The BBCLT is hiring this summer!

Are you skilled in building, tilling, irrigation and building? Do you have other services to offer the land trust? Fill out this application and enter our labor pool!

Please note we only have day labor available. Pay attention to the Local Economy link to stay up-to-date as projects develop.

We look forward to working with Big Benders to make the Land Trust the best it can be!

This is a two page PDF file.
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Big Bend Book Club now starting

Do you have 6 times more books than friends?

Did you move to the mountains to escape interactions with your species?

Do you want to hang out with your people and talk books over muffins once a week?

Bibliophiles Anonymous may be needed in your life.

We’d like to pick a regular time each week to meet at the library and get our literature on. If you would like to participate in this, please message me so we can connect and pick a time that works for you.

We can meet at the library at the land trust in Big Bend, which stays pretty cool during the hot times.

Message BBCommunityLandTrust@gmail.com or talk to Puck about this project.

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Volunteer Work Party – May 4th

The BBCLT will be hosting a volunteer work party and free lunch! All are welcome to come down, check out the progress and help with the seemingly endless clean-up process. Come down Saturday May 4th from 10 until 2 and help make your land trust an even nicer place.

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Come join us for a free Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at the property on Saturday, March 16th at 1 PM. Experienced pruner Hannah Coopa will be teaching pruning basics. Already know about pruning? Come share your experience with the kids. We have a few tools so everyone gets some practice, but you are encouraged to bring hand clippers, long clippers, pruning saws and work gloves. This is an initiative of the The Co-Op Project’s School of Ordinary Skills

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Co-Op Meeting This Thursday!

Our Co-Op project will be having an open meeting this Thursday, January 31st, at the Big Bend Community Club at 7 PM. At this meeting we will present our current status to the community, solicit feedback on how to best help our community, and help residents become involved in the project. We hope to see you there! If you cannot attend but want to stay in the loop, please send us an email at BBCommunityLandTrust@gmail.com to get added to our mailing list.

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The BBCLT has a new Board of Directors

We held elections at our last meeting and now have a new configuration for our Board of Directors. We thank these people for all the work they do for our community and look forward to working with them in the exciting times ahead.

Terri Orwig: President

Heather ‘Puck’ Adams: Secretary

David Green: Treasurer

Doug Wakefield: Director

Munko Leaf: Director

Natasha Hays: Director

Stephen Lyon: Director

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2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar

The Big Bend Community Land Trust is proud to present the 2nd Annual Big Bend Holiday Bazaar!

Come down to the Community Club Saturday, December 22nd from 11 to noon. Shop local vendors and acquire gifts for your holiday season.

Vending space is available!

Free blankets and jackets will be available to families in need.

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Thrift Store Event Happening Soon

*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.

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Co-Op Meeting Report Back – July 28th

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)
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Fruit Galore!

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

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