The last couple of months have seen changes taking place in Community Corner and some really thought provoking information displays from local groups. Read on to find out more!
Thanks to the excellent CRUMBS project we are now fully kitted out with bookcases, coffee tables and a leaflet display stand. CRUMBS is Southampton City Council’s project helping to make the city ‘cleaner and greener’ by re-distributing office furniture and equipment and keeping it out of landfill.
Our new ‘Rice Up Borrow Library’ is starting to grow, with a small range of books, journals and DVDs available for you to borrow. Can you help us make it even better by donating your unwanted items? We want this to be a place where we can share resources, especially the type that you won’t find through the usual corporate media channels! So, any books or films about social justice, the environment and animal rights will be very gratefully received.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the groups that have helped to liven up the corner recently. Southampton Food Not Bombs put up a colourful display explaining their philosophy of sharing food that is otherwise going to waste; feeding the hungry and opposing the spending of money on weapons and wars in the face of global poverty and hunger.
We were pleased to be able to support Southampton Seed Swap, helping to promote this important annual event. Seed Swap is all about sharing seeds, preserving traditional varieties of vegetables and fruits, and learning about sustainable growing techniques.
Our current display is from Wells for India, an organisation dedicated to bringing sustainable sources of water to the poorest rural communities in the drylands of India. Come and visit the display to find out more about the excellent work they do! You can also make a donation towards their work or buy some of their beautiful greetings cards.
Coming soon we have Lost Butterflies Found, a local urban conservation project based in the Ropewalk Community Garden on Derby Road. LBF are working hard to reintroduce native butterfly and moth colonies which have been destroyed by urban developments, and we are looking forward to finding out more about what they do and how they do it.
Don’t forget, Community Corner is free to use, so if you want to book the space to promote your group or issue then drop us a line.