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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
Margaret's house on Oxford Road 20:00-21:30 add to google calendar
The main topic will be strategies for low carbon heating - both on the heat generation side (e.g. biomass boilers, heat pumps or CHP) and on the energy saving side.
12:00-12:00 add to google calendar
Hobsons Brook is the wonderful local watercourse which makes its way from Nine Wells near Addenbrooke's via Trumpington, Empty Common and the Botanic Garden, along the gutters of Trumpington road to finally join the Cam. The Hobson's Conduit corridor is also an important green lung of Cambridge, and it's under acute pressure as the city grows. The Bioblitz is 24 hours of finding as many species as possible, and the organisers promise 'a family friendly festival of environmental conservation. Good science and good healthy activity. Wildlife experts working with and informing the general public, creating a snapshot of the variety of wildlife in the area.' There will be a fete at Empty Common community garden, with stalls and talks on soil, compost etc etc.
We will have a stall so do come and see us, and even better give us a hand! if you can help man the stall for a few hours please fill in this doodle poll and contact Nicola (if she does not already know you). More...
Trumpington Community Gardens 09:30-17:00 add to google calendar
Hannah Thoroughgood will be leading this course. She is an experienced permaculture designer and teacher based at The Inkpot in Lincolnshire. This course is the foundation that most take before moving on to the full Permaculture Design Course and possibly the diploma after this. The community garden is near the Foster Road Allotment site and Trumpington Community Orchard project, both of these sites are likely to be used during the course. contact Dave Jackson to book or for more information. Price: £40 for two days for Earlybird bookings before 1st May. £45 for later bookings.
From: Dave Jackson
Trumpington Village Hall, High Street, Trumpington CB2 9HZ 13:30-16:00 add to google calendar
Advance notice of the next Seedy Sunday! As ever, this is a chance to bring and swap self-saved seeds, exchange surplus bought seed, and take seeds in exchange for a small donation. If you don't have any spare seeds, don't worry, there are always plenty to go round. As ever, there'll be refreshments and cakes, and lots of stalls including seed merchants, bread makers, and community groups. Entry costs £2, children come in free. If you'd like to volunteer (lots of helpers needed!), please contact the organisers. And if you can offer a raffle/tombola prize, we'd also love to hear from you (e.g. yummy home-made jams, chutneys, cakes, books, or a skill you could share?). You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. More...
From: Trumpington Allotment Society and Transition Cambridge