Now the boss is away, the mice can play….
I was ‘asked’ if I would organise a day out to St James City Farm in Gloucester. It is a charity that the Club may feel they would like to support over the course of the next Rotary year and a place that is very supportive of the community in Barton and Tredworth, which is in the city centre of Gloucester.
The Farm has recently been taking over by a local group called Gymnation, named after the community gym that they set up, but they are also responsible for the Friendship Cafe and instrumental in encouraging different cultural and religious sections of the City to come together and work for the greater good.
The Farm is going through an exciting building project at the moment to try and make it more sustainable. More information can be found about the Farm at; http://www.stjamescityfarm.co.uk/
We are thinking that it would be nice if as many of the team as possible could get together and go down to the Farm to speak to the volunteers who are now running it, see Tim chased by the geese and the goats and get an idea of the role that this important resource has on the immediate and wider community. I guess we would be looking at a date towards the end of June, but I appreciate that people are going to be away or busy as we enter Summer – now that the Sun has finally appeared.
Next to the Farm, is the St James playing field and play park and next to that is my parish Church, funnily enough called St James! I was thinking that it might be nice if we then met together either at the park or in the church and have a bring and share lunch/ picnic. I am sure i can pursaude the Vicar to give me the keys for an hour or so, as long as there are no weddings, where we will have access to a kitchen and tolielts etc.
What do people think? Answers on a postcard please.