December 12, 2008

A big thanks to everyone who has been part of the Under Collective Construction two weeks (during minus temperatures with water levels rising).


We started from scratch, allowing the two weeks to evolve organically, without knowing exactly who we would meet or what to expect. Involvement has existed on many levels – from long distance contributions on the blog, receiving donations and resources locally, visits, discussions, tips, skills and experience sharing, onsite construction and experimentation, ideas and imaginings, physical labour and all the nitty gritty that goes with it.

A bio-diverse power station has been constructed, stoves invented, we’ve cooked off-grid, shared food and stimulating conversation and now a social place is beginning to emerge. For sure, there have been hiccups and frustrations – but thats a vital part of working out a shared vision. All in all a highly positive charge has been generated throughout the two weeks. We hope this energy will continue to spark and grow!

This informs the plan of action we are currently working on for the coming months at Gunpowder Park until the end of March 2009.

In the next week we will be posting up a more detailed Energy Cafe aims and objectives ‘vision’, and proposed calendar of work schedule, focused activities and events.

We will be back ‘outdoors’ on the Energy Cafe site from Wednesday 17th December.


If you would like to get in touch please call: (07791246022 or 07947367463) or email:


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