Due to the corona virus precautions we are unable to travel to the Earthship for our scheduled opening days.
We are very greatfull to our local volunteers in Kinghorn who keep an eye on things (on their ‘exercise’ rounds) and keep the weeds under control in this abundant growing season.
If you are able to visit the Earthship, you can get extensive information (including an audio tour) using your smartphone, by connecting to our local WiFi (see the poster on the door), but please keep to the social distancing rules.
Also our ability to prepare and process orders is somewhat curtailed. Please see our shop page for what we can and cannot do at the moment.
We’re excited to be starting a new well-being project in April this year at our wildflower labyrinth. Together with an amazing team of facilitators we will support each other in thinking about the future through taking care of ourselves – doing mindfulness, simple poetry, nature connection and storytelling, herbal medicine and much much more. See here for more information.
Maintenance Coordinator at the Earthship
The Pump House Trust continues to support SCI after our major renovation works at the Earthship last summer through funding a part-time maintenance coordinator’s post. Richard Bennet, who was in the original build team in 2002-2004 starts the position in April this year. Richard will maintain the building, support volunteers and record any changes made to the building.
Sustainable Communities Initiatives (SCI) is a charity working at a grass-roots level with communities of all ages on social and environmental sustainability. All our projects inspire, support and increase resilience in both the individual and in community groups, and take place at our Earthship Fife Visitor Centre, in schools or community centres, or at community events.
Our projects generally involve people’s dreams, people’s waste, a stretch of the participants’ confidence and a lot of fun! We’ve built a Visitor Centre out of tyres and cans, and lots of greenhouses out of plastic bottles. We’ve brainstormed with too-many-to-count community groups on what they’d like to make together, and left them feeling resourced enough to use waste creatively on their own.
The surprise for people we work with is not only what you can do with waste but that “ordinary” unskilled people can do it, and they make lots of new friends. Families have relaxed together at our workshops and gotten to know each other a lot more. And community members may start off as strangers but they never leave that way.
Have a look through our website and see what you think, we look forward to working with you in the future.
2001- 2017 – Sustainable Communities Initiatives is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) (No. SC049877)