Over the last few months we have been working with designer Lisa Nemetz on a new branding look and feel website for Clitterhouse Farm. As many of you know our company name is Our Yard, so we have decided to merge the names and going forward we will be Our yard at Clitterhouse Farm. You will see our new logo being used more regularly going forward and our shiny new website should be going live in the next month. In the meantime you'll still see a combination of Clitterhouse Farm Project and Our Yard being used. We'll share our new website when it's up and running. We think you'll love it and it will be a huge improvement on our existing site and branding. SAT 5TH JUNE - Come and have a grow with us! We would love to invite you to Clitterhouse Farm to shake off your lockdown blues at a family-friendly open day on June 5th, as part of the National Have A Grow Day celebration launched by UK charity Social Farms & Gardens and sponsored by Nature’s Path. Communities all over the UK will throw open the gates to welcome the public and showcase the amazing work we all do. All activities will be taking place outdoors and visitors should observe current Covid-19 social distancing guidelines. We look forward to seeing you! Ever wanted to try watercolour painting? Why don't you join Janine's Introduction to Watercolour Painting on the 5th of June? Immersed in nature, you will find inspiration in our colourful wildflower beds or the sensory herb garden to create a masterpiece! Janine is an inspiring local textile designer and artist and we are very excited to have her with us for the day. There will also be an opportunity to observe the incredibly talented illustrator Hannah Botma as she starts on a bespoke piece of art for the new cafe. If you are interested in delivering anything arts and crafts related please contact Tom or Kyanne at firstname.lastname@example.org The workshop will be outdoors and participants must observe current Covid-19 social distancing guidelines. Exciting new training opportunity with OneStoneGrove in partnership Our Yard a Clitterhouse Farm. From June 10th, we will be offering Accredited Community Organising Training through the new North West London Social Action Hub delivered by our very own Paulette Singer! Community Organising empowers people to build their own power and capacity, to create stronger and more sustainable communities which act together for the whole good of the community. We can give you the tools to implement these principles in your own communities to deliver projects. In this course, you will start to explore how people come together so that they can understand and take action on their concerns to build community and overcome social injustice What you'll learn: - What community organising is - The importance of listening to build relationships and explore issues - The power in communities and why it matters - What motivates people to act - How to take your next steps in community organising Thanks to generous funding we are able to offer this training at £10 for local Clitterhouse Farm residents (any barriers, just contact Sophia at email@example.com). Training is a one day course that starts at 9:30am-4:30pm that takes place at OneStoneGrove with lunch provided! This training will adhere to all Covid-19 regulations. Follow the link for more information and to buy a ticket! FARM GARDEN PLANT SALE - EVERY SATURDAY 10AM - 2PM If you'd like to join our garden team, we're on site every saturday morning 10am-2pm. Come along and say hello and get involved. We're a friendly bunch! We are always looking for new volunteers in our garden! If you are interested in gardening and have a passion for plants, we want to hear from you! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org CAFE & GRUB CLUB - EVERY SATURDAY 10AM-2PM You will have noticed that we have been serving Grub Club from the cafe however there will still be a great deal of building work taking place before we are able to formally open to the public. We now have Volunteer It Yourself (volunteerityourself.org) working with young apprentices, partly funded by Sports England, who are helping us deliver disabled toilets and new workshop spaces. Workshops, hopefully, will be able to be rented out by September and if anyone is interested in workshop rental or volunteering at the new cafe - get in touch! All volunteers will be offered Level 2 Food and Hygiene and Barista Training. If you are interested in delivery or volunteering please contact Paulette@clittterhouse.com. Looking forward to seeing you at the farm soon The Farm Team!