City Strolls

Welcome to City Strolls

farm-youtube Idea:
Take an old farmhouse part of Govan’s Common Good Fund and turn it into an independent community resource centre.Use the entire process from planning to building as a learning project and include as much of the community as possible.
Website: commgood.wordpress.com
Video: http://youtu.be/Oh-LJs6v-B0


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Farmhouse Project – Raise the Roof Beams

January 13th 2015 7:00 Pearce Institute You are invited to a Common Good evening to find out about and discuss the Farmhouse project. Developing an independent resource centre in Govan. In this our first TownHall meeting. We will set out plans for the Farmhouse and discuss ways 
of how folk could become involved. Then open it to the floor for peoples
input and ideas. What we will look at on the night is: - A short presentation of the farmhouse and ideas for future developments in 2015. – Why independent commons assets are important to our communities. 
 - Why it is important to different organisations in the wider context. 
 - The commons in helping to create new community models relevant to
local people. 
- How we protect the Common Good Fund for future generations, by 
understanding what it is and using it to empower communities. Light refreshments and 
some snacks will be supplied during evening 



Preparing The Path – Event 7th Feb

path-smallAfter a well attended “Farmhouse Town Hall” meeting the general feeling was to start looking at doing some concrete activities

Preparing The Path – Event
Community Garden visit 11:00  Plantation lunch and discussion 1:00  (Click image for details)

Preparing the path, meet-up will consist of a  garden visit to look at building, a local walk and talk. Then. Next step conversations at Plantation Productions meeting space. Take a look at the physical space of the site, make some notes and look at a strategy for proceeding and formulating some ideas to get going.

For instance

We need a team in to clear space to set up a container workshop; to be kitted out as a learning pod, in which an organised program of activities could be put together.

So we need to put a shipping container in garden to function as a work space, meeting space and fit it with tools and equipment to suit a variety of activities. A place where groups and individuals could, meet, do workshops, and learn about a whole bunch of things.

Set up cargo bike, from (Free Wheel North) as traveling information centre, we can take to schools, events, groups, etc.

Set up Local building group – to connect with other projects. Organise workshops in basic building skills

Start off our Participatory Action Research project and media group. Make programs and updates for Sunny Govan Radio.

Look at the “Well Said” project at plantation who will be filming Farmhouse activities and training people up in media skills.

Putting together presentations to further education departments for student field work to support different aspects of the project.

A schools Common Good Fund information pack to engage children in understanding what the commons is.

These are a few of the ideas we could talk about but it is important that folk feel that they can contribute their own ideas. What will be important is, how we will proceed to do things in the right order and how we go about building capacity for the tasks at hand.

We look forward to seeing you.  Project Development Team