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Hi All, 

Some rare opportunities to get out and about this week and to hear stories from near and far.

Transition News and Events:

  • Tuesday 18th May: Film: The Turning Point 
  • Wednesday 19th May: Transition Tales Quest 
  • Monday 24th May: Transition in Cherry Hinton group meeting 

Related News and Events:

  • Friends of the Earth: Local Carbon Budgets
  • Monday 24th May: Talk: Guilden Gate smallholding
  • Saturday 29th May: Fen End Farm visit

Transition News and Events:

  • Tuesday 18th May: Film: The Turning Point 

A shared meal and film night. The Turning Point features visionary leaders and pioneers in the fields of Human Ecology and Global Transition, this film takes an inspiring look at our potential to create a life-sustaining society as we face the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change. The film takes an inspiring look at some of the sustainable community solutions that have grown up over the last 20 years around the Findhorn Foundation community in Scotland.

6pm shared meal, 7.15pm film starts, followed by a chance to discuss how we can create a more resilient Cambridge. The church hall, Emmanuel United Reformed Church on Cherry Hinton Road (on the corner with Hartington Grove, near The Junction). Suggested donation £4.

  • Wednesday 19th May: Transition Tales Quest 

The remarkable Steph Bradley, of the Transition Network down in Totnes, is walking around England for 6 months, collecting stories to write into a Transition Tales book, but also to raise awareness of the importance of walking, and of our green lanes, and the joy of slow travel.

She will be in Cambridge on 19 May and will be introducing the new Transition Tales game and doing some storytelling in the evening at the Elm Tree pub. She welcomes anyone who'd like to accompany her for short bursts along the way, sponsor her journey, put her up for a night, invite her to talk or meet your group, or to generally cheer her with messages of support. To read more about the walk see here and if you'd like to sponsor her, have a look here.

8pm Elm Tree Public House, 42 Orchard Street, Cambridge

  • Monday 24th May: Transition in Cherry Hinton group meeting 

The Transition in Cherry Hinton Group will be meeting to discuss the next steps with planning the Big Lunch. Please contact if you plan to attend so she has an idea of numbers. 

7.30 - 8.30pm Nazzarena's house: 26 Fennec Close, Cherry Hinton, CB1 9GG.

Related News and Events:

  • Friends of the Earth: Local Carbon Budgets

Our friends at FoE are mounting a campaign to encourage positive action on Climate Change from our new coalition Government. More information on how to contribute can be found here.

  • Monday 24th May: Talk: Guilden Gate smallholding

The Green Enterprise Community speaker this month will be Simon Saggers of the amazing Guilden Gate organic smallholding, who will talk about how they've built a self sufficient small holding near Bassingbourn....in just 10 years.

Guilden Gate includes a mixed organic small holding, an eco cottage with passive solar and a wind turbine, reed bed water treatment and woodland. They supply organic vegetable boxes to the local area, offer guided tours and consultancy on a range of planning, smallholding, energy and water projects. Simon will share what they've done and talk about how they've come up with something that "all fits together": a principle that will be important for quite a few Green entrepreneurs.  His talk will be followed by discussion and an opportunity to explore areas of interest in more detail in small groups. Friends Meeting House, Jesus lane, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

19.30 - 20.30. Admission: £5  Attendees are welcome to adjourn to the Maypole afterwards

Cost £5

  • Saturday 29th May: Fen End Farm visit

 

‘Weed to you.  Food to me.’ Organic farmer Ken Kelso says ‘there’s charlock in my organic field.’  We can help him get it out.  Join us for a morning of weeding/foraging, a farm tour, and a talk. We’ll finish the morning with a potluck picnic lunch and we may even be able to eat some of the wild food we’ve weeded. 

Meet at 9:30 at Fen End Farm. We’ll be done before 2:00 pm.  Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, water, and a potluck lunch item.  If you’d like to join or if you are interested in car pooling please contact .  Getting there: Bus # 7 leaves town from every 10 minutes.  Get off in Cottenham and walk 1.5 miles.  Map here  Hope to see you out there!

Cheers

Rob 

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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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