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TRANSITION EVENTS COMING UP (more here)
August: Summer break
Transition Cambridge usually takes August off, so there will be very few events/meetings and no newsletters during this time. However CropShare will keep going - check their web-page for dates - including their famous summer harvest party to which all are invited, even if you haven't been to CropShare before! The Growing Spaces project will also continue to meet - contact Toni to be added to their mailing list. Over the summer you can also check our events and news web-pages which will still be kept up-to-date throughout August.
Saturday 9th August: Abbey forest garden project - a second workday
Whitehill Road Orchard 11:00-13:00 add to google calendar
Live in Abbey? Interested in forest gardening? Come join the Growing Spaces project and Abbeypeople in making a new forest garden space for the community. View the orchard (and the bug hotel the kids made a few days before!), help with gardening and share in this exciting new project. Bring your own lunch - drinks provided! If interested, please contact Nicky for numbers and precise directions.
Saturday 13th September - Sunday 14th: Transition stall at the Food, Garden and Produce show
Parker's Piece 10:00-17:00 add to google calendar
Come and visit the stall to meet some friendly Transitioners and find out about the projects we're doing at the moment. We're usually in the marquee, with the veg competitions - look for the big green and yellow Transition banner! If you'd like to help out on the stall for an hour or two, get in touch. More info about the show here.
TOP LINKS Events coming up, Free fruit map, Cropshare farm days + blog, Home energy information sheets, and Newsletters
On Tuesday 19th June we looked at how to reduce heat loss from older homes, including insulation, windows and what grants are available to help cover the costs. Full info here.
TRANSITION NEWS (more here)
Join Cambridge Sustainable Food and receive the monthly newsletter!
Cambridge Sustainable Food is an exciting new alliance of over 30 public, private and community organisations (including Transition Cambridge) who care passionately about food sustainability - food that's good for us and good for the planet. You can also join as an individual member. It's free and you receive a monthly newsletter see here for February March will be sent you when you join! We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Our Annual Report is now available! Download high res (2.7MB) or low res (0.9MB) versions. Read about all Transition Cambridge's activities over the past year... You can also read the minutes from our 2013 AGM here.
We celebrated our 5th birthday with a Summer Festival on 13th July, with a wonderful, family friendly afternoon of skillshare workshops, films, talks, childrens' activities and cake at the Friends' Meeting House, followed by a party in the Maypole pub. Here are some pictures of the event. A big thank you to everyone who helped out! (More details about the festival here.)
The Growing Spaces project is looking for a carer for the the fruit isle on Wycliffe Court at the bottom of Coldham's Lane. This would involve looking the space up every month or so and letting us know if it needs weeding or doing so yourself and then enjoying the fruit harvest. If this might be you or if you are interested in the project in general, please contact Toni.
27 Jul 2014
Thermal comfort in older houses
On Tuesday 19th June we looked at how to reduce heat loss from older homes, including insulation, windows and what grants are available to help cover the costs. Full info here and here's the handout from the evening with links to all the speakers.
01 Jul 2014