Spring is stirring as everyone in the Norwich community growing projects has been breaking up the winter soil and planting trees in the city's gardens, allotments and our CSA at Postwick. Other stirring events have been happening inside the creative kitchen of the Low Carbon Cookbook and outside in the garden as the Permaculture group get chopping wood, fetching water and preparing the land for spring sowing.
Also getting ready for lift off is the Resilience Plan's Millennium Babies project, which has received funding for The Oil Game - about to be played by all cool Year 6 schoolchildren in Norwich. Pupils in the Hewett school are also about to be surprised by the transformation of an old playing field into a vibrant school market garden. If you're searching for inspiration for your own burgeoning project, book now for the "Dragon Dreaming” weekend. Still a few places left.
On the personal carbon reduction front (that's Transition 2.0) two new groups are starting up this month - a Transition Circle at UEA and a Carbon Conversations course at County Hall. The reunited Transition Circle West also have two meetings in Feb and Transition Hethersett is looking to buy a community woodland. And everyone is invited to our Big Spring Session to meet up and discuss how TN can flourish in this (our third) year.
On the blog, This Low Carbon Life we've been sending Transition Postcards from the edges of the world - from Arizona to the Scottish Isles. And we've also run our second Transition Themes week and in between been reporting on the fate of local libraries, shifting cultural values, living without a car, the government selling off our forests (shame!), vegetable brushes and the Return of the Housecoat. Don't miss our bloggers in the TN news today - John Heaser reviews It's All About the Bike and Helenofnorwich (and NR3) is giving back life to redundant umbrellas. And if you're in the neighbourhood, check out UEA's Cafe Conversations at Aladdin's Cafe where all the great planning happened for the Magdalen Street Celebration. Time to lighten up!
Text: Charlotte Du Cann Photo: Snowdrops by Mark Watson
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