Volunteering is a great way to increase your sense of wellbeing and positive contribution, so pop down to Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve this Thursday afternoon for a taster session to find out what's involved, and on Friday you can get your fix of lovely cake and lunchtime socialising at the Uptown Social at Daily Bread. This weekend we have the second part of Open Eco Homes, a chance to have a look at eco-renovations and learn from the experience of the people who did the work. Also this Saturday you might could learn how to fix your broken household items and mend much loved clothes at the Fulbourn Repair Cafe. And finally, just a couple of weeks away, is our AGM on Monday October 3rd. The preparations are well underway and we have a lovely line-up of members who will be sharing their experiences of rolling up their sleeves and getting involved with projects. All welcome!
13:00-14:00, Daily Bread
A social event open to all, we'll probably talk about panniers and textured vegetable protein.
19:20-21:30, Friends Meeting House
Our Annual General Meeting is a chance to celebrate our groups and efforts over the last year, and all members are welcome. (A member of Transiton Cambridge is anyone who's attended one of our meetings or activities in the last year.) As well as the official business of electing officers and presenting our financial accounts, there will be short presentations offering an insight into what we get up to across our different interest areas, a chance to shape the direction of TC in the coming year and of course, network and connect over a customary slice of cake and a cuppa. Save the date and join us! More details here.
Plums apples, pears, quince, walnuts... the apples are falling thick and fast so here's another reminder of Transition resources for harvesters. We have an Apple Press and Scratter ( to crush the apples )available for members to borrow, full details here. This week's top Fruit Glut Tip: Did you know you can advertise your fruity excess crops here on the TC Facebook page?
Full-time position for two years, based at the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK). Experience of large (European) and/or energy-related projects is preferable. Deadline: 13 Oct 2016. SHAPE-ENERGY (Social sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European ENERGY) is a €2m EU Horizon 2020 project which will be the European platform for energy-related social sciences and humanities, led out of the GSI. Contact Rosie Robison or Chris Foulds for more details. More details here.
10:30-16:00, various around Cambridge
Sixteen eco homes around Cambridge open their doors to vsitors once again in September. It's a great opportunity to explore comfortable low energy homes and talk to householders about the measures they've taken. Visitors can get inspiration and practical advice about how to reduce energy bills and their carbon footprint. You need to book for visits - go to the website for maps and details of the homes and how to book. More details here.
19:00, contact us for the venue
How does Brexit fit global justice? James O'Nions, Head of Activism at Global Justice Now (GJN), will talk about Brexit & progress with GJN campaigns on migration, on Monsanto, on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. GJN OPEN MEETING will be at 19:00 on Wednesday 21 September starting with a bring-&-share meal. All welcome Please email Clare Baker or 07957 451176 for venue and details. More details here.
13:00-15:00, Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve
Are you interested in helping wildlife at a local Cambridge reserve? We are offering a taster session for people interested in volunteering with us at Trumpington Meadows in the future. You'll get an introduction to practical management of the reserve by helping us clear the species rich wildflower verges in the south of Trumpington Meadows. No experience necessary, and we will provide all tools and gloves. Meet at the porta cabin off Hauxton Road, Trumpington. Contact Becky for more information and to book. More details here.
14:00-17:00, Townley Hall, Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn, CB21 5BZ
Do you have something dear to you that is broken? Or do you like fixing things? This is one of a series of repair cafes supported by SPEP in S. Cambs. If you would like to help or to bring something to repair, please get in touch
14:00-16:30, The Johnson Hall, 1 Magog Way, Stapleford, CB22 5BQ
Free event organised by 2G3S (Green Groups in the Shelfords, Stapleford and Sawston) in association with St Andrews Church, Stapleford. Drop in for a range of green activities and exhibitions, including energy, transport, food, waste, wildlife. Bring produce for our produce swap; apples to make apple juice; good quality items for our bring and take stall; old mobile phones to recycle. Children welcome; refreshments; donations. Further information: 'Green Living' afternoon: Sophi Berridge 2G3S: Linda Whitebread
10:00-16:00, various in and around Cambridge
Have you got apples and want to make juice? You can take them along to any of the apple pressing events below - check the relevant website for times, locations etc. Saturday 1 October 10 till 2 Histon and Impington food festival more info Saturday 8 October morning Rock Road Library - more info Sunday 16 October 10-5 Fulbourn - the Old Stables, Fulbourn Manor; if you're bringing apples, please bring them in the morning. More info Sunday 23 October 11-4 Pop up farmers market at the Museum of Technology in Riverside - part of the pumpkin festival. More info If you're organising a similar event and would like it listed here contact us
18:30-20:30, Wesley Methodist Church
Come and share tasty pumpkin and squash dishes, swap recipes and learn more about how to grow your own pumpkins next year. Bring a dish to share if you can, or just come along and find out more about making use of this seasonal treat. This is a free event, (although donations will be welcome) and is part of the Cambridge Sustainable Food Pumpkin Festival. To find out more or book a place, contact Ann.
that's all for this week,
have a good one!
Jacky and the Bulletin Writers :-)