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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
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
Judith's house on Leys Road 20:00-21:30 add to google calendar
We will be proposing plans for a Low Carbon Cambridge: going into more detail on a selection of ideas from our earlier discussion - see the notes here Anyone is welcome especially if you have some suggestions.
Trumpington allotments 10:00-13:00 add to google calendar
Join Dave Fox again at Trumpington allotments. Novices and experienced growers all welcome - this is a mutual sharing, not a lesson:)
Provisional agenda: harvest new potatoes and lots more - courgettes, cucumbers, fruit, perhaps tomatoes will be ripe! Do some weeding in the forest garden and tend the fruit trees. Take some produce home with you (please bring bags).
Join in here. More...
From: Dave Fox
Signal Box Center, Glenalmond Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8DB 10:00-16:30 add to google calendar
Mike Thomas from Transition Network and and Richard Couldrey from Transition London and South East Hub are offering a free workshop for all members of any Transition groups in East Anglia to get together and investigate the idea of a regional Hub or Hubs in our area. The aim is to help other networks to develop based on the amazing stuff that has happened from the London and South East Hub. The vision is to create thriving networks throughout England. This workshop is a great opportunity to connect with other groups, design a regional network and grow Transition together. Free to attend , Eventbrite booking and more information here
From: Jacky Sutton-Adam
Museum of Technology, Cheddar's Lane, CB5 8LD 12:30-17:30 add to google calendar
Transition Cambridge is now 8 years old, and we will be celebrating with our traditional summer social bring-and-share picnic! It's a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Please bring some food + (non-alcohol) drink to share if you can (if not, don't worry as there's usually plenty to go round). There will be (optional) games too. This year we'll be at the Museum of Technology - take the chance to explore this intriguing museum before its revamp - more info here. The entrance is on Riverside (just look for the tall chimney) and the picnic will be on the lawn in the Top Yard (and in a nearby building if it rains). Thirsty Cambridge will be in the garden of the Engineer's House with a pop-up biergarden, and a German brunch. All welcome, family-friendly. Event page here
The month of August is Transition Cambridge's traditional summer break...this means that the last bulletin before the break will be at the end of July. We'll be back in September with our usual mix of events and opportunities for action and education in sustainability and environmental matters.
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