We start this week (the first of May!) with an apology.
Last week’s newsletter said that Tuesday’s clothes swap party is for “special occasion wear”. In fact it is for “Glad-rags and Handbags“. So, ladies, even if you haven’t (yet) got a wedding or special party to go to this summer, I’m sure you could all do with a lovely new handbag. So get yourselves down to Purity at 7:30pm on Tuesday, get swapping, and enjoy a glass of fizz and a chat at the same time. More details here.
Also next week, St Thomas on the Bourne will be holding their May Madrigals, at 10 o’clock on Monday morning. You can bring your own breakfast (and share with others if you like) — a lovely, non-religious way to welcome-in the Spring. More details here.
And this weekend, our friends at The Barn are having a Spring Festival. Friday sees a Private View from 7pm, followed by funk and soul Dj till 1am. Saturday has kids workshops from 10am, with Cinema and Live Music from 8pm till 2am. Sunday is chill out day with Heather Golding at 5pm and live acoustic set after 8pm upstairs.
Meanwhile, starting today, Transition Farnham member Paula Burgess is running an experiment. She is going to see if she can buy nothing new for a month. (See you at the clothes swap party then Paula!) Curious about an idea that started in San Francisco, Paula has decided to try it out — after all, how difficult can it be!?
Well, actually, even from Day One it is apparently proving to be quite a challenge… Paula says she will be blogging about her experiences and you can read her weekly blogs here.
Meanwhile, looking back at this week…
Our meeting on Monday focused on defining a Welcome Pack for new members, plus an update for the Transition Homes project. The mapping technology which has been developed for that project is now going to be used for other Transition Farnham projects such as the Community Orchards, Energy Independence for Farnham, and Sustainable Modern Person.
Gayle Souter-Brown meanwhile has set up not one but two one-day courses with the Farnham Adult Learning Centre.
The first is a training course on how to grow your own organic vegetables. This will run on Saturday 20th June 2009, from 10am-4pm. Gayle, a trained horticulture teacher and local sustainable landscape designer, will also be running a longer course in the Autumn. More details on both courses can be found here.
The talented Gayle is also running a course on sustainable interiors on June 15th. For more details contact the Adult Learning Centre on (01483) 518 558.
Finally this week, we also got feedback from the presentation given earlier this month at the Surrey Economic Partnership in Guildford. Representatives of nearly 100 organisations came to hear about climate change, peak oil and Transition. Of the feedback forms received, 90% of people agreed or strongly agreed that the session had stimulated them to think. And 82% agreed or strongly agreed that they would seek out further information on the topic…
Word is getting out there…
Enjoy this May Bank Holiday weekend.