Hi allHere's a press release about our project so far:Four Brent community groups have been monitoring air pollution in the southern part of the Borough as part of a citizen science project across London. Four more voluntary associations have now joined forces with them in a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of air pollution and improve air quality in Brent. Brent Council are supporting this effort.In late 2016 Transition Town Kensal to Kilburn (TTK2K), Transition Willesden (TW) and…See More
"On Saturday 8th October, two of from Transition Willesden us set out by car to collect our tubes that have been monitoring nitrogen dioxide for the past two weeks. We were pleased to find all ten tubes still in place. However spiders had…"
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 our workshop in her Willesden kitchen. Despite it being the hottest September day since 1911, we kept our cool while the jam reached its setting point of 105 degrees. We followed this recipe, using three times the…See More
"Transition Willesden have also been involved in this project.
Janey from TK2K and I spent the morning training at the amazing Grow Heathrow, run by Transition Heathrow, where we were provided with kits by the London Sustainability Exchange who are…"
Our press release for the three harvesting groups below. We made p3 of the local paper here!Fruit picking groups in Brent have started harvesting local fruit that would otherwise go to waste in local gardens. Two Transition Town groups (Kensal to Kilburn Fruit Harvesters and Willesden Fruit Harvesters) along with Mapesbury Residents' Association (MapRA) pick fruit which they share with…See More
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 managed, so the flora and fauna can thrive.16 of us of all ages made our way courageously through nettles and brambles to pick sun-ripened berries. The weather was kind to us and the ground, which can be muddy, was firm and dry. On the way to our chosen foraging area, we passed bird and bat boxes…See More
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 Weston Price Foundation.Whereas our sauerkraut evening involved much chopping and pounding to make a vibrant healthy veg mix, this was more…See More
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 scientific interest, so it was sad to see litter and debris - a sign that people are camping out there, as in many open areas these days. When picking nettles its best to avoid areas by paths prone to dog poo, but we wondered where the rough sleepers may have been too! A kestrel hovering nearby…See More