Monday 16th March
Five more days to go until ‘Spring Banquet’ at Energy Cafe! an event not to missed – a culmination of all the winter season under construction activities and experiments made by many people. Its a time to celebrate! We hope you will join us to make the day and night an unforgettable event!
Still in the making, Energy cafe invites everyone to ‘chip in’ – to make the experience together….to bring homemade dishes or food to cook, music to play, and plenty of energy for peddling and dancing! helping to keep the kettle boiling, the fires burning, the cups and plates clean is all part of it too …..as the night falls we’ll have limited light…so do bring torches and wear reflective, daglo or glittery etire for the occassion!
In the meantime ..under the heat of the sun..construction is still underway…
The Tipi that fell with the wind, has been beautifully reconstructed. ..
with a willow arch…
and patchworked cover…
Fantastic team work!
a shelter they call the Equinox “love Shack’!
Here are some of the energetic makers! who will also be running all sorts of activities on the 21st…from puppetry to arts and crafts for all the family!
Energy Cafe ‘Charge your knowledge’
Critical Mass Food search
Saturday 14th March
Two search parties set off on the hunt for seasonal wild food…
heading for Lee Valley Park…
and the direction of Epping Forest…
Updates on our findings,wild food cook ups and gourmet recipes coming soon!
Meanwhile on the Energy Cafe site…preparations are underway for the spring equinox 24 hour celebration.
Dave starts to build the stage out of tyres and sterling board…making a simple and effective well sprung dance floor!
Its an open platform for anyone to come and perform, play music, and dance the night away on…come and test it out!
How to make Birch Sap Wine
It’s the perfect time of year to collect sap from mature birch trees to make wine…
find a mature birch tree…
boar a hole in the trunk approx 2 inches deep
fit a copper pipe in the hole..and attach a five litre bottle to catch the dripping sap….leave overnight. full update on what happens next coming soon!
Tuesday 3rd March
Clever mobile kitchen ideas come to life thanks to Maki and Kajsa … full update coming soon!
Energy College ‘charge your knowledge’
Tuesday 3rd March
‘Design with Labour‘ – With Abake and students from the Royal College of Art
Energy Cafe ‘Printer’, made on site by Xavier.
Full updates on all the ingenious creations made during the windiest day…coming soon!
Monday 2nd March
Barry finishes the trailer roof cupboard
Report on the finished result coming soon…!
Friday 27th February
Mobile Energy Allotment!
The Winter season is coming to an end, spring is in the air and its time for sowing seeds…
First job – create a makeshift greenhouse
then ‘raised beds’ out of fish boxes (from Ridley Road market) and good top soil (donated by Andrew via Hackney Freecycle)
sow, water and wait….
Full update on the varieties we’ve planted and how they are doing…coming soon!