FAQ Gathering '19

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

- a tent and a sleeping bag, if you are camping

- a torch

- waterproof boots and jacket

- crockery and cutlery

- mosquito/midges/ticks repellent/hat

- sun lotion

- gardening gloves for foraging and other workshops

- Binoculars if you like watching wildlife

- Notepad

- musical instruments

- dancing shoes

 

WILL THERE BE ANY KITCHEN ACCESS OR OTHER FOOD PREPARATION OPTIONS?

6 vegetarian meals are included in the weekend ticket (with vegan and gluten free options available). A lunch is provided if you book Saturday only.

Breakfast: Porridge, Fruit, Vegetarian Rolls, Vegan French Toast

Lunch: Homemade Soup, artisan breads, salads, pickles, cheeses

Dinner: One course delicious main meal and sides. Please bring cakes/ desserts to share!

There won't be any kitchen facilities on the site. Hot and tap drinking water will be provided.

 

WHERE ARE THE NEAREST SHOPS?

There is a small community shop open during normal hours. There is no supermarket around the corner.

A small shop is available at Rubha Phoil selling: 

Chocolate and some small snacks, drinks (small glass bottles), tick twisters and cards, midge repellent, midge hats, firewood, fireligthers, continental chargers, some books, rechargeable batteries.

 

WHAT IS THE EVENT WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY?

We are striving to make this event as waste-free as possible. Please, avoid bringing disposable items, especially non-recyclable. There will be recycling bins on the site and we will have a separate compost bin.

 

HOW IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE?

We strongly advise to use public transport. More information can be found HERE.

If you are driving, don't go alone, share your car with others! We set up a Facebook CARE SHARE GROUP to enable matching people up. Apologies to everyone who doesn't use Facebook, but at the moment we don't have resources to set this up otherwise. We’d be happy to copy and paste offers and requests on the group on your behalf. You are welcome to use other car sharing platforms.

 

ARE THERE ANY KIDS ACTIVITIES?

Parents and carers will be welcome to leave children aged 4+ at the children's space while they attend workshops. The children will be engaged in lots of fun activities and allowed space for free play in the outdoor spaces provided. We ask that any parent doing so also signs up to help out in the children's area for one session. Younger children will be welcome to join in with their parent or carer.

 

DO YOU TAKE VOLUNTEERS?

Yes, our event is powered solely by volunteers and we welcome your support. Get in touch via Messenger or contact form, tell us something about yourself and let us know your availability. We will reply as soon as we can to discuss your potential involvement.

Rubha Phoil also welcomes volunteers to help the site get ready for the event. You can find out more about volunteering with them HERE

 

CAN I BRING MY BUSINESS TO THE GATHERING?

We welcome businesses to have a table/marquee at the event and distribute their products or offer services, as long as they are in line with permaculture ethics.

Please, contact us HERE to discuss your involvement.

 

ARE THERE ANY SHOWERS AND HOT WATER ON THE SITE?

There will be some showers and hot water available.



HOW DO I BOOK PARKING SPACE?

You can contact Rubha Phoil to arrange a parking spot. info@earth-ways.co.uk