room)