Past meetings

December 2018 meeting: Group session with Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy is a coach and musician who helps groups form tighter bonds of community, love and trust. Having the courage to acknowledge our current challenges, and to take affirmative action, is not an easy feat. This group session aimed to help us address our emotional wellbeing and build community. Through facilitated group exercises involving the breath,…

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November 2018 meeting: Frome Uprising and Extinction Rebellion planning

Thursday 1st November – Good Heart Cafe, Palmer Street. Bring food to share from 6.30, meeting from 7pm. We will be looking back at the ‘Frome Uprising‘ month, the three events, the demo, and the two talks, assessing how it went and if anything could have been done better and what we can learn from it.…

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September 2018 meeting: What if?

Thursday 6th September – Good Heart Cafe, Palmer Street. We had a ‘What if’ session – a space to generate some crazy fun doable ideas. It seemed fitting for the first meeting of the new learning year to tap into our imagination. Even whilst we had a round of introductions and notices there were already…

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July 2018 meeting: The Future for Sustainable Frome?

July 5th – The Future for Sustainable Frome? A big thank you to everyone who came to the meeting at the Town Hall to discuss the future of Sustainable Frome.  Many voiced their support, valuing a place to come and discuss issues that affect us and to connect with others for inspiration and action.  There…

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June 2018 meeting: The power of poo

June: The Power of Poo (held at Vallis Veg) At June’s meeting we were talking sh*t!  We discussed the power of poo – the ultimate closed loop system.  Everything you ever wanted to know, or didn’t realise you wanted to know, about humanure and compost toilets – including why and how you could build one in…

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May 2018 film viewing: A Plastic Ocean

May: A Plastic Ocean In May, instead of our usual Sustainable Frome meeting we asked people to gather to watch the award-winning film ‘A Plastic Ocean’  at Frome Town Hall. It was a great evening organized by Plastic Free Frome with an introduction from Michael Pitts, the cinematographer who shot much of the film.

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April 2018 meeting: Trees around Frome

April: 5th April – Trees around Frome We had an excellent meeting in April on the topic of trees. Julian Hight gave an engaging talk on special trees around Frome, the UK and the world. We heard about the ground breaking research of Diane Beresford Taylor who tells us that trees emit particles that when inhaled…

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February 2018 meeting: Sustainable Yarn & Fibre

February: 1st February – Sustainable Yarn & Fibre At our meeting on the 1st February we explored the world of sustainable yarn & fibre. We quizzed and debated “What would you want your clothes to be made out of? “  Imagine being given a list of 15 different fabrics to rank – from wool to tencel to…

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January 2018 meeting: Film showing – Carnage

January: 18th January, Film showing – Carnage In January,  as part of the lead up to Sustainable Frome’s vegan fair,  we screened ‘Carnage’, a short, humorous ‘mockumentary’. Set in the year 2067, when veganism is the norm, the film looks back on meat-eating today, see review here.

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December 2017 meeting: Fun, Food & Folklore

December: 7th December, Fun, Food & Folklore, Frome Cricket Club At December’s meeting Mahesh shared the traditional ‘kichidi’ rice and lentil dish (and other delicious food) and explored his journey through food and sustainability. Many thanks to Mahesh and everyone who came.

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