Wood Fuel Event
Wood Fuel Event
Community Centre, Tweed Green on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 October 2015, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Tweedgreen woodfuel group has just completed an Investing in Ideas (Lottery Fund) feasibility study to look at starting a community woodfuel enterprise. The enterprise will be open to anyone permanently resident in Tweeddale. Here’s our mission statement:
To improve energy sustainability in our community, by replacing fossil fuels with local sustainable woodfuel for our domestic energy needs.
If this vision interests you, what’s on offer to members?
- access to sources of woodfuel from local woodlands
- use of the woodfuel community processing and drying site. This has just been built and can be used by members to process, store and dry their woodfuel
- use of shared wood processing kit – saw donkey, log splitter, road trailer
- woodfuel with low moisture content
- help with chain saw training and certification
- discounts at local wood stove retailers
- educational programmes on woodfuel and woodland management
- the opportunity to work with others in healthy outdoor work. In essence it would be a ‘logs for labour’ arrangement where members, working individually or together, would use the shared processing site and shared kit, to process their own woodfuel
- the woodfuel enterprise is fully flexible – members can do as much or as little as they want in order to provide for their woodfuel needs. The more you do the more you get!
Want to find out more? Then meet us at Peebles Wood Market – its Tree- mendous and celebrating its 10th Anniversary, at the Community Centre, Tweed Green on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 October 2015, 10.30am to 4.30pm