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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

Monday, July 22, 2013

Norwich FarmShare - Bikes and Beans Project

You might already have heard about the well-being project that Norwich Farmshare and Bicycle Links are running together called ‘Bikes and Beans’ for people in early recovery from substance misuse.

Attendees will learn basic bicycle repair & maintenance skills at Bicycle Links before coming to the farm to learn the basics of growing. it’s a chance for participants to get their hands dirty and enjoy the benefits of practical tasks and being outside learning. The project is running on Tuesdays over the late summer and early autumn.

We had a ‘Bikes and Beans’ awareness raising stall at the Discover Recovery event at the Forum last week which was very popular and signed up our first participants. We’re keen to enable more people to take part, so please do spread the word about this very worthwhile project. You can download a poster to display anywhere you’d like to: bikes_and_beans_poster_and_intro

Like to subscribe to Norwich FarmShare? check out their membership page

Sunday, July 21, 2013

STOP PRESS! Postwick Interchange Inquiry - 22 and 23 July

If you're bothered about council budgets, wildlife, sustainable transport, carbon emissions, this is an appeal for help with an easy but very real action that you can take.
The Postwick Interchange Public Inquiry is currently in progress.If you could lend some moral support by attending the Inquiry, as an observer, at the Kings Centre on King Street, to show your interest, the Inspector will realise that people do actually care about excessive road building.
Councillors Andrew Boswell and Denise Carlo are doing a tremendous amount of work objecting to this huge road-building scheme and have a good case, but it's possible that the inspector doesn't believe they have wide support - so we need to show that they do. 

Next week SNUB, NNTAG and the Green Party will be presenting their case at The King Centre on King Street (NR1 1PH) on Monday 22 July from 2pm onwards and Tuesday 23 July from 9.30am onwards.

We need to show that the public are concerned about what's going on in their name. So far, very few objectors have come to the inquiry whilst there are a large number of Highways Agency and County Council witnesses.This gives the Inspector the impression that the public are not bothered. Do come if you are. Thank you (Lesley Grahame)

For more details about the campaign see here

Friday, July 5, 2013

Norwich Permaculture Design Course - 3-16 August

An exciting opportunity to participate in Norwich’s first residential Permaculture Design Course. 
This course provides an overview of what permaculture is all about and how it can help you to design a more sustainable, yet more abundant lifestyle. The venue, Park House, consists of 12.7 acres of woodland, arable land and gardens 4 miles from the city centre.

Although permaculture is most commonly thought about in connection with gardening and farming, its principles, ethics and design methods can be adapted and used in individual's own work, interests and home and offers a perspective on all aspects of building a sustainable future. Permaculture encourages us to use our individual skills, knowledge and interests, whilst drawing on traditional wisdom, science and our innate ability to observe and learn from the world around us. 

Permaculture is about meeting fundamental human needs by mimicking the design of natural systems. A simple way to understand this is to consider something you don’t want (waste) being used creatively as new input to the system. In this way problems can become the source of solutions. The elegance of systems designed on permaculture principles is in their simplicity and functionality. (Deepak Rughani)
Contact: Deepak Rughani Tel: 07931 636337 Visit: www.designedvisions.com for more details