Newsletters20100719

Hi All, 

We know you won't be spending much time in front of the computer in this weather but - before you log off - have a look at a few of the things that are going on this week ...

Transition News and Events:

  • Thursday 22nd July: Transition Cafe
  • Saturday 24th July: Want to be an organic farmer for a day?
  • New research: Why is Transition successful ?

Related News and Events:

  • Tuesday 27th July: Eco-renovation on a budget
  • The Private Life of Chickens!

Transition News and Events:

  •  Thursday 22nd July: Transition Cafe night

Open from 7.30pm, 22 Jesus Lane. All welcome! 

  • Organic Farmer for a Day: Visit to Waterland Organics Farm in Lode.

On Saturday, 24 July, join members of Transition Cambridge's food group at Waterland Organics, Paul and Doreen Robinson's Soil Association-certified organic farm in Lode -- just miles outside Cambridge. Meet at 10 am to lend a hand weeding some organic crops or in the greenhouse.  Then take a tour of the farm and end the morning with a potluck picnic lunch together. Day ends by 2 pm. Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, water, and a potluck lunch item.  For those cycling to the farm, meet in front of the Green Dragon on Water Street in Chesterton at 9 am.  Places are limited, so please let Anne know if you are planning to attend. 

  • New Transition research published by Cambridge student.  

Jonathan Balls, a student of Downing College and the Geography Department at the University of Cambridge, has written a dissertation about Transition initiatives and the Transition movement.  His central question asks why "the Transition Model has been so successful in both the number and diversity of communities in which Transition initiatives have been established."  He looks particularly at networking between initiatives, and sets Transition within the historical context of the broader environmental and sustainability movements.  You can find a link to his dissertation here

Related News and Events:

  • Tuesday 27th July: Eco-renovation on a budget

Organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Cambridge Carbon Footprint’s Low-carbon network runs monthly workshops on eco-renovation. All are welcome.

For more information please see here

  • BBC programme: "The Private Life of Chickens"

If you keep chickens or might do one day, this is an interesting documentary about chicken behaviour, looking at how they decide their pecking order, how males attract females, how females communicate with their chicks, and how quickly they can learn. Available here for the next few days.

(If you've kept chickens for a while and would be willing to share your experience with others, get in touch as we'd like to organise a workshop on chicken keeping in the future.)

Short but sweet - have a great week! 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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