Last year’s plants were only a taster… 2013 will be the best yet.
Stock up with seedlings to grow-your-own veg and flowers this summer: Farnham Local Food holds their annual Open Day on Sat. 18 May at their Runfold site. This year, for the first time, there are also large numbers of established perennials up to “small bush” size. Be assured also of excellent tea and cakes, children’s activities and more.
Details are on the FLF website here.
NETWORK NEWS AND NEWS OF THE NETWORK
New Delivery Director
As the first step in its planned restructure, Transition Network has appointed Sarah McAdam to the post of Delivery Director. She will be leading work to develop and ensure effective implementation of our strategy and helping focus our resources and attention on activity that’s most likely to make a difference. Thanks everyone who took the time and trouble to apply for this post – we had a lot of interest from across the movement.
Transition Network Job:
Initiative Support Co-ordinator
We are seeking to appoint an Initiative Support Coordinator who will play a key role in Continue reading
“The Human Predicament”
POPULATION MATTERS invites you to hear
leading environmentalist JONATHON PORRITT
on why population matters so much.
Bapsy Hall, WINCHESTER GUILDHALL, SO23 9GH
Monday 22 April 2013 at 7pm ADMISSION FREE
Transport from Farnham available – contact David
Please see great opportunity to have a guided tour of the new Visitor Centre at the Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton:
Richard Weavis is arranging a tour of the Butser Ancient Farm Visitor Centre for 10.30am on Saturday 20th April.
“ I envisage the tour will take about an hour, and the Centre has said they will offer a discount rate of £6 for anyone who would like to have a look around the roundhouses and the remainder of the site after the tour.
I will explain the all-timber construction including the unique timber piling system, and use of sheeps wool insulation etc.
I will also show how the biomass boiler, solar thermal system, solar pv array, natural daylight and ventilation tubes, rainwater harvesting system, small package sewage treatment plant, reed bed and balancing pond work.
If anyone is interested please let me know by email well before the date:
Richard Weavis @rewconstructionservices.co.uk
Seattle is taking the next steps in achieving its vision to become the kind of place people want to live in the 21st century.
A seven acre public park will be planted as a ‘food forest’ later this year.
Species to be grown include walnuts and chestnuts, blueberries, raspberries, apples, pears, and various herbs.
Their fruits will be available to residents.
More details here: http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/02/21/its-not-fairytale-seattle-build-nations-first-food-forest
Is this something you would like to see in Farham?
It’s good to see that Surrey CC is taking Local Resilience, a cornerstone of Transition thinking, seriously:
On Saturday the 18th May 2013 Surrey Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) will be hosting a capabilities day. This day is open to all SLRF organisations and will focus on the role of the voluntary sector during an emergency and will provide an opportunity to understand the capability that Surrey’s Category One and Two Responders and voluntary agencies. Continue reading