The Green Collective was the informal organising body for the early Gatherings and also the Glastonbury Festival Green Fields, the Green Roadshow, the Travellers Skol, the Sunflowers Shop (mail-order) and various other bits and pieces. They published a bi-monthly newsletter (mailing) from 1985 through to the end of 1987.
Introductory editorial by Bruce Garrard. General news including continuing fallout from 1983 Lamberts Farm Gathering and implications for Glastonbury Festival. Introducing the Green Field at Glastonbury Festival. History of the Gatherings so far. Article by Mike Bell on Designing the Future. Reviews of Heart-Land and Embrace the Earth booklets. Print of Collective Constitution (not labelled draft)
Front page editorial Bruce Garrard. Reports and info from collective meets. Provisional list of gatherings, fairs, fetes and functions planned. Flyer for Glastonbury CND Festival. Info sheet on Green Roadshow. Project reports. 2 page article on DIY Green politics by Peter Cadogan. Thoughts on Kidz (sic) centred gatherings. Flyer for Planet Waves (band). Letters, contact info and Sunflowers Trading stock list.
Front page editorial by Bruce Garrard with The Greens Are Gathering logo/badge. Collective meeting info nd news. Festivals list updated.Roadshow update from Richie. Harvest for the Hungry and Molesworth plans and news by David Taylor. Insert flyer for Embrace the Earth Green CND booklet. Insert flyer for Planet Waves. Insert flyer for Liverpool Peace festival. Article on proposal for Green Collective Land Fund by Chris Walford. Article on Appropriate Technology at Gatherings with instructions for water turbine and hot-air balloon construction. Contact lists and Sunflowers Trading stock list.
Front cover picture of thunder box at Molesworth with headline "Are We Going To Sit It Out All Winter?" Collective news. Report from Green Field at Glastonbury Festival. Land Fund progress report. Molesworth Harvets for the Hungry report. Other reports including item on the missing Green Grail.
Front cover drawing of dove in sunflower, tractor with MOD sign obliterated by peace symbol and a mole. Editorial from Bruce Garrard living at Molesworth. Articles on Harvest for the Hungry and Rainbow Fields Village, insert flyer advertising Molesworth Mid-winter Celebration from solstice to new year. Single sided flyer for Onaway Trust. Roadshow news. Article by Richie on "The Travelling Skool" (later became "Travellers Skool"). Other items including Green CND and an update on the Grail.
Front cover peace dove over glastonbury tor with headline "The Spirit of '85" and sub-heads "Molesworth Year, International Youth Year, The Year of Human to Human Communication and The Year of the Buffalo". News from Molesworth with a Stop Press addition on the eviction. Articles on Glastonbury Green Fields and Green Roadshow. Women's Space in Gatherings. Milton Keynes Greentown by David Olivier with sidenote from collective editorial. Letter from David Taylor re Green Grail saga.
Cover drawing of line of trees. Editorial from Bruce apologising for lateness and including an I-Ching casting for the Green Collective. News and info. Double sided insert for Green Roadshow and long report of roadshow activites people and progress. List of proposed festivals and gatherings. Proposal to transform the Green Collective into a Green Network. Follow up piece on Rainbow Village/Molesworth by Rainbow Jo.
Cover graphic of stonehenge in front of glastonbury tor. Editorial about Stonehege (police attacking convoy) and background on the free festivals. Article on Wally Hope (who had just died). Other news and information including Plymouth and Ashton Court (Bristol).
Front cover graphic of Yin-Yang symbol rendered as world with petals labelled Peace and crescent moon forming C of communication labelled Understanding with a convoy travelling from town to country along the dividing curve. Editorial news and info. Longer articles on Green Collective Land Fund and Cartwheels.
Cover poem and drawing. News & Info incl. Greenlands Farm and Rainbow Village potted history. European Green Gathering announcement. Festival Aid appeal.
Cover graphic illustrating networks theme. Article on Networking/Green Network. News & Info. Stonehenge'86 meeting. Green Field report. Polariswatch. Molesworth, Greenlands, Travellers Skool updates. Greenbase report.
Cover graphic illustrating theme Trees. News & Info and various articles with tree theme.
Cover child's drawing illustrating Kids theme. News info and updates. Kids section (aimed at adults) articles on Newgames, Home Ed., Education Otherwise, Woodcraft Folk. Back page advert for Green Network Gathering.
Cover text on Women's Lib for special Women's Issues section inside. News & Info. Green Fields feature. Green Network Gathering reports. Traveller's Skool report. 4 page women's issues section including Greenham and problems with "appropriate technology" in 3rd world for women. Article on War is not Human Nature. Back page advert for Greenpeace on nuclear power and accidents.
Cover image feature Men's Issues (following from Kids and Women focus in the previous 2 issues). Report from Green Fields. Travellers Skool report.
Cover photo of Green Field at Glastonbury CND Festival 1986, slogan "Green Gathering Nineteen Eighty Seven" (no question mark). Article by Lucy Lepchani on how to put on a one day gathering (based on Isle of Thanet experience). Usual business reports. Adverts for Norwich Harvest Gathering green network workshops day, Unique Publications books on Molesworth, Rainbow Village and the eviction, Schumacher lectures.
Drawing on front cover black on yellow. Usual contents plus a longer report/opinion piece from Richie Cotterill on the Stonehenge Free Festival.
Cover pen & ink drawing. Usual GC reports. Guest report from Norwich on their Green Fair. Article from Andy P(ratt?) on trip to dartmoor with an australian aboriginal elder. Selection of short news items and letters. Insert flyer for Green Deserts Community Forestry organisation.
Front cover drawing Spring Goddess Awakes.
Cover picture of GC Banner and editorial entitled "Where do we go from here?" Evidently this should have been the May/June issue but problems and delays prevented publication until Around late September/October. Report from Lucy on GreenField. Back cover a petition sign-up sheet for Save Tipi Valley.
Billed on front cover as "The Last Mailing" with drawing representing 1980-87. Report of the informal winding up of the collective. Various reflections on the collective's history. Back cover drawing celebrating Traveller's Skool with slogan "We do not inherit the earth from our fathers, we borrow it from our children"