Doing something… Doing something of worth… Doing nothing… But doing it together.
: We heard stories of school kids and 90+ year olds, villagers’ doors being knocked on in icy winter evenings, communal meals… heartwarming ideas of multigenerational involvement that we can use in our organisations to get more people involved.
Thanks to Liz
for being a torrent of ideas… and for living those ideas wih young baby Finn who was a brililant workshop member!
How can we become more intergenerational in what we do? We are social beings. Part of this is doing things together.
We were asked… “Who are the people you naturally click with?” Who’s your typical group member now?” useful questions to get understanding who comes through our ‘doors’, and why.
Some local perspectives were: we need to understand our own areas. Looking back at our histories… Some areas have people who have lived there for a long time and have a specific shared history with the place. This is a different shared history than those who have moved as adults for example and we should try and understand both perspectives when planning our events and activities.
All agreed: food is so important! Conversations ‘happen’ over food. “Not just talking – activity together”
Recommendations for more on the topic:
And an Organisation: The Beth Johnson Foundation
And if you’d like to quiz her more, you can find Christine in the Hopes of Longtown community shop – along with a heap of great magazines to peruse including Permaculture.
Next Month: we’ll be checking back in on the Plastic Action Here campaign and hearing about Plastic Free Waterways. More soon.
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