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.

Wildlife Wanderings, 23rd April

Join us for a wild meander from Orchard Park in north Cambridge towards Impington along the Guided Busway. We'll be showing off how Orchard Park Wildlife have helped make a home for nature amongst the homes for humans. Meet by the Premier Inn on Ring Fort Road at 10am

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.

New Water Group!

With Climate Change likely to bring increased rainfall to some parts of the world, a new action group is forming to work out how to stay dry in Cambridge. This group seeks to come up with practical solutions mitigating localised flooding.

After a successful launch at the beginning of February, there's a number of events in the pipeline including discussion groups, trips around flood prevention measures implemented in Cambridge and field trips to London to see larger more complex solutions implemented by community groups.

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

Tuesday 3rd May: Food Group meeting

CB2 Cafe, Norfolk Street 18:30-20:00 add to google calendar
The Food Group's monthly meeting will move forward with our plans for the year (ideas welcome!). So far we have the following - a talk on soil health, a stall at Arbury Carnival and a tour of productive spaces around town. We'll also be exchanging news on food projects and initiatives in and around Cambridge. All welcome - we'll be upstairs in the library.
From: Food Group

Wednesday 4th May: Energy Group Meeting

Judith's place, Leys Road 20:00-21:30 add to google calendar
The main topic will be the circular economy - what we can do to minimise waste and reduce use of non-renewable primary materials (including fossil fuels). We will also catch up on the latest energy related news. All welcome. Ask Nicola for details of the venue. More...
From: Renewable Energy Group

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
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