The new edition of Transition Free Press is now available in Farnham. An excellent new issue, 24 pages of inspiring stories about creative new projects and responses to the challenge of transition. Very good value for only £1.00!
Subscription forms are available from The Barn, central Farnham, where there is a cafe copy of the latest edition to peruse. I am trying to build up a base of 25 subscribers in Farnham, Guildford, Woking, Godalming and Haslemere to cover costs for a quarterly purchase of 250 copies. For every copy sold each transition town group gets a free copy to sell on or give away. If you can help build up the circulation, please contact me.
For current subscribers in Farnham, your copies are available for collection at The Barn now. Please ask at the bar.
Rather than fill this blog site with copies of the monthly Transition Network Newsletter, it would make things simpler if I just posted a web link to www.transitionnetwork.org
I’ll happily post a reminder each month . So here is the link to this month’s edition of the newsletter https://www.transitionnetwork.org/news/2013-12-05/december-2013-transition-network-newsletter
I do recommend a look at the homepage of www.transitionnetwork.org The website is about much more than just the newsletter. It is the online platform for an organisation that supports and resources local transition initiatives throughout the UK. There really is masses of helpful stuff to explore. I particularly like the work they’ve done with the infographic: the Why? What? How? Where? Do! of transition.
On the right hand column you’ll find a sign up for the newsletter button. Press it! That way you’ll have the newsletter direct.
Green Drinks has come around again!
This is a rather tardy reminder that our monthly Transition Farnham evening is imminent; I’m just hoping that the third Wednesday of the month is sufficiently embedded now to survive the occasional reminder lapse.
So much for my blag about starting a blog! Here’s a quick round up of Tranisition Farnham goings on.
I think we should mention activity at the local food growing front, also. After 6 years funding by The Big Lottery the Making Local Food Work (MLFW) programme has now closed and local food initiatives are facing a much bleaker development environment. One response to this has been to set up a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) UK Network to fill, in part, the void left by MLFW and to maintain the momentum of the CSA sector. Farnham Local Food (FLF), our local CSA, was represented at the inaugural gathering of the SE regional CSA hub, one of a series of such meetings around the UK helping CSAs to set up regional networks of mutual support. The hubs will then form a national CSA network with a salaried co-ordinator. So a new future is being built for the CSA movement and Farnham is making an input into that. Be proud, people! Continue reading
Our Transition Farnham group meets for informal “green drinks” next Wednesday, 16th October, at the Six Bells pub on Hale Road.
This is a regular monthly chance to talk about transition matters, to hear what initiatives or projects are happening or could happen here: a place to “own” your initiative and share it with others. Be empowered!
As ever, a lot’s been going on. Energy Alton hosted a talk “ Fract or Fiction” on shale gas fracking. Kathy Smythe (FOE ) and I attended. The talk, by a scientist working for the Environment Agency, was followed by an animated discussion with several speakers strongly putting the case that the gas exploration needed to go ahead because it was our best option buying time to develop alternatives. Continue reading