Talamh

Contact
Visitor co-ordinator

Postal Address
Birkhill House
Coalburn
ML11 0NJ

Electronic Mail talamh@lineone.net
World Wide Web http://www.talamh.org.uk/
Year started
1993
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
6
Ideological focus
DIY/Environmental
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

Talamh is Gaelic for Earth, and it’s 50 acres form a green haven just north of the Southern Uplands. The thousands of young trees planted over the past two decades are growing into woodland and the pond we created teems with life – the land here provides a mixed habitat for wildlife. Talamh is currently home to 6 adults who live in the 17th century listed farmhouse, caravans and living vehicles around the paddock. We share food and cooking, eating together in the evenings and some lunchtimes. We make cakes and jams, partly to use up the masses of homegrown fruit. We make bread sometimes and grow vegetables, keep hens for eggs and burn lots of wood in wintertime to try and keep us and the buildings warm. Important decisions are made by consensus at meetings, but a lot of informal discussion takes place at mealtimes or around the fire. There is always plenty to do here, but the most crucial project at the moment is an extensive program of renovation. Talamh functions in an informal, unstructured way, and plenty of self-motivation is required, combined with a communicative, co-operative approach. We are into : working towards sustainability and low-impact living, looking after our land and encouraging wildlife and biodiversity, growing our own veg and fruit, repairing our buildings, opposing Trident, playing music, eating good food, looking out for each other, working to resolve conflict, laughing about stuff round the fire and eating chips. Outdoor events are hosted several times a year – discussion groups, skillshare events, gatherings. There is lots of space for camping and a visitor caravan that sleeps 8. Volunteers are welcome to visit by arrangement, to help out with the work here and experience community life : contact talamhvolunteering(at)gmail.com for more information

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community does not use solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
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United Kingdom

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Talamh is currently looking for new members

We are currently seeking new members, especially for people with knowledge of buildings, farm machinery and gardening.

Send them a message:
talamh@lineone.net

Talamh is currently looking for volunteers

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talamh@lineone.net