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Monday 16th October: Transition Hub Meeting: your catch-up, intros and networking space!

Back room of Six Bells Pub, Covent Garden, Cambridge 19:00-21:00 add to google calendar
Please join us for our next Hub gathering, to catch up with projects and friends, meet new members and end with a bit of juicy networking over a drink! Come along for 7pm to meet other members, 7.30 -8.30pm: items for discussion:, 8.30pm onwards: Networking and chat. All welcome, new TC members and familiar faces alike!

Saturday 21st October - CropShare Volunteer Farmer Day!: CropShare - Be an organic farmer for a day - or two!

Willow Farm, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HF
Join Transition's community farming project, CropShare, to experience life as a real organic farmer for a day...

This week we will be having fun helping out on the farm from 10:00am 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.

Family friendly, everyone is very welcome! 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.

Please fill in this form if you would like to take part, and we'll also help you arrange travel to the farm.

Can't make it this week? Click here to check which Saturdays we will be on the farm next.

This week we have extra pickings... Hope to see you soon!
From: Cambridge CropShare

Saturday 21st October: Transition stall at Volunteer for Cambridge fair

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...

Sunday 22nd October: Empty Common Community Garden

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...

Tuesday 24th October: Growing Spaces Autumn meeting

ARU, room Helmore 105 19:30
Would you like to see more fruit and vegetables growing in Cambridge's public spaces? Join the Growing Spaces project meeting as we plan planting for 2017 and discuss potential projects. All welcome - gardening knowledge welcome but not required.

We are also looking for volunteers to help checking our growing spaces. Why not have a look at our map, there might be one of our growing spaces close to you! More...

Monday 30th October: Energy Group Meeting

Judith's place on Leys Road 20:00-22:00 add to google calendar
At this meeting we will discuss community living (such as co-housing) and the opportunities this brings for energy efficiency - what are they, how much difference do they make, and can they be rolled out more widely? Also what are the co-benefits and why aren't we all doing this anyway?

We will also catch up on the latest energy related news. All welcome. Ask Nicola for details of the venue. More...
From: Energy Group

Saturday 11th November: World's Biggest Repair Cafe in Cambridge

Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge, CB1 1LG 10:00-18:00 add to google calendar
At this year's Circular Cambridge Festival we are taking a bold and exciting step: challenging repairers and you, the public to help us set a world record to run the World's Biggest Repair Cafe.

Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge need you to help us set this record so please bring us your faulty, torn, wobbly, and malfunctioning items and we'll have a huge repair party. The whir of the drills, smell of solder, tapping of hammers and patter of sewing machines will be blended with:

copious amounts of homemade cake
short talks from trailblazing companies like Patagonia, projects like Restart and individuals
upcycled craft workshops for children
stalls from local artists selling upcycled Christmas gifts

W recommend you book your item in giving a brief description of the item and fault. You can turn up on the day but may have to wait.

Thank you to Mackays of Cambridge and Draper Tools for supplying our repairers with the tools they need. Both the event and repairs are FREE! More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge

Sunday 26th November: Authors of 'Client Earth' in discussion

Union Chamber 13:00-14:00 add to google calendar
Transition Cambridge and Pivotal are supporting this event at the Cambridge Literary Festival.

Join three passionate environmentalists for an optimistic discussion about the new environmental heroes who are taking governments to court - and winning. ClientEarth is the only pan-European group of environmental lawyers working in the public interest. Representing the world and its population is its founder, environmental lawyer, James Thornton, joined by co-writer, Martin Goodman, and ClientEarth trustee, composer and producer, Brian Eno. 'This book is an inspiration for those of us trying to build a sustainable future.' Caroline Lucas. More info about ClientEarth here. You can read a review of the book here. Tickets are £12/£10, and they will be bookable from 9 October via https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/tickets

Tuesday 28th November: Pitch Up Pitch In: Volunteering opportunities

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
We are going to try a new type of event with the aim of getting new Transition projects started. Its called 'Pitch Up Pitch In' and on each evening there will be a range of projects presenting and pitching for volunteers. Our first line up includes: help wanted making bike racks for a community garden, a renewable energy/electric car project, an opportunity to practice social media, and some ideas for improving resilience to flooding. So if you want to share (or develop) your skills with hands or head there is an opportunity for you here, and you know you will be helping make Cambridge a sustainable city. Please come and support this pilot event and tell us what you think. More...
From: Nicola

Sunday 28th January: Trumpington Seedy Sunday

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