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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.

NEWS AND RELATED EVENTS... Common Room - Low Carbon Cookbook - Magdalen-Augustine Celebration - Norwich FarmShare - Transition Free Press 4 - Visions for Change -On the Blog Harvest: Looking in the Archive 2009-2013 - Flight of the Butterflies - Where We Are Now

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Norwich FarmShare talk- 25 February

As well as running a hedge-planting workday on 24th February (all welcome), Norwich FarmShare will be relating their experiences of this unique city CSA at  the next meeting of the Norwich Organic Group.

Connecting community with food growing on 7 acres: Our story so far with grower,  Tierney Woods
Members of the social enterprise will share their experience of creating a community-run vegetable growing business. The growers, Transitioners and volunteers will be telling their grassroots story of how the farm got started, how everyone has learned about the site and soil, how people have benefited from being on the land and find out about opportunities to get involved.

All welcome; £2 entry for people who are not members of NOG. If you’re a member of FarmShare and you’d like to come along for free, please email us.

 Date:7.30pm Monday 25 February Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW (next to St Giles Car Park)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Common Room - 23 February

“The Common Room” is a series of Norfolk-based community popup days, open to all, creating innovative projects and events. Following on from the successful prototype day last November, we will be hosting another day of making, learning, sharing and socializing at the 15th Century St Laurence’s Church in St Benedict’s Street, Norwich, on Saturday, 23rd February, 2013, from 11am until 4pm.

The Common Room is an experiment in creating a community space, made and shaped through local collaboration, connection and resourcefulness: a social engine room for developing our community’s ideas and projects. It was initially created by Social Spaces and 00:/ in partnership with the Churches Conservation Trust, and is now run by a Norwich based community group formed from some of those who were deeply inspired by the prototype day.

Just a few of the events on Saturday, 23rd February, will include: a trade school, weaving, origami, herbs for resilience, disruptive education, grassroots communications and media, a book exchange, pod building, DIY events, a speaker’s corner, maker’s market, music and food workshops, as well as a chance to meet and talk with other interesting members of our community over a cup of tea and launch your own ideas!

For further information contact Jeppe Graugaard jeppegraugaard@gmail.com

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Logging for Stove Wood 2/3 March

A Norwich-based 2-day course in safe use of a chainsaw, cross-cutting,splitting and stacking with local forester and conservationist, Paul Jackson. Selection of trees for coppicing/trimming/felling, designed for those wishing to maintain or enhance biological diversity of a copse or woodland. It also includes processing and preparing stove wood from bulk supplies.

This two-day course is designed as:

*     Introduction to the safe domestic use of a chainsaw
*     Chainsaw cleaning and general maintenance
*     Use of different types of hand-saw
*     Cross-cutting
*     Wood-splitting - maul/wedge/fro
*     Introduction to woodland management
*     Coppicing
*     Replanting
*     Wood-stacking and weather protection for optimal seasoning

This is an ideal course for those wishing to maintain or enhance
biodiversity in a copse or woodland using a chainsaw.  It also includes
processing and preparing your own supply of stove wood from bulk

This course does not cover mature tree felling and is not suitable for
those people who use a chainsaw in an industrial capacity

Please bring PPE safety equipment with you.  If you can't please tell us
and we will aim to accomodate at this end.  Chainsaw not essential but
if you already have one then do bring it.
Lunch and tea/coffee/biscuits provided. 09:30 - 16:30  each day 
Limited places, booking essential Total cost: £150  For further 
details and booking contact: Deepak Rughani parkhouse@fastmail.co.uk

Friday, February 1, 2013

Transition Free Press Issue 1 is here

#TFP_Issue1_Spring2013_frontcover.jpegThe Transition Free Press has published its first edition today. 10,000 copies of the new Spring issue are now being distributed throughout the UK. 24 pages of news, reviews, comments and cartoons, as well as dedicated pages to land rights, education, food, well-being, arts and community. Do check out our on-line version:

Transition Free Press is written by transitioners from the UK to Japan to Europe and the Americas. This issue includes an article on the Magdalen Street Celebration by our own Chris Hull, reviews by TN bloggers, Mark Watson and Simeon Jackson and is edited by Charlotte Du Cann (who will all be distributing hard copies in the city from mid-month). Copies will also be available at The Common Room on 23rd February at St Lawrence's, Benedict Street. Cover price, £1.

Lists of stockists, events and distributors for the paper is here

If you enjoy what you read, do become a Friend of TFP and help the newspaper crew continue with Issue 2 (May). Our crowd-funding campaign ends on 14th Feburary and would welcome a boost. If you prefer offline donations, please contact Jay Tompt jay@transitionfreepress.org.uk Many thanks!