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Wednesday 25th May: Growing Spaces project meeting

TBA 19:30
Join the Growing Spaces project at our planning meeting to get involved with any of a bunch of exciting new projects this growing season and help coordinate the care of spaces. All welcome - gardening knowledge welcome but not required. Contact us for details of the address of this meeting and if you're interested in the project in general. More details of the project here.

Friday 27th May: Uptown Friday lunchtime social

Daily Bread 12:30-13:30 add to google calendar
Because Transitioners need cake too. (this is a social event, all welcome)
From: Oscar

Saturday 28th May: CropShare - Be an organic farmer for a day

74 Foster Road, Trumpington Allotments 09:30-16:30 add to google calendar
CropShare on tour!

This Saturday CropShare brings you a slightly different experience. Dave Fox's allotment in Trumpington is 500 times smaller than Paul & Doreen's farm but is cultivated along the same organic principles.

We will be planting, sowing and weeding annual vegetables in a narrow bed system, and tending a small forest garden More...
From: Cambridge CropShare

Saturday 28th May: Tour of Flood Resilient Measures around Clay Farm

Meet at Trumpington Park & Ride 10:00-12:00 add to google calendar
Join the Staying Dry group on a tour of measures that help to reduce the impact of localised flooding. Simon Bunn, Sustainable Drainage Engineer Cambridge City Council, will lead the walk around Clay Farm Development, on the south west side of the city. We'll look at measures such as permeable paving, rain gardens, down spout planters, waterbutt collectors, and rain water harvesting to find out how successful or otherwise they've been. Meet at Trumpington Park and Ride 9.45 for 10am start. To attend or For more information please contact Dawn More...

Saturday 28th May: Hugelkultur!

The Missing Sock forest garden, CB25 9AQ 11:00-15:00 add to google calendar
We are creating a herb and leafy greens area in the outdoor kitchen. We are going to utilize a Permaculture technique called Hugelkultur, which is a method used to retain water in the soil and add fertility.

Come and learn about this technique by helping to construct the Missing Sock forest garden's first Hugel bed!

As usual we will work for the first part working and then relax, eat and plan for the next event.

Bring gloves and lunch. Check outour blog More...
From: Cambridge Growing Spaces

Every Sunday: Shared growing of vegetables, fruit and flowers

Empty Common Community Garden, Brooklands Ave.
If you want to garden, or just try it out to see if you like it, come and join us. If you feel short of time, knowledge, confidence or ability then don't be put off. We support, and learn from, each other. We meet as a group at the garden every Sunday but it is there for everyone to use at any time so if you can't make Sundays don't worry. We are at the far end of the allotments on the corner of Brooklands Ave. and Trumpington Rd. To see what we get up to visit our blog; the very first post shows where we are. Email Charlotte More...
From: Empty Common Community Garden

Wednesday 1st June: Wildlife Wanderings Evening on Coe Fen

Meet beside The Mill pub, 14 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX 18:00-20:00 add to google calendar
We are so lucky to have the river and water-meadows right in the centre of Cambridge. Some of us who work in the city know just what a wealth of wildlife is hidden away. This evening a guest has been invited from the conservation hub at the David Attenborough building who will inspire us about what can be spotted in a quiet moment at lunchtime or on the commute back home. Think water voles, water rails and kingfishers...
From: Wildlife Wanderings

Tuesday 7th June: 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!). Our summer events include 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.
From: Food Group

Thursday 9th June: EU Referendum Conversation Cafe

Unitarian Church Emmanuel Road Cambridge 19:15-22:00 add to google calendar
Are you In or Out, Undecided or Confused? The media is full of comments and opinion, facts and fear mongering - it can be difficult to make a clear headed decision with all the noise. Our Conversation Cafe, organised in association with our friends at Pivotal Cambridge, is an opportunity to create some space in which to hear and be heard. The evening will be a mixture of facilitated group discussion around Transition and Pivotal values, such as the environment, social justice and democracy, food and water security, energy security and immigration. The aim is simply to help people find some personal clarity about their voting position. No party political speeches, grandstanding or attempts to sway opinion, just honest conversation with refreshments. This event is free, with a suggested on the door donation of £3 -£5, but you do need to register for your place, here.

Wednesday 15th June: Energy Group Meeting

Patrick's place, off Coldhams Lane 20:00-21:30 add to google calendar
The main topic will be the embodied energy - the energy that is used to make things, that is largely hidden. How can we know how much energy has been used to make something? Are there any useful rules of thumb? When is it likely that the embodied energy is more than the in-use energy? This topic affects everything we use from kettles to houses.

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 20th June: 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

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.

Sunday 31st July: Transiton Cambridge Summer Birthday Celebration

Empty Common Community Garden 14:00
Join us for our annual summer party to cebebrate another year of Transition fun, friendship and community action. Our friends at Empty Common have offered the Community Garden as a venue. It will be a bring and share picnic with a nearby pub for rainy day backup - further details to follow, meanwhile, please save the date!
From: Jacky Sutton-Adam