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TRANSITION EVENTS COMING UP (more here)
Saturday 26th July: Rock Abundance Produce Swap and Share
Rock Rd Library (off Cherry Hinton Rd, at the Cineworld end, South of the train station) 10:00-11:00 add to google calendar
This is the first 'swap and share' stall of Rock Abundance. Free to attend, all ages and backgrounds are very welcome. Bring fresh veg, fruit, flowers and herbs that are grown, harvested or foraged locally, or full-sugar long-life preserves (in glass jars, made to reliable recipes). You can swap with others, or just donate, or just take. There will be a donation tin to benefit the Friends of the Library, if you prefer. This project has been hatched from the Transition Cambridge Food Group. We hope it will spread across Cambridge to meet the summer gluts of produce and help bring communities together. It is not a project about food poverty, but excess food will go to FoodCycle or other local charities. Do join the core group of active volunteers, or set-up something similar. Contact Rebecca Jones for more info, and more details are available on the Rock Abundance website and the facebook page. You can also follow Rock Abundance on Twitter @RockAbundance.
From: Rock Abundance
Saturday 26th July: Abbey forest garden project 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, help with gardening and share in this exciting new project. Bring your own lunch - drinks provided! and come over to the Transition Birthday party with us afterwards. If interested in the workday or a children's bug hotel making in early August, please contact Nicky for numbers and precise directions.
Saturday 26th July: Transition's 6th Birthday Party!
Midsummer Common Community Orchard (directions below) 13:00-16:00 add to google calendar
To celebrate Transition's 6th birthday this year, we've decided to have a picnic in the Midsummer Common Community Orchard (map here and here). The orchard is a beautiful area managed both for the fruit trees and for wildlife, and includes a wild flower meadow and a bee hive. Bring picnic things (food and drink either for yourself/your family or to share), and we cross-fingers for good weather! There are two entrances, one next to 51 Newmarket Road (the Cambridge Building Society head office) and the other from Midsummer Common near the Cutter Ferry bridge. This will be a family friendly event, and small children are welcome. Special thanks to the Friends of Midsummer Common for creating this space and allowing us to have our picnic there! (In case of rain, we'll go to the Hopbine pub instead for a pub lunch; it's a 5 minute walk from the orchard down Newmarket Road/Maids Causeway and to the left by the traffic lights, and the address is 11-12 Fair Street, Cambridge, CB1 1HA.)
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.)
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
Join the TC admin working party!
A big thanks to the people who have volunteered to help with this! The new TC admin working party (which will endeavour to stay more like a party!) is still open to more offers of help, with the idea of meeting every couple of weeks for an hour or so. Please get in touch if you think you could give a little bit of time (even if only from time to time). Thanks!
29 Jun 2014