All about that Soil, 8th May

Join us on Sunday 8th May at Empty Common Community Garden to get to grips with some wonderful soil! There will be regular gardening events from 10.30am, with a picnic lunch at 1pm and a workshop at 2pm.

Transition Hub Meeting, 16th May 7pm-9pm

Transition Hub meetings are a great opportunity to find out what's happening across Transition Cambridge and help the keep our thriving groups going. Meetings are open, so all are welcome to attend. Contact Nicola for details of the address.

Experiments in Democracy

At the beginning of March 2016 we held a number of events around 'experiments in democracy', talks to inspire new ways of thinking about democratic participation.

We have a great set of videos from the main speaker event and a set of notes from the open discussion. If you were inspired by these talks and want to stand as a local candidate in upcoming elections, Marie-Louise Holland has offered to provide advice

These events were organised with 38 Degrees Cambridge, Pivotal - Cambridge Festival of Change, and Transition Cambridge.

Join the Energy Group!

One of the largest sources of greenhouse emissions is the way we get out energy. Through actions like reducing energy consumption, purchasing more efficient equipment and installing renewable energy infrastructure, we can move towards a low carbon future.

The energy group is your place to find tips to save energy, get involved in awareness-raising across the area or help set-up renewable energy co-ops. Look out for upcoming events in the newsletter for your chance to get involved.

Make a donation!

As many of you know, we run on a shoe-string budget, and we generally find that we can do a lot with very little money at all.

However, there are some basic costs we have to meet each year, and we'd be very grateful for your donations.

We have set up a local giving account as an easy way to donate, or you can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Donating via Local Giving means that your donation can also have Gift Aid applied. Thank you!

Volunteer vacancies

Are you a budding photographer, journalist or event coordinator? Have a few hours to help out and meet great people like you? We always have opportunities for you to get involved over here on our volunteering page. If you want to get involved, have a volunteer opportunity you want to advertise or have heard about and want to share with the community, simply e-mail us

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Upcoming events


Saturday 7th May: Maintenance at the Missing Sock forest garden

The Missing Sock, Stow cum-quy 11:00-15:00 add to google calendar
The willows have now been planted and we will continue maintaining this beautiful forest garden at the equally wonderful Missing Sock pub site. We will be mulching around the trees, pulling up nettles and replacing them with other plants, and possible doing some sign writing. We will also be cooking nettle soup on the newly arranged outdoor fire so bring a mug.
From: Growing Spaces

Sunday 8th May: All about healthy soil: talk/workshop + community garden day

Empty Common Community Garden, Brooklands Avenue 14:00
Like to grow your own fruit and veg? Involved in a community garden or orchard? Join us at Empty Common Community Garden for a workshop on healthy soil - the basis of all that grows. What is healthy soil? How can you improve the soil on your patch - and benefit from better crops? Come to the garden any time from 10.30 to join the regular gardening activities, or from 1pm (approx) for a picnic lunch (bring food to share or a picnic for yourself).

The soil workshop (from 2-3pm) will be led by Charlotte Synge, the garden coordinator and permaculturist. There will be plenty of time for questions. If you want to bring a sample of the soil from your own garden to take a look at, please do.

The garden is off Brooklands Avenue, near the Trumpington Road traffic lights. There is a black gate, and the garden is at the south end of the allotments. More info on the garden here. Any questions, contact us. Come and share the beauty and community spirit of this special community space!

Monday 16th May: Transition Cambridge hub meeting

Nicola's house on Chesterton Road 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
At the hub's monthly meeting, representatives of the groups and projects report on what they've been up to. We also make plans together to coordinate future events. Meetings are open, so all are welcome to attend. Attending hub meetings is a good way to see how Transition Cambridge works, and to get a sense of the range of projects that we are involved with. Contact Nicola for details of the address.
From: Transition Cambridge Hub
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