Transition Willesden (active independent group)


Transition Willesden (active independent group)

Making Willesden Green...

This is a group set up for our neighbours in the north – Transition Willesden.

Location: Willesden
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Oct 3

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Following a Green Fair in Willesden Green in Spring 2011, this group formed for eco-minded residents in the Willesden area. Some fantastic people from all over Willesden, Cricklewood, Dollis Hill and beyond are involved. 

To get the latest updates of our activities and what else is happening in the Willesden area, you can also join our mailing list by emailing or contact Viv. For more see our leaflet here.

We have a fruit harvesting group, Willesden Fruit Harvesters, picking and sharing fruit in the community.  To join in our fruit picking activities, email See harvesters leaflet here

Discussion Forum

Blackberry and Apple Jam Workshop

Using blackberries foraged from Stanmore and cooking apples picked in Dollis Hill, five of us got together earlier this month to cook up some tasty local jam.Group member Frances once again hosted…Continue

Started by Viv Stein Sep 30.

Big Blackberry Pick

Stanmore Country park at the northern end of the Jubilee line was the venue for our annual blackberry pick on 14th August.  The park is a beautiful open space which is protected and environmentally…Continue

Started by Viv Stein Aug 18.

Fermented Foods Workshop in Willesden

Twelve of us took part in our second workshop on fermented foods with Gill Jacobs. Gill, a food writer and sociologist from Transition Kentish Town, is also a member of nutrition education group, the…Continue

Started by Viv Stein May 25.

Nettle Foraging & Making Pesto

Four women and a baby went foraging at the Welsh Harp reservoir last week to make nettle pesto for our stall at the Mapesbury Residents Association AGM.The Welsh Harp is Brent's only site of special…Continue

Started by Viv Stein Apr 30.

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Comment by Vendula Hudcova on October 6, 2013 at 11:41

Today, we picked 55kg of pears with Willesden Harvesters group. Delicious pears! 

Comment by Vendula Hudcova on October 6, 2013 at 11:40

Comment by Paulette Singer on May 14, 2012 at 12:29

Hello all,

For those of you that are interested our permaculture teaching collective is offering another introduction to permaculture course:

Introduction to Permaculture

26th and 27th May 2012
Hackney City Farm

Permaculture uses whole system thinking to consciously create productive environments that mimic the diversity, stability and resilience of natural systems. With these techniques, we can design for abundance, enjoy superior health and well being, and empower ourselves towards more sustainable choices.

The workshop will be lively, participatory and thought provoking.
You will learn about:
· the ethics and principles of permaculture
· useful design methods
· observation skills
· forest garden design
· how to apply these techniques to design your own urban systems

The total cost for the course is £120. We welcome Time Credits and concessions are available by arrangement.
For bookings and further details please contact Kevin Mascarenhas at

Comment by Paulette Singer on February 21, 2012 at 14:03



Hi All, 

I am a member of a pemaculture teachers collective and wanted to just highlight a couple of courses that are coming up.

Please see attached link for fliers for both:

Introduction to permaculture 24th and 25th March at Green Peppers Orchard in Camden 

For those more interested in Forest gardening there is also a Forest Gardening course in Hackney on the same weekend.



Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on February 2, 2012 at 21:05

Hi everyone,

I am part of a group called the London equality group. It is a non-political group which aims at raising awareness about inequalities in the UK and at reducing the income gap. Among others, a more equal society is a society where people trust each other more, hence a better community spirit!

We're running a campaign called "My Fair London" (

We've launched a petition. We need as many signatures as possible.

So, don't hesitate to visit the website and give us your support. It is worth it!


Thank you,


Amandine (contact me at if you want more information about the London Equality Group)

Comment by Adele Finch on October 20, 2011 at 10:16

Not realted to this discussion , but hopefully of interest. Alex Wheatle, author of Brixton Rock and Brenton Brown will share his expertise on getting published. You can join Alex Wheatle, Arcadia publisher Gary Pulsifer and self published author of the Wasteland Simon Acland for hints and tips on how to get published. Monday 31 October, Willesden Green Library Centre, 7-8.30pm. Free.

Comment by Viv Stein on September 29, 2011 at 17:06

Hi Natalie

According to our gardening expert Sarah, who will speak at Monday's meeting:  "LB Brent has lots of info on its website. Each allotment site is listed and it says whether there is a waiting list - there is in nearly all cases. I don't know how recently updated this info is. Gladstone Park Gardens, for example, where I have my plot, is listed as having a waiting list but we have been told it is about to close because of demand.

A shame. Hence the need to create community kitchen gardens etc."

Comment by Natalie Langford on September 24, 2011 at 13:51
Thanks Viv :) I will come along for sure. I was also wondering if you had any info regarding allotment spaces in the area?
Comment by Viv Stein on September 22, 2011 at 14:50

Hi Natalie, welcome to the area!  We don't as yet have regular meetings, our next public meeting is on 3rd October - see , and so far we've been holding them at the Rising Sun pub on Harlesden road behind Willesden Green library centre.  Hope to see you along soon!


Comment by Natalie Langford on September 22, 2011 at 12:21
Hello everyone, I'm moving to Willesden in early October (5th) and I'm really keen to get involved in the community. I was wondeirng if you guys had regular meetings, and if so, where are they held? Thanks, Natalie

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