“For me, it's a positive movement, an empowering movement which shows people that in reality transitions and transformations depend on us, and on the attitude of each of us. There is no one big thing that's going to change the world or how people live just small actions from each one of us. ”
Monica Plcavea - Transition Brasilandia
Monica Plcavea - Transition Brasilandia
Taunton Transition Cafe - Monday 11th March
"Taunton Transition - home to growing ideas"
Venue: Friends' Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton
Time: 6.30/7.00pm with pot-luck supper afterwards.
Bring food, and especially ideas.
The next dates are:
Mon 22 April
Mon 10 June
Big Dig in Taunton - 16th/17th MarchBig Dig Day – 16th March 2013
We Need You! On 16th March over 200 urban community gardens will be taking part in the Big Dig Day.
The Big Dig Day is all about getting people down to their local community garden to get growing. Whether you are new to gardening or an experienced gardener we need your help to make your local community garden grow.
Renowned gardener,Alys Fowler has been supporting Urban Veg, in Birmingham which is part of the Big Dig project. She believes the Big Dig Day offers a great introduction to gardening and says:
"If you fancy a go at gardening, but are a little unsure how to start, if you don’t have any dirt of your own or you just want a fun day out meeting new people, now is the time to get involved with your local community growing project. The Big Dig wants to recruit as many volunteers as possible to get the nation growing, so on March 16th community gardens and growing spaces across the country will be opening their doors to welcome you in. So go along and find out for yourself and help make this the biggest ever community food growing day."
The Big Dig is organized by the charity Sustain – the alliance for better food and farming and Taunton Transition Town are proud to be a small part of the national big dig day. There is nothing like freshly grown vegetables – particularly if it comes from your local park!
There are 3 opportunities of helping out over the weekend of the 16th and 17th March.
- Somerset Square, just outside the Brewhouse Theatre – 11am – 1pm – 16th March
- The Old Aviary, Vivary Park, top of High Street – 1pm – 4pm – 16th March
- Comeytrowe Community Park, end of College Way – 11am – 3pm – 17th March
We also have some volunteer opportunities running up to the day. If you could help hand out some cards about the Big Dig then we would be very grateful. We will be handing out information:
- at the Farmers Market – 7th and 14th March around 11am.
- outside the Brewhouse – 9th March at 11am, then on to the High Street about 12 noon.
- Comeytrowe shops at 10 am on the 9th March.
The Sustainability Show - Sunday 16th June
Something to book for your diaries ... the fantastic Sustainability Show....
The Sustainability Show is the first event in the West Country dedicated to exhibiting the many ways in which every individual, family and organisation can contribute to making our lives greener. Over 100 exhibitors will be on the playing fields behind Queen’s College.Don’t expect it to be all green and serious though. As well as dozens of foods stalls (organic naturally) there will be cider and ale bars plus live music.
The 2013 Sustainability Show and Taunton Food Fair is now open for Exhibitor Bookings ..... so if you run a local sustainable business or organisation please sign up. Find the contacts on : http://sustainabilityshow.org.uk/contact.html.
Transition Free Press
“From the standpoint of Transition as a movement, we feel it’s really key to have a presence out there, in news stands, in cafes, where people live their lives. We’ll be reaching people who aren’t already involved, reaching beyond those early adopters. We feel it could really galvanise groups that are already going, but also to bring new people and new energy into the movement”. Jay Tompt, Business Manager for TFP,
Find out more at : http://transitionfreepress.org/
Get a sneak online look there.
And remember the paper cannot function without help... real financial help... however large or small. In a typical Transition manner the whole paper - the printing, contributers, distribution is all been crowdfunded. Please donate, large or small at : https://www.buzzbnk.org/ProjectDetails.aspx?projectId=103
Green Deal in Somerset
Green Deal in Somerset is a local authority-backed scheme run by CSE that aims to increase the take-up of Green Deal home-improvement measures such as new heating systems, loft or wall insulation, secondary glazing and draught-proofing. To get the ball rolling, free home energy assessments are being offered to householders in Somerset. These assessments are the first step in the Green Deal process and normally cost around £175. The previously reported deadline has just been moved, giving householders until Thursday 28 March to apply, and Tuesday 30 April to complete their claim. Call 0800 082 2234 or see www.ourgreendeal.net.
Free Water Saving Kit from Wessex Water
Wessex Water have a great offer on at the moment... get a free water saving kit including a shower and toilet save and a handy self audit sheet.
Got to: https://www.wessexwatershop.co.uk/freepack
Lastly a little food inspiration from Tooting's Foodival!