Even small climate actions can make a big impact, whether it’s a local plant swap, visiting a permaculture learning space, going on a guided walk in a wood or meeting up to discuss zero waste options in your area.
Please scroll down to see a fuller collection of events in our local DG8 area or those we think you may find interesting to attend elsewhere or online.
For a very MAC-CAN specific focus, click the button for our own events working/reference calendar which is updated frequently.
16th February – Screening of ‘Rooted: growing a local food system’ @The Stove, Dumfries
17th February in Wigtown – MAC-CAN’s mini deep-dive into the earth beneath our feet!
Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gasses and liquids that support the life of plants and soils organisms. It is essential for plants growth, as a means of water storage, as a habitat for organisms and more importantly as a modifier for the earths atmosphere so it is essential to understand soil in relation to the effects of climate change.
Join us at the Print Room in Wigtown on the 17th February to find out more about the earth beneath your feet. An enlightening afternoon of talks and discussions with local experts & practitioners. Lunch and refreshments are included.
Order of the day
-12.00 – 12.30 Welcome and Introductions (Teas and coffees)
-12.30 – 1.30 Scott Jones – Co-Director of Mind the Gap, founded in 1995
-1.30- 2.00 Lunch (Soup)
-2.00 – 3.00 Huw Connick – Connicks work across a number of key works areas – Utility Ecology & Environmental, Forestry, Landscape Restoration, and Holistic Land Management.
-3.00 – 3.20 Malcolm Haddow – South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre (SWSEIC)
-3.20 – 3.40 Abi Mordin – Propagate
-3.40 – 4:45 Discussion
-4:45 – 5.00 Close
** If possible please bring your own reuseable cup with you **
Make sure to book your place through tickettailor here
24th February – 11-1pm – South Machars Crop Swaps with friends in Kirkcowan
South Machars Crop Swap in Port William on 23rd
South Machars Crop Swap in Garlieston
Cree Valley Clothes Swap in Creetown
Also coming up this month…
Newton Stewart’s Green Fayre on 18th May
MAC-CAN Croft Open Day on 23rd June
South Machars Crop Swap in Newton Stewart on 29th June
South Machars Crop Swap
South Machars Crop Swap in Newton Stewart on 4th August
South Machars Crop Swap in Newton Stewart on 28th September
South Machars Community Centre’s Food Festival
Watch this space!
Watch this space!
If you would like to see what we have been up to,
click here for our ….