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Sunday 4th June: Empty Common Community Garden

Empty Common Community Garden 10:30-12:30 add to google calendar
ECCG is a magical meeting place for you and your friends, close to the centre of Cambridge. Enjoy chatting as you garden and relax. We meet as a group on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later but people can come individually or in groups whenever they like. We are just completing our 'Heads, Hearts and Hands' hut where we can learn, bond and do things together and have tea and cake too. Come and enjoy the space! More...
Source: Transition Cambridge - ECCG

Sunday 4th June: Permaculture Group

Empty Common Community Garden 14:00
You're very welcome to our regular meet ups at the wonderful Empty Common Community Garden in central Cambridge, designed and run on permaculture principles, with ethics at the core (here's a map as it can be a bit tricky to find). Whether you've always wanted to find out more about permaculture (social or landbased) or you're already a practising permaculturalist, we'd love to meet you on the first Sunday afternoon each month. Come at 1.30 pm if you're brand new to permaculture, we'll cover some of the basics…and stay on at 2 pm for the group. Come at 2 p.m for the main discussion, topics such as water management, social permaculture, compost ( and compost toilets) etc. Come earlier still if you want to join in with some hands-on work in the garden in the late morning. There's tea and usually cake! Full Introduction to Permaculture Course will be later in the year. For more info, contact Charlotte or Meg. More...
Source: Cambridge Permaculture Group

Saturday 10th June - Saturday 15th Jul: Repair Cafes coming up

Cambridge and villages 14:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Repair Cafes are community events that match people who need stuff fixed with people who like fixing things. They're completely non-commercial, though donations to running costs are welcome. There are no promises or guarantees, but if something can be saved the repairers will do everything they can. Repairers are always keen to teach visitors how to do the repair themselves and at the very least watch while they do it. Successful repair rates are currently around 65%. NB you'll need to book your item in - bookings open a couple of weeks before. Upcoming repair cafes are at Orchard Park (Cambridge) and Burwell (both on 10 June), the Edge Cafe on Mill Road and St Ives (both on 17 June), Trumpington (18 June), Cottenham (24 June), Cambourne (8 July) and Great Shelford (15 July). You can check future dates, book things in, check venues, times etc via the link below. Supported by the Cambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network (CRCN) - a partnership between Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Transition Cambridge and others. More...
Source: Cambridge Carbon Footprint - Repair Cafes

Meet the Energy Group

An important part of our response to climate change is to contribute as little as possible to it, and a large part of that is weaning ourselves off fossil fuels. The energy group aims to do whatever we can to save energy and to generate renewable energy to replace fossil fuels .

Over the years we have distilled a lot of online advice about this which you can use and learn from. There tips on things you can do at home, insulation, renewable energy like heat pumps and wood stoves and, since climate change is going to bring us warmer weather, on how to keep cool. Look at our homepage for details of the next meeting or get in touch.

Latest News

Empty Common Community Garden - Video of new shed

Charlotte and the Empty Common Community Garden team have made a wonderful video showing how their beautiful new hut came into being, and demonstrating some of its features. Watch it here. And do come along to our summer picnic there on Sunday 25th June, or to one of our regular garden mornings on Sundays, to see the new hut for yourself. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge 30 May 2023

Make a donation!

As many of you know, we run on a shoe-string budget, and we generally find that we can do a lot with very little money at all. However, there are some basic costs we have to meet each year, and we'd be very grateful for your donations. You can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Thank you!

Volunteer vacancies

Are you a budding photographer, journalist or event coordinator? Have a few hours to help out and meet great people like you? We always have opportunities for you to get involved over here on our volunteering page.

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