And then there's the Potterne Springs WI! They're a not long formed, funky WI group based in Potterne, near Devizes, on a mission to be part of a modern Women's Institute. Their strapline? "It's not all jam and Jerusalem you know!"
Reducing waste is the theme for this month's WI meeting, and Jen Gale (from My Make Do and Mend Year), Emma Croft (Wiltshire Wildlife Trust) and I are going along to talk and run some 'hands on' activities.
|Bath bomb making rehearsal for Monday's Wi event!|
My part of the evening will offer the ladies (and gentlemen) the chance to make some eco cleaning/toiletry products, and to 'upcycle' satsuma/onion bags into washing up scourers, and of course to talk about reducing food waste.
If this doesn't sound thrilling enough (and I have to say that when I invited some of my younger male satsuma bag collecting colleagues to the event, they weren't exactly left speechless by the idea of scourer making!), fortunately Jen's got an even more exciting upcycling project involving T shirts and sewing machines, and Emma will be talking about the work of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
AND there's a 'give and take' table.
AND there's tea and cakes (the best bit).
AND it's all FREE!
AND you can come along too. Visitors are most welcome.
The meeting is on Monday 8 July, 8 - 10pm, at the Wiltshire Scout Centre, Potterne Wick, Wiltshire, SN10 5QT
AND you'll all get to come along virtually anyway, whether you like it or not, because of course I'll post some pics here next week!