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After a really great start to the webinar series, with Gardeners' Question Time #1 and Spruce Up Your Website, we have Gardeners' Question Time #2 tomorrow and a series of conversations about what matters post-COVID-19 kicking off this weekend. 

Gardeners' Question Time #2 

Send in your gardening questions ahead of time to Naomi and Graham from the Belhaven Community Garden to miriam@sustainingdunbar.org

Log on to Zoom tomorrow, Thursday May 14th 7-8pm 
Click here for the Zoom link 
Fixing For A Future


‘Need or Want: What Matters Post-Covid-19?’: A series of 3 Facilitated Conversations

on Use of Time, Nature and Community
 

The ‘Fixing for a Future’ project, a collaboration between East Linton Melting Pot and Sustaining Dunbar, has officially started!

As our original Repair Café and Skills Workshops plans are on hold we have been thinking of potentially constructive alternatives for the coming few months. We appreciate that the impacts of the current situation are wide-ranging and that for some people now will not be a good time but for others our series of online conversations: ‘Need or Want: What Matters Post- Covid-19?’ may provide a welcome opportunity to meet in a low-key, friendly forum, to share thoughts on any changes we have experienced in our attitudes or behaviours as a result of lockdown; to try and capture something positive that we can use in the future to help build increased community resilience, specifically through practical community-led actions. Until we can proceed with the planned ‘Fixing for a Future’ project we are hosting a series of online conversations focused on 3 topics particularly relevant to everyone at this time: 

Use of Time: Work & Leisure Saturday 16th May

Nature & Environment: Saturday 30th May

Community: Saturday 13th June


All sessions will be 2-3.30pm and include a break. You can join in as many conversations as you like.

 Further sessions will be arranged depending on demand. An online link will be sent to you so as long as you have Internet it’s simple to join in. You will also be sent an outline and list of questions to consider ahead of each session.

Please let us know if you’d like to join in: repaircafeeastlinton@gmail.com

‘You only get so many Mays in your life.’

Listen to Philip's recording of the Dawn Chorus in Binning Wood on Dawn Chorus Day 

Inspired by studying Rob Hopkin’s book ‘From What is to What if?’ together over the winter, a group of us were very excited by the idea of heading off to the woods with bikes and children and picnic breakfasts to celebrate Dawn Chorus Day on the first Sunday in May. But then along came Covid-19 to stop us in our tracks. Instead, at a time when nature connection seems more important than ever, some of us headed off independently... 


Read more... 

#JustRecovery: Communities for Future
Open online SCCAN Gathering


What can we learn from how the state, public & private bodies and citizens have responded to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

How can we incorporate lessons into #BuildBackBetter for a #JustTransition to the #NetZeroCarbon world we seek?

Tune in online 2.00pm – 3.30pm Thursday 21 May for an informal Gathering of civil society activists in Scotland to dream up local #JustRecovery plans!

Book here: https://sccan21may.co.uk 

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