Transition activities and ways to get involved
- Food oversee many of the projects below, also the Free Fruit Map, and run a variety of stalls. Fortnightly meetings on Tuesdays.
- Community growing projects Community gardens for food, wildlife and fun.
- Energy meetings discuss energy realted topics especially regarding renewable energy and energy saving. Meetings every 3-4 weeks .re
- Events organise large awareness raising events and other big events such as TCs birthday parties
- Staying dry - stuff to do with flood resilience, such as rain gardens, green roofs, permeable paving and appropriate landscaping.
- Skillshare/Repair cafe- in association with CCF we run repair cafes where people can bring stuff to get fixed and fixers have a go.
- CropShare a Community Supported Agriculture scheme, helping a local organic farmer, learning about farming, sharing the produce
- Growing Spaces making use of small piece of unused land (from container size to garden size) to grow food plants (fruit bushes, trees, herbs, veg)
- Romsey Community Garden local people have created and evolve a community garden, with vegetables, flowers, nature and recreation area
- Empty Common Community Garden - at the back of Empty Common allotments, this garden is mainly for growing food but also has features for wildlife including bats, birds, hedgehogs and solitary bees. Users meet on Sundays to do stuff and have a shared lunch.
- Newsletter take turns writing Transition Cambridges weekly newsletter
- Social media - keeping the facebook and twitter accounts active and writing articles for the Media Blog
- Stalls run stalls at local events such as Strawberry Fair, the Town and Country Show and Mill Road Winter Fair
- Web keep the web-site up-to-date
- Admin keeping resources together, answering e-mails, many assorted tasks
- Poster-making necessary for all our events and activities
- Running workshops and giving talks ¬ - as we are invited to do so and for special Transition events
- Council liaison on-going as required according to local consultations
- Transport contribute to council consultations; current projects under discussion
Past and/or Future(?) Groups
- Health considering how healthcare will need to transition
- Permaculture - learning how to work with nature to grow food with less effort and more resilience
- Garden Share - linking people who want help wth the gardens with those who would like to grow food but don't have space.
- Fruit Harvest - making sure that food does not go to waste at harvest time, by picking it and making sure it is used.
- CamBake - a community of bakers, using locally produced organic flour where possible
- Education preparing materials for use in schools and workshops
- Well-being / Heart and Soul events, discussion groups, walks, retreats
- Tales and Visions storytelling and visioning workshops
- Nature nature walks and other events
- Knitting Circle teaching people how to knit and crochet
- Courses and training e.g. wind turbine course, Transition Training
- Local currency setting up a local currency for Cambridge
- Recycling talking to people and providing info about reusing and recycling
For more information about any of these groups or projects, contact us or visit the relevant pages on this web-site.