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Various Saturdays until 30th July: CropShare - Be an organic farmer for a day

Willow Farm, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HF
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

Friday 24th June: Uptown Friday lunchtime social

Daily Bread 12:30-13:30 add to google calendar
A roughly monthly social in the charming Daily Bread cafe. They don't really sell lunch, especially if you're vegan, so you might want to bring a packed lunch! The cake and biscuits are good though.
From: Oscar

Saturday 2nd July: Wildlife Wanderings: Wandlebury Country Park

Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills CB22 3AE: meet by bike racks in car-park 10:00-12:00 add to google calendar
Meet at Wandlebury Iron-Age hill-fort, the country park 2.5 miles south-east of Addenbrooke's hospital. This fascinating heritage landmark is a leafy wooded refuge in summer, with beechwoods and chalk grassland meaadows.

Easily accessible from the city: just follow the footpath / cycle path from Addenbrooke's and the Babraham Park & Ride. Bus no. X13 AND 13a (direction Haverhill) stops outside the entrance. More...

Saturday 2nd July: Cambridge Repair Cafe

St Andrews Hall, Chesterton CB4 1DH 13:30-16:30 add to google calendar

Cambridge Repair Cafe returns for its second outing this year.

Cambridge Skillshare and Repair, a partnership between Transition Cambridge and Cambridge Carbon Footprint, organise this free event where we match amazing repairers with people who need stuff fixing. Donations to cover venue hire etc are very welcome.

Bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs. You can turn up with your item on the day, but it is best to email us to book your item in so the repairers have an idea of what to expect. The repairers are brilliant and can fix most things but there are no guarantees.

Tuesday 5th July: Food Group meeting

CB2 Cafe, Norfolk Street 18:30-20:00 add to google calendar
This is the Food Group's last monthly meeting before the summer break. We'll review how the year has gone so far and (maybe) start thinking about the autumn... We'll also be exchanging news on food projects and initiatives in and around Cambridge. All welcome - we'll be upstairs.
From: Food Group

Thursday 14th July: Energy Group Meeting

Judith's place, Leys Road 20:00-21:30 add to google calendar
We will discuss what we can do to engage the public with what we have learnt. Over the last 18 months we have discussed a wide range of topics from how energy use relates to health, to what makes a PassivHaus so efficient, and from battery storage for PV to embodied energy. Are other people interested in these topics too? If so how should we reach them - articles? videos? worshops? Which are the most important messages to get across?

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

Monday 18th July: Transition Cambridge hub meeting

Nicola's house on Chesterton Road 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
At the hub's monthly meeting, representatives of the groups and projects report on what they've been up to. We also make plans together to coordinate future events. Meetings are open, so all are welcome to attend. Attending hub meetings is a good way to see how Transition Cambridge works, and to get a sense of the range of projects that we are involved with. Contact Nicola for details of the address.
From: Transition Cambridge Hub

Sunday 31st July: Transiton 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