Mark Hatch of the Food Bank has no recycling resources, so LARCH MAXEY from Network of Wellbeing pops along and scoops up all the recycling – using what is still edible and then composing the rest or using it to feed the chickens.
Nothing is wasted – in Autumn 2013 he was able to take quite a few of our windfalls, along with Harvest Festival produce plus some wheat seed from Cornworthy.
If you ever find you have a bumper crop of veg and don’t know what to do with it all, the Drop In and Food Bank will make use of it, and the Network for Wellbeing will make sure that the leftovers are used wisely as well.
He satisfieth the empty soul: and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.—Psalm 107.9
Contact Liz Waterson for further details about the above – she is happy to deliver food stuffs to the Drop-In and Food Bank for you: call 01803 849345 or email Liz
ABOUT the NETWORK of WELLBEING
When original project Founders, Nigel and Margaret Woodward met with the well-known activist Satish Kumar, a spark of inspiration was shared, from which the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) was officially born.
Nigel and Margaret felt that the concept of wellbeing offered something valuable, an idea which could positively influence policies and lifestyles, helping to ensure we live more sustainably within our planet’s natural limits.
When they spoke with Satish about this he shared their vision, and endorsed it by becoming a Network of Wellbeing Trustee. At the end of 2012, NOW formally started operations, hiring two projects managers to start the team – Larch Maxey and Thea Platt – and they have been working to build up their work ever since then.
(Photo above shows some of the original NOW team and steering group.)
The Network of Wellbeing began hosting COMMUNITY POTLUCK SUPPERS at Totnes Methodist Church Hall, comprising a free shared meal with the local community – family-friendly, all welcome. Then, as attendance numbers grew, they moved the events to the Civic Hall (above the Market Square).
“This family-friendly event is a response to the fact that many people in this community told us they wanted somewhere to go on a Friday evenings without having to spend any money or buy alcohol and which was relaxed, fun and open to all.”
- bring food (preferably local) to share
- alcohol-free event
- activities for children
- acoustic open mic
- free market
See the Events page for details when available of their next Supper and occasional other NOW events.
VIDEO INTERVIEW with Rowan Williams
The above video was recorded in the last edition of the Festival of Wellbeing and features an inspiring interview with Rowan Williams – Anglican Bishop, theologian, former Archbishop of Canterbury and Chair of Christian Aid Board.
For more information about NOW, see www.networkofwellbeing.org
NOW on facebook:
NOW Office: 16 High Street, Totnes, Devon
Office Opening Hours:
- Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
- Saturday – Closed
- Sunday – Closed
Phone: +44 (0)1803 849107 / 0787 3625424 (mobile)