...in The Forest Hall.
This is a big, open, public meeting to plan what we are going to do for the next month. It is for anyone that is already involved or wants to get involved in doing something at the forest. It is a meeting to discuss anything that needs to be done at the Forest or anything that you want to do, a project that you want to start, etc. The idea is to get people together who want to work on things so that they can make their plans and then go away and do it!
Previously the Forest used open "working group" meetings for this and we had several different working groups for different aspects of the Forest. Now we are trying out a new approach where we have one big monthly meeting instead of several smaller ones. At the meeting we will break up into sub-groups to discuss and plan the different projects that come up, so you can go into the group(s) that you're interested in.
I popped into an EVS meeting and took a look at recent post on this bb and got some ideas to put together an initial agenda (please post more agenda points below):Front Of House
: doing art around the building: murals, lampshades, etc.Voluntary Arts Week
organised by Voluntary Arts Scotland, potential for us to get involvedThe Meadows Festival
is 4th and 5th June, looks like we will be running a stage and a bar, crew needed.The Leith Festival
is 10th-19th June, we could participate, have forest events listed in their programme, participate in the parade, have a stall at the gala day. See our discussion here
.August, the fringe
volunteers will be needed before, during and after. I think it might be a little too early to plan for this just now.Maintenance
handy people are needed to do jobs around the forest. Making things, painting things, fixing things. I'll try to talk to the right people and get a specific list of what needs doing.Promotion
of our Save The Forest campaign, our fundraising events, and Forest events generally. Flyering, the monthly program, media team, facebook, twitter, the forest website. Also help with running events.
Please add your agenda points below! (and remember that this is a public