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February

March


Monday 20th February: Transition Hub Meeting: your catch-up, intros and networking space!

Back room of Six Bells Pub, Covent Garden, Cambridge 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
Please join us for our next experimental new style Hub gathering, to catch up with projects and friends, meet new members and end with a bit of juicy networking over a drink! Come along for 7pm to meet other members, 7.30 -8.30pm: items for discussion:, 8.30pm onwards: networking and chat. All welcome, new TC members and familiar faces alike!

Saturday 4th March: CropShare - Be an organic farmer for a day

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

Saturday 4th March: CropShare Weeder Crowdfunder launch

12:00
The CropShare Weeder project Crowdfunder is now live until 4th March. We're raising funds for a new piece of bespoke farm equipment designed by volunteer Reggie: a push-powered, lay-down weeder. Please have a look! Donations from £1 welcome. More...


Saturday 4th March: Wildlife Wanderings: Toad Show and Tell

Barnwell East Local Nature Reserve 14:00-15:00 add to google calendar
Please join us on a show-and-tell session about toads and their life cycle with local herpetologist, Steve Allain. The Barnwell East site is inhabited by a large population of toads and is home to much more wildlife besides. We'll visit the pond and its recent works to improve the toad habitat; if we're lucky, we'll spot some toads and their spawn, before a wander around to learn more about other wildlife in the reserve. All welcome, please wear appropriate clothing (hats gloves wellies and/or waterproofs.) You can also help vulnerable toads in Oyster Row and Stanley road over the coming weeks, please visit the Facebook group, Saving Toads in Cambridge Cambs for details.

Monday 6th March: CropShare Open Evening

CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, upstairs library 19:00-20:00 add to google calendar
Please come to this Cropshare Open evening to introduce the new season in town. Bring your pals who are interested to know more. This is an ideal opportunity to come and ask questions if you are thinking of coming along this year. If you are a CropShare old hand then please come to find out what we are up to with our grain growing and seed saving projects this year ... See you there.

Saturday 11th March: Deep Ecology workshp

Newnham Croft Primary School, Cambridge CB3 9JF 14:00-17:30 add to google calendar
This workshop will provide an introduction to "The Work that Reconnects", as formulated by Joanna Macy. We'll take some time to reconnect with what we love about our world, and to hear our concerns about how the world is changing. This can help us find the energy to engage with current issues, and to see more clearly what we can do to improve the situation. Whatever you're concerned about, be it climate change, refugees or the plight of the bees, "The Work that Reconnects" can help you find new perspectives on the problem, and hence new ways to act on it. All welcome, no experience necessary. Suggested donation £10-£20 to cover room hire. We'll spend some time outdoors so bring warm clothes. Please book here.