Welcome to Transition Cambridge

Faced with uncertain energy prices and climate change, our response is to build a stronger, more versatile community a community with the capacity to adapt to whatever happens and where we can be happy and healthy.

Transition Cambridge joins the hundreds of Transition towns across the UK, and the thousands of them around the world in an effort to make more resilient and sustainable communities. To see how it all started, have a look at the Transition Primer.

Want to get involved? Read on to find out more. We hold regular events and have a series of working groups looking into food, energy and water.

Join us on the community farm

Cropshare is a community supported agriculture project which has been running for several years now with great success. On selected Saturdays a group of volunteers get together to help out to plant weed and harvest a nearby farm, with a reward of seasonal veggies.

If you want to take part, simply sign up here: there are morning or afternoon sessions you can attend, with a communal lunch in between.

See this blog to get a flavour of what workdays are like.

Romsey Community Garden needs a new coordinator

The current coordinator has moved further out of town, so we're looking for a new coordinator to help shape the garden over the next year or two.

There is a dedicated team of locals who do their best to keep everything looking nice. So far, we've focused on fruit trees and bushes, vegetables, and flowers, while maintaining a grassy area in the middle for picnics and bonfires. Where possible, we've tried to follow permaculture principles.

If you might be interested in taking this on, please contact Sarah for a chat.

Join the Energy Group!

One of the largest sources of greenhouse emissions is the way we get out energy. Through actions like reducing energy consumption, purchasing more efficient equipment and installing renewable energy infrastructure, we can move towards a low carbon future. Here are some suggestions from energy group members on what can be done to save energy.

The energy group meets monthly for discussions on energy related topics and everyone is invited. Also there is lots of advice on our web pages here.

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.

We have set up a local giving account as an easy way to donate, or you can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Donating via Local Giving means that your donation can also have Gift Aid applied. 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. If you want to get involved, have a volunteer opportunity you want to advertise or have heard about and want to share with the community, simply e-mail us

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Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.

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Recent News

Pitch Up Pitch In: Call for new Transition Project Ideas

We are going to try a new type of event with the aim of getting new Transition projects started. Its called 'Pitch Up Pitch In' and on each evening there will be a range of projects presenting and pitching for volunteers. if you have an idea for a project (which could be anything from one-off event or a video to a multi-year project) this is an opportunity for you to recruit support. We haven't fixed a date for the first one yet - we are aiming for November. If you have an idea you think might make a good pitch please contact Nicola More...
From: Nicola 01 Sep 2017
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Upcoming events

Sunday 24th September: Empty Common Community Garden

Empty Common Community Garden 10:30-12:30 add to google calendar
There is generally a group of us in the garden on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later, and people are also coming and going during the week - you don't even have to garden just come and enjoy the space! More...

Saturday 30th September: 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 30th September: Transition + Growing Spaces stall at Daily Bread's 25 birthday

Daily Bread, Unit 3, Kilmaine Close, Kings Hedges CB4 2PH 10:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Daily Bread is having a 25th birthday event. Transition and our Growing Spaces project will have a Swap and Share produce stall- we'd welcome donations of spare garden produce, preserves, herbs or flowers - just bring them along on the day. If you'd like to join the team on our stall for an hour or so you can sign up [here.->https://doodle.com/poll/ncp39ffn8ad6ewdr]]

Growing Spaces has cheered up the space outside the shop with beautiful planters growing herbs and other tasty edibles - the planters are decorated with artwork by children from The Grove primary school. More info + pictures here.

Daily Bread say 'We are a whole food shop, committed to supplying ethically-sourced, natural foods to our local communities at affordable prices. We are a workers' co-operative which seeks to create employment both by our working methods and by employing and supporting people with mental health challenges.' More info about Daily Bread + map here.
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