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Hi Everyone

so we're on the final countdown to the Christmas and New Year holiday period, and the next  bulletin will appear on Monday January 7th - unless important news needs to be shared before then! Meanwhile there's a Permaculture gathering this coming weekend, and lots coming up in 2013 including a Carbon Conversation  just for Transition Cambridge members.

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Transition News and Events

  • Saturday 22 December: Permaculture Christmas get-together and group design exercise
  • Saturday 05 January: Permaculture group meeting focused on forest gardening
  • Thursday 10 January: Cafe night - How to Save Energy at Home
  • Events for your calendar

Community News

  • Seedy Sunday - can you help?
  • For sale: Off road tandem

Other News and Events

  • Monday 07 January: Grow Your Own Year Round Workshop
  • Monday 14 January: New Sustainable Eating Course (January 2013)
  • Sew it Forward - low impact gift idea

Transition News and Events

Saturday 22 December: Permaculture Christmas get-together and group design exercise

16:00, 124 Foster Road, Trumpington, CB2 9JP

This meeting will combine a Christmas get together of the permaculture group with a permaculture observation exercise and discussion around a kitchen redesign (Ceri and Dave's kitchen). Please bring food to share for a festive Winter Solstice meal after the discussion. All welcome, even if you have not come along to the permaculture group before. For more information please contact Ceri and Dave.

Saturday 05 January: Permaculture group meeting focused on forest gardening

12:00-15:00, The Missing Sock, Finders Lane, Newmarket Road, Stow-cum-Quy, CB25 9AQ,

This meeting will be hosted by Rosie at the Missing Sock. We will look at the forest garden she has designed and is developing there. This will also be an opportunity for all people who are interested in forest gardening to share knowledge about this aspect of permaculture, including seed collection, plant types and cuttings. Free, all welcome, no permaculture experience necessary!

Thursday 10 January: Cafe night - How to Save Energy at Home

19:30, CB1 Cafe on Mill Road

There are many ways you can reduce your energy use at home without spending a penny - just by the things you do. From closing curtains at night or turning the heating off half an hour before you go to bed, to not overfilling the kettle, turning off the TV when no-one is watching it ... This workshop is about what we can do, why we don't always do it and what we can do to make it easier. Nicola Terry gave this workshop first at Warm Homes in Trumpington and got good reviews. It will be even better this time.

Events for your calendar

Community News

Seedy Sunday - can you help?

We couldn't run this popular event without help from volunteers, both on the day and beforehand with admin and publicity. If you can help with any of these tasks please contact Ceri and Dave

In advance help:

  • admin: placing event details on webpage listings, 
  • help with making up seed packets

On the day help

  • set up crew 12.30 -1.30pm
  • taking entrance money on the door
  • packing up crew 4.30-5.30pm
  • someone with tech know-how who can assist with setting up projectors, computers, sound systems etc.

If you can help with any of these tasks please contact Ceri and Dave.

For sale: Off road tandem

From Fiona: "This tandem is ideal for school runs and weekend rides adjustable rear seat suitable for children and ladies. It is a white Mission duet. Price: £125 or next offer. Call 07968 961275 or e-mail here."

Other News and Events

Monday 07 January: Grow Your Own Year Round Workshop

19:30-21:30, Friends Meeting House

Whether you’re new to growing your own food, or a seasoned experimenter, this workshop hosted by Cambridge Carbon Footprint and led by expert grower Keith Jordan is essential if you want to eat your own produce all year round. “Grow Your Own Year Round” will help you plan your garden and planting schedule so that you always have something from the garden to eat, no matter the season. Space will be limited so please book ahead by email or by calling us at 01223 301842. All materials will be provided. More details here.

Monday 14 January: New Sustainable Eating Course (January 2013)

19:30-21:00,

A new five-week course packed with ideas about eating more sustainably starts in January. "Sustainable Eating: how to eat great food that won't cost the earth" takes a lively, participative approach to the topic, with food to try! Starts 14 January for five evenings, 7.30-9pm, at Sawston Village College. Cost: £35, concs available. The course tutor is Sally Fenn, nutrition therapist, food writer and amateur veg grower. To book,  or to find out more, email Sally Fenn.

Sew it Forward

Sew it Forward Give a gift of your sewing skills this Christmas. Got to www.thegoodwardrobe.com, click on ‘blog’, then ‘Sew it Forward gift voucher’ to download and print a gift voucher for a loved-one, ticking boxes for any or all of the following skills you’d like to offer them: sew, knit, crochet, darn, hem, embroider, other. The Good Wardrobe is the brainchild of Cambridge-raised, sustainable style guru Zoe Robinson – now living in London – and has lots of fun eco-style stuff to explore. More details here.

So on behalf of all the Bulletin writers, I wish you all the very best for a peaceful, relaxing and joyous festive season and look forward meeting up at more inspirational community happenings in the new year.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!

Jacky

 

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