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We're part of a world-wide community movement in response to peak oil and climate change. This site gives you details of our up and coming events and meetings, as well as reports and related matters that are going on in Norwich and East Anglia.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This Low Carbon Life: saying it with flowers

In May whilst the political world turned blue and yellow, the TN blog went totally green: there were plants spiralling round everyone’s posts - bluebells from the woods, strawberries in the field. Lemon balm was the talk of the town. Charlotte talked about the emergence of the TN2 Walnut tree, Jon Curran about the oak tree he grew from an acorn, in spite of what his biology teacher told him. Elena showed a video of her newspaper pots for the TN plant swap and mints and ground ivy starred in this season’s dazzling dessert, Mark’s Medicine Jelly.
Perhaps most successful of all was our topic week, The 7 Deadly Resistances. As co-editor Jon Curran reports about that acorn: “For me, it's become a metaphor for what can actually happen when you go ahead and do what conventional wisdom tells you cannot be done.Which is why, despite all the deadly resistances we talked about last week, despite guilt, sloth, lack of time, ignorance, denial - people telling you it can't be done - and our own conditioning, and all the many more things we could have written about - despite all these things, amazing people all over the world are doing amazing things to make the world a better place. Planting trees, raising crops, tending bees, learning skills, sharing and helping each other in all sorts of ways. It's all got to start somewhere."

In June we’re joining in with National Bike Week and cataloguing Travels on My Bike as well as reporting from this year’s National Transition Conference. Watch that space! (Charlotte Du Cann/Communications) www.transitionnorwich.blogspot.com

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