Cambridge Crop Share, Saturday 30th July

Ever wondered what it's like to be an organic farmer for a day? Here's your chance! We hold two sessions - one from 9.30am to 12.30pm and the other 2pm to 4.30 - with a bring and share lunch in between. If you're interested please fill in this form!

Summer Birthday Celebration

Join us on 31st July for a bring and share picnic on a glorious sunny day on the Empty Common Community Garden from 2pm. If it rains we'll find somewhere covered nearby... More details to come so save the date and watch this space.

Rainfed Garden in Romsey

Earlier this year the new 'Learning to stay dry' group formed to address issues around flooding and excess rainfall.

One way to stop flooding from those huge summer downpours is to create rain gardens, which collect water off roofs to slow the water flows, prior to dispersing the remaining water that has not evaporated or been used by the plants.

For more ideas about sustainable drainage techniques, read this blog post.

The rain garden was at the Romsey Mill in June this year as part of the Chelsea Fringe.

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

Thursday 28th July: Food Group Summer Social - bike ride & pub

Plough and Fleece, Horningsea, CB25 9JG 19:30
It's summer - which means it's the perfect time for a bike ride to a country pub! The Food Group invites you to join us for our 'traditional' summer social outing - a bike ride along the Cam, followed by food and drink at the Plough and Fleece pub in Horningsea. Meet at the Green Dragon bridge (CB4 1NZ) in Chesterton at 7.00 to cycle, or join us at the pub from 7.30. We'll be in the garden (fingers crossed for suitable weather...!). All welcome! Please RSVP by email so we can book for the right number. More info about the (community owned) pub, food and drink here.
From: Food Group

Saturday 30th July: CropShare - Be an organic farmer for a day

Willow Farm, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HF 09:30-16:30 add to google calendar
Join Transition's community farming project, CropShare, to experience life as a real organic farmer for a day. We will be having fun helping out on the farm on Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 4.30, sharing a lunch and a chat in between. You can join us for the morning or afternoon session, or both. Click here to check which Saturdays we will be on the farm.

See our blog to get a flavour of what workdays are like. It will be good healthy fun, a great chance to see our local countryside, and how food is grown on a large scale. Fill in this form if you would like to take part, and we'll also help you arrange travel to the farm. Everyone is very welcome! Family friendly.
From: Cambridge CropShare

Sunday 31st July: Transition Cambridge Summer Birthday Celebration

Empty Common Community Garden 14:00
Join us for our annual summer party to celebrate another year of Transition fun, friendship and community action. Please bring simple food to share and your own plate/cup/cutlery to share for our picnic. If anyone has some suitable outdoor games - eg boules, twister mats etc. feel free to bring them too. A nearby pub, the Earl of Derby will be our rainy day back-up. Transitioners, friends and family of Transitioners- all welcome!
From: Jacky Sutton-Adam
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