Kumanu December 2020

December Kumanu report offerings

By Shelley Taylor

The BoT has been busy the last couple of months with: a visioning weekend in late November; farewelling Caretakers Amber and Patrick; enlisting Faith’s services as our offsite office Caretaker; supporting new volunteers (Fred and Ramon) and an interim Land Caretaker (Paul) to keep the Centre humming through the next few months.

With the departure of Amber and Patrick, we have been very appreciative for Faith providing office continuity, Fred, Ramon and Paul for arriving when needed and willing to learn about the Centre and support it’s workings.

We have reflected on all of the roles of Caretaking and have seen the changes and increased demands over time. From this position we have made a commitment to experiment with a new way of supporting the Centre through keeping the office role offsite, and having 2 onsite Caretakers to focus on land, hosting retreats, volunteers and other developments that are evolving.

In December we have been very fortunate to receive applications for our two onsite Caretaker roles, and are very pleased to be able to welcome Hadleigh and Malu on board in February 2021.

We will miss having Hadleigh on the BoT, however the insight he has gained during his time with us will be very useful going forward.