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Special events are in bold type, other meetings and regular events are also open to everyone! There are more events (organised by other groups but with similar aims) here.
The month of August is Transition Cambridge's traditional summer break...this means that the last bulletin before the break will be at the end of July. We'll be back in September with our usual mix of events and opportunities for action and education in sustainability and environmental matters.
Willow Farm, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HF 09:30-16:30 add to google calendar
Join Transition's community farming project, CropShare, to experience life as a real organic farmer for a day. We will be having fun helping out on the farm on Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 4.30, sharing a lunch and a chat in between. You can join us for the morning or afternoon session, or both. Click here to check which Saturdays we will be on the farm.
See our blog to get a flavour of what workdays are like. It will be good healthy fun, a great chance to see our local countryside, and how food is grown on a large scale. Fill in this form if you would like to take part, and we'll also help you arrange travel to the farm. Everyone is very welcome! Family friendly.
From: Cambridge CropShare
Empty Common Community Garden 10:30-12:30 add to google calendar
There is generally a group of us in the garden on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later, and people are also coming and going during the week - you don't even have to garden just come and enjoy the space! More...
Daily Bread, Unit 3, Kilmaine Close, Kings Hedges CB4 2PH 10:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Daily Bread is celebrating being 25 years old! Transition and our Growing Spaces project will have a stall there - if you'd like to join the stall team for the day, we'll put a link to a rota here soon.
Growing Spaces has cheered up the space outside the shop with beautiful planters growing herbs and other tasty edibles - the planters are decorated with artwork by children from The Grove primary school. More info + pictures here.
Daily Bread say 'We are a whole food shop, committed to supplying ethically-sourced, natural foods to our local communities at affordable prices. We are a workers' co-operative which seeks to create employment both by our working methods and by employing and supporting people with mental health challenges.' More info about Daily Bread + map here.
Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
October is the time for our AGM - to review and celebrate what we've been doing over the last year, and the last 9 years. It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends and hear more about the projects we're developing - Cropshare, Repair Cafe's, community gardening and more. All are welcome to come along; however only members can vote(a member is someone who's done some volunteering in the last 12 months). As we're a volunteer organisation, donations are welcome.
The Guildhall, Market Square 11:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Cambridge's big fair for volunteering is co-organised by the City Council and the Student Hub. There will be around 80 organisations represented at the fair listed here, and last year about 900 people came along. If you'd like to join the friendly team on the Transition stall on the day get in touch. More...
Trumpington Village Hall, High Street, Trumpington CB2 9HZ 13:30-16:00 add to google calendar
Advance notice of the next Seedy Sunday! As ever, this is a chance to bring and swap self-saved seeds, exchange surplus bought seed, and take seeds in exchange for a small donation. If you don't have any spare seeds, don't worry, there are always plenty to go round. As ever, there'll be refreshments and cakes, and lots of stalls including seed merchants, bread makers, and community groups. Entry costs £2, children come in free. If you'd like to volunteer (lots of helpers needed!), please contact the organisers. And if you can offer a raffle/tombola prize, we'd also love to hear from you (e.g. yummy home-made jams, chutneys, cakes, books, or a skill you could share?). You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. More...
From: Trumpington Allotment Society and Transition Cambridge