It's October - into the storing season. Definitely a time to be making the most of your food as well as your home energy ...
Transition News and Events:
At the Geldart pub on Ainsworth St http://the-geldart.co.uk from 7.30pm
What is supporting you in Transition? What is hindering you?
This is a new ongoing group offering a one-hour 'sharing space' using these two questions for structure. We'll then follow up with a bring-and-share dinner. For more information, contact Corrina
Thurs 8th Oct, 6.30 - 9.00pm, Pippa's house in Fulbourn (contact Pippa for directions)
Thurs 22nd Oct, 6.15 - 9.00pm, Jane's house in Romsey (contact Jane for directions)
Please let the host know if you are planning to come so that we can ensure that everyone is comfortably accommodated.
The Food Technology Room, Coleridge Community College, Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
Would you like to:
- Learn to make quick and easy, delicious dishes using seasonal fruit and veg?
- Join in with cooking and sharing a tasty lunch?
- Hear how to save money (and the planet) by avoiding food waste?
We'll be cooking up all kinds of fun stuff and looking at how to get the most out of food - growing, buying, storing and cooking it, and creating great meals with leftovers. There'll be a cookery demonstration with Cordon Bleu cook and accomplished teacher Kathryn Broe. We'll then cook and eat lunch together, followed by a talk from Marlene Taylor (from WRAP) about the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, including advice on composting. Places are limited so you need to book: Tickets are £10 including lunch (concessions £5). To reserve a place, please email Pippa, giving a mobile number if possible.
As part of the Quaker Outreach Week, Peter Reid is showing "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" at the Friends' Meeting House on Jesus Lane at 7:30pm. After the film there'll be a discussion about what we should do when faced with the same challenge. All welcome!
All are welcome to celebrate, share, explore and be part of a 'permaculture design celebration and exhibition' at Organiclea's Hawkwood Plant Nursery in Chingford, on the edge of Epping Forest, on Sunday 11th October, 2009 3-7pm. Options to join a forest walk or river bike ride to the site from 2pm. Visit: http://www.organiclea.org.uk/whats-on.htm for more details.
'The most important documentary film since a An Inconvenient Truth'
Arts Theatre, Cambridge, with Director George Langworthy, sponsored by the Co-op. Visit: http://vanishingbees.co.uk/about/
An eye-opening account of the shocking truth behind the declining bee population. Come this winter the beekeepers will put away their hives and anxiously wait. Will their honeybees once again disappear without a trace? If so, what impact will this have on our lives? The Vanishing Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth.
The Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford have created a free on-line home energy monitoring website at http://www.imeasure.org.uk/ which they are using to help educate people about home energy use. Unlike traditional carbon calculators, imeasure is about helping householders track energy use over time. Users can set up carbon clubs for their own communities and can compare within the group or with each other. In addition, use of the tool contributes directly to research in energy and behaviour.
So, plenty to get warmed up with! Let us know what you get from the events and what more you would like to see.