Mission Statement: The Big Bend Community Land Trust (BBCLT) is dedicated to combating community deterioration in Big Bend, California. A land-based non-profit, the BBCLT provides educational, economical, social, and environmental opportunities and improvement for the residents of our small rural town. We seek to develop a model of rural community revitalization which can be replicated in other communities.
*Announcement! * Winter is coming!*
The Thrift Store will be having a 3 day long event at the Big Bend Community Club! Join us from 10-5 on October 12th, 13th or 14th. We are focused on providing people cold-weather gear before winter sets in. Children’s clothes are free! We have a huge selection of boots and shoes. If you have extra jackets, blankets, warm socks or other needed items, please bring them by and we will find them a good home. All pricing is sliding-scale – pay what you honestly can at the time. If you would like to volunteer to help set up or tear down, please contact Puck at BBCommunityLandTrust@gmail.com or 337-6444.
The BBCLT’s Co-Op Committee had a meeting on July 28, 2018. We decided to move forward with many community events in the next month. We will have these events at the Big Bend Community Center on Hot Springs Road while our buildings are under renovation. This will bring needed energy and funds to a long-standing community venue. The events will all include a potluck style dinner. Cost of attendance in on a sliding-scale donation basis – no one turned away for lack of funds! If you are interested in any of these events, pay close attention to our community calendar and please email us at BBCommunityLandTrust@gmail.com for more information.
The events include:
- A monthly sewing night. We encourage folks to bring down their sewing machines. You can work on your individual project, ask experienced sewers for help, or help create new items by re-purposing items donated to the Community Store.
- A monthly board game night. Fairly self-explanatory.
- A specific D & D night, since we have many nerdy folk in our valley.
- A Kid Event – This event is scheduled for Friday August 10th. We will have many fun games for the children. We will be taking up donations of art and school supplies for the children to have at home during the school year. “ (End update for Recent News)
The BBCLT was donated three apple trees. Each tree has four different variety of apples grafted to a main, hearty root stock. Thanks to our donor and to our volunteers who did the hard labor to plant them. Our plum trees are starting to pop, so stay tuned for future harvest and food-preservation work parties
The Co-Op will be having a Kid’s Clothing Swap at the Big Bend Community Center on Saturday July 21st, from 2 to 6 PM. Bring gently used kid clothes and whatever ideas you have for future kid-centered community events.
The BBCLT is proud to announce the beginning of our Store Building renovations. We look forward to hiring locals and creating a space that can house our Thrift Store, S.O.S. workshops, local vendings and more!
The Co-Op Garden will be hosting a Raised Bed Workshop on Wednesday, July 11th at 10 AM. Come learn and teach about this age-old method of farming!
The Co-Op Garden will be planting the straw bales in the demonstration garden on Sunday, July 1st at 10 AM. Come on down and learn about this unique form of gardening.
The BBCLT’s Co-Op Committee will be having a meeting on Friday, June 29th at 11 AM. This Committee is made by the Co-Op’s volunteers and community participation is encouraged. If you are interested in joining the Co-Op, please contact Puck.
The Co-Op will be hosting an Electronic Repurposing Workshop on Thursday June 28th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come learn about how to evaluate and repurpose old electronics. Turn junk into treasure!!