Newsletter20090202

Hi everyone,

There's lots going on over the next few weeks, including the beginning of the Grow Your Own Vegetables course in March and several interesting talks. Hope you can make it along to some of them!

Transition News and Events

  • 'An Introduction to Herbal Medicine' talk by Basil Moss
  • Transition Café this Thursday
  • Learn how to Grow Your Own Vegetables
  • Can you help?
  • Sustainable Communities Act stakeholder workshop with council
  • Transition Events this month

Related events this week

  • Grow Your Own Session II - Tues 3 Feb with Cambridge Carbon Footprint
  • Hopes and Fears Through Music - Thurs 5 Feb with CCF
  • Integrating adaptation and mitigation solutions - Thurs 5 Feb
  • Copenhagen climate conference - talk and discussion - Fri 6th Feb
  • 'An Introduction to Herbal Medicine' talk by Basil Moss

Wednesday 4th February 10.30 - 11.30 at the Sally Ann community centre in Mill Rd (next to St Barnabas church). The talk will cover the similarities and differences to pharmaceutical medicine, how it works, what a herbalist does, and a brief history. The aim of the talk is to increase the popularity of herbal medicines whether for use at home or from a consulting herbalist, as herbalism has a significantly lower impact on our planet.

  • Transition Café this Thursday

From 8pm, 22a Jesus Lane - come and meet other transitioners and discuss how we can help Cambridge make the transition to a low energy world!

  • Sustainable Communities Act stakeholder workshop with council

Thursday 5th Jan, 3:30-6pm. The Sustainable Communities Act gives us a unique chance to tell Government what we want them to do to help us improve our community. Cambridge City Council wants to work with local community groups and organisations to see if this Act can help us improve things in the City. The act particularly relates to things like tackling climate change and building communities. More info here: http:/thewiki/wiki-uploads/Main.HomePage/sca_workshop.pdf

  • Learn how to Grow Your Own Vegetables

The new "Grow Your Own Vegetables" group are running a course for beginner vegetable growers in Cambridge starting on March 2nd 2009. There will be practical outdoor sessions on our dedicated plot and some theory classes indoors. We will grow and harvest six types of vegetables together, guided by experienced local growers. You don't need to have your own plot or garden, just a willingness to learn and take part! For more information and how to book please see http:/gyo

  • Can you help?

We need some help running the café fortnightly on Thursdays. If you are interested, contact Charlotte Synge. Also if you have enthusiasm for showing films about peak oil and climate change, or for running other awareness-raising activities, we'd love to hear from you!

  • Transition Events this month

4 Feb - Food Group meeting, 7:30pm at the Geldart 5 Feb - Transition Café, 8pm onwards, 22a Jesus Lane 18 Feb - Knitting Circle, 7:30-9:30pm (more info here: https://www.transitioncambridge.org/thewiki/ttwiki/pmwiki.php?n=TT.Knitting) 19 Feb - Transition Café and Education Group meeting 22 Feb - Film: Money As Debt, 7pm, 2a Brackyn Road 2 March - Grow Your Own Vegetables course starts 5 March -Well-being group meeting

All our events are listed on our web-site at: https://www.transitioncambridge.org/thewiki/ttwiki/pmwiki.php?n=TT.EventsComingUp and on our calendar of events at http://tinyurl.com/transitioncambridgecalendar .

Related events:

  • Grow Your Own Session II - Tues 3 Feb

7:30-9:30pm, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge Organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint Keith Jordan will help us to start off the year in the garden or allotment. For the first half he will give guidance in selecting crops, sowing indoors, soil preparation, taking on a new allotment, etc. The second half will provide time for questions and discussion. A great opportunity to start at the beginning of the growing season and increase your gardening skills over the coming year.

  • Hopes and Fears Through Music (A Food for the Soul workshop) - Thurs 5 Feb

7:30-9:30pm, Cambridge Music Therapy Clinic, Anglia Ruskin University by the main vehicle entrance on Broad St. (ring bell) Organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint If you enjoy listening to or creating music, take advantage of this unique opportunity! Experience the power of music to explore our hopes and fears about climate change. Dr. Odell-Miller, music therapist and director of the Music Therapy MA and ARU, will help us access thoughts and feelings that might be difficult to put into words, using a variety of instruments, voice, and listening. No need to be a musician, and no special skills are required. A powerful evening of music not to be missed!

  • Integrating adaptation and mitigation solutions

Professor Julian Hunt (Lord Hunt of Chesterton), Professor of Climate Modelling, University College, London. St Edmund's College, Garden Room. Thursday 05 February 2009, 17:00-18:00 Part of a series of seminars on Adaptation to Climate Change, organised by the Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies.

  • Copenhagen climate conference - talk and discussion Fri 6th Feb

What: UN Climate Conference (COP-15) -- Issues, protests & preparations Where: The Shop, 18 Jesus Lane - map: http://tinyurl.com/c38o8d When: Friday 6th February, 7.30pm Organised by the Cambridge Action Network. Entrance free, all welcome. On the 30th Nov 2009 the governments of the world will come to Copenhagen for the fifteenth UN Climate Conference (COP-15). This will be the biggest summit on climate change ever to have taken place. Yet, previous meetings have produced nothing more than business as usual. A number of civil society mobilizations are planned to put pressure on the participants and push for genuine solutions to the climate crisis. This short presentation and discussion describes the current state of the preparations, and how people in Cambridge and the UK can start organising. A call out relating to the conference from Danish group Klimax2009 can be found at: http://wiki.cambridgeaction.net/index.php?title=Copenhagen2009

Happy Transitioning!

Anna

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