A weekend or two ago, we had a stall at The Hive’s Christmas Market. Like our stalls at the Farmers’ Market, we had a great selection of bread on offer; bread made by our volunteer workforce. One difference to stalls in the past was the fact that we had some new, young, volunteers to help sell our wares. Along with their support officer from Brighton & Hove YOS, two young people were working as part of a reparative project. As a community business and social enterprose, this kind of project very much fits our ethos. Through giving these people a chance to interact with the community in a positive way, we’re helping to promote integration.
As the Bakehouse develops we want to involve more people like this. We should be nourishing our community; not just through the bread you buy, with the processes involved in its production and sale.