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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 on 30 August (info below) 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 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 precise directions.
Saturday 30th August: Cambridge Cropshare Harvest Party
Willow Farm, Lode, CB25 9HF 09:30-23:00 add to google calendar
It's time for Cambridge CropShare's annual harvest party again, packed with fun activities: Farm Day taster session in the morning, tour of the farm, games, natural crafts sessions, circus skills, BBQ, Ceilidh, campfire. Homebrew, soft drinks, bread, and fresh farm salads provided. Bring something to put on the BBQ and a bottle. The event is free, but donations are very welcome to help fund our compost toilet building project. More info and booking here. To see more about what CropShare get up to, read their blog here (including pictures of last year's party!).
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.)
Transition picnic photos
Here are a few photos from our birthday picnic last Saturday, to celebrate that we've been going 6 years now! A big thanks to the organizers of Midsummer Common Community Orchard for letting us have our picnic there - it's a lovely space and definitely worth a visit.
30 Jul 2014
Music for a sustainable future
Are you interested in using music to promote the ideas of Transition and envision a sustainable future? There are plans afoot for a fun, mutually supportive group where people use music to explore and convey their emotions about climate change and sustainability. It's as free as it sounds! They may be some easy music and songs composed specially for the group, but people would be free to improvise and compose their own music, or just jam together, or just listen and share favourite songs/pieces. A focus for this group could be the People's Climate March: Global Day of Climate Action on Sept. 21st, organised by Avaaz. Up to a million people worldwide are expected to demonstrate for clean, renewable energy, with demonstrations in many major cities. It would be great to have a musical event in a public place on the day - whether singing songs together, playing instruments together or both. If you are interested please get in touch with Kate Honey.
30 Jul 2014