We’ll try and make these weekly again, to keep them shorter.
A very good meeting last night with Waverley Borough Council. A fairly packed Borough Hall was guest to stalls from each of the Waverley departments (and Transition Farnham), and I was pleased to hear that they already have solar panels on the council roof, they are about to install re-charging points for electric vehicles in Farnham‘s Central Car Park, and are also about to begin a pilot scheme in Farnham for collecting home waste for converting into compost. Of course there is more they could do, but maybe we can help, and the conversation certainly seems to be building.More details at http://transitionfarnham.ning.com/profiles/blogs/meeting-with-waverley
- Details of the 2010 Transition Conference have been announced. It’s a bit expensive for me, but further details can be found here:
- A new weekly yoga class will be starting next Wednesday in Elstead. It takes place in a 14th Century barn and details are here:
- The Garden Share is moving forward after a sluggish start. We now have 25 gardens in the scheme which we have matched with seven people who want to garden them. The FLFI have also taken over two of the (larger) sites and are using them to grow vegetables to feed Farnham people in addition to their main site at Runfold. In addition, local people in the Chantries are coming forward to help grow food on the patch of derelict land we have identified there. More details when I see Bysh at lunchtime today!
And finally, if you’re interested in foraging for wild food (leave some for me!) you may be interested in these two electronic pdf leaflets that describe some of the plants you can eat. There is also a link to the “Wild Food School” which offers courses.http://transitionfarnham.ning.com/profiles/blogs/wild-foraging(Last weekend we had some friends round for supper and I found myself eating nettles (cooked with chorizo), ground elder, goose grass, wild sorrel, and various other wild-picked leaves…)
Have a great, and very sunny weekend,
From all of us at Transition Farnham