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Knitting group

Thankyou so much for this advice! I'm going to try & find debby's group now! :) and if I can make it I will but i work most daytimes in the week.

Added by cissone on February 10, 2011 at 21:20 — No Comments

outofmyshed.co.uk

A London gardening and veg growing blog.

Useful and inspiring!

Rx

Added by Rozelle Pope on February 6, 2011 at 17:47 — No Comments

Knitting

Hello!

 

I've just moved to the area and am currently reading up on the Transition Town project! I'd love to learn how to knit in a group like this! 

Added by cissone on February 4, 2011 at 9:10 — 1 Comment

Campaign for Queen's Park Community Council

On Jan 22 we launched the campaign for a community council in Queen's Park, Westminster - ie the electoral ward between Kilburn Lane and Harrow Road, Chamberlayne Road and Fernhead Road. (I was pleased to see our neighbourhood is included in the Transition area though I haven't posted here before.)

The launch, in the Beethoven Centre on Third Avenue, was great - and was on BBC London news!

The idea for the community council came out of discussions following the announcement of drastic… Continue

Added by Susanna Rustin on February 3, 2011 at 17:21 — 4 Comments

FOOD FROM THE SKY invite those interested in seed2seed to a taster session

Hi there, fellow Transitioners.

We're all invited to the following event:…





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Added by Chris Wells on January 25, 2011 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Save Charteris Sports Centre

Save Charteris Sports Centre

A community resource.

 

Background:

 

As a sports centre it provides great value gym membership*.  It is the only local sports centre, which allows members to  "pay as your go". Apart form “gym” activities, It hosts team sports (e.g. football, badminton) fitness classes, martial arts and yoga.

 

Charteris is also a valuable community resource, far more than just a gym, offering, children's parties,…

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Added by Lloyd Fothergill on January 17, 2011 at 1:02 — No Comments

Save Kensal Rise Library!

Brent Council is planning to close six

libraries in the borough – they claim in order

to ‘improve the library service’. How you

improve a library service by closing libraries is

mysterious. Brent Council says that it cannot

afford to run these libraries because it is in an

extremely difficult financial position; however

according to its website it will be spending £100

million on a new Civic Centre in Wembley. It

would cost only 1% of that, £1 million,…

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Added by Phil O'Shea on December 16, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Dispatch from The Front Line of Climate Change

This is an account from Molly Fletcher ( Kensal to Kilburn Transition)

by an elderly (88) writer friend of hers Patricia Langdon-Davies who

lives on the Costa Brava, Spain, where the effects of climate change are becoming all too obvious. Autumn and Spring have disappeared, Summers are now extremely hot and Winters severely cold. Drought, flooding and freak storms are becoming normal.…



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Added by Chris Wells on November 29, 2010 at 0:00 — No Comments

new member

I've just joined and look forward to meeting others. Two points of interest

1. My husband and I live in a conversation area and have had some (unsuccessful) negotiations with Brent Planning over solar panels for our front roof. We're now going ahead with panels on the sloping roof of our back extension - not as good but the best we can do at the moment.



2. I'm a long time allotment holder and skilled at preventing the weeds from growing when I'm out of town or out of…

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Added by maggie turp on November 1, 2010 at 16:40 — 2 Comments

Soil Association - SHAPE THE NATURE OF ENGLAND

An invitation to shape the nature of England
Defra are asking the public to contribute ideas to its first White Paper on the natural environment in 20 years. Due to be…
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Added by Maria Lancaster on October 28, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Fresh Ideas

Hello everyone!


I think that I mentioned a young designer called Jochem Faudet at a meeting a while back. His main focus at the moment is working on ways to grown vegetables etc in the city, and creating mechanisms to help people do this in practical way.


He likes to use existing structures and to make things very low maintenance - for example his mini urban greenhouse system stores rainwater and monitors the moisture level in the soil, then…
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Added by Hettie Judah on October 11, 2010 at 9:37 — 1 Comment

Lobbying Glenda Jackson on 5th/6th November

Hello everyone,


Really gutted to be missing the Harvest Festival, though have recruited quite a few people to come along! I really hope it is a success! I have set up an appointment on either the 5th or the 6th of November with Glenda's parliamentary assisstant to lobby her on green issues, both national and local and was wondering if anyone would like to come along with me (the more the merrier, and the more powerful we are at getting our message…
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Added by Hannah Mowat on September 22, 2010 at 20:09 — 1 Comment

Fallen Fruit, Los Angeles

Hi Everyone


At the meeting last week I mentioned the work of the LA arts collective Fallen Fruit - the group started off making maps of publicly accessible fruit trees in their neighborhood, and since then have expanded into other actions including public jam making and fruit swaps. I love what they do, and I think it would be great to do a map of public fruit in out neighborhood.
This is the map that they did of their local…
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Added by Hettie Judah on September 10, 2010 at 9:17 — 3 Comments

10:10:10

Hi everyone,


I'm new to K2K TT, but not to these issues! I was wondering if anyone was planning anything in the area for the Global Work Party that 10:10, 350.org and others are calling for on the 10th October...anyone interested in getting together and working on a 'work party'?


350.org, the organisation behind the…
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Added by Hannah Mowat on September 8, 2010 at 14:55 — 5 Comments

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th September We would like to invite you to our first ever !! Touchwood weekend of natural enlightenment, only ten places available so check it out now…

Set in acres of wildflower meadows and natural woodland our wood cleaving course is being run by Marcus Tribe who lives in the woods he loves. A master craftsman of

extraordinary talent he has agreed to emerge from the green to share his

lifetimes expertise, green woodcraft secrets and techniques. He will be joined

by Dave Wood, almost certainly Englands

leading…

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Added by simeon warburton on July 20, 2010 at 19:01 — No Comments

Brent say 'No' to planning application that will reduce emissions by 91%.

I am writing to you to let you know about a Planning application that is being recommended for refusal by Brent's Planning department.


The proposed works to the house will reduce the amount of energy required to heat the house by over 90%. This is achieved by insulating the outside walls, floor and roof, replacing and overhauling the windows and making sure the building fabric is completely draught free. We live in Mapesbury Conservation area and are aware of…
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Added by Monty Wates on July 8, 2010 at 16:49 — No Comments

FREE Electricity Monitors!

Available now

Queens Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, London W10…

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Added by Tim Starley-Grainger on June 29, 2010 at 15:58 — No Comments

ORDER YOUR WILLESDEN GREEN FRUIT & VEG BOX!

Moishe House London, our Willesden Green-based community house has launched a fruit and vegetable box scheme in partnership with local Willesden grocers A.W. Reynolds run by brothers Wayne and Alan (at no profit to ourselves).…
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Added by Rachel Rose Reid on May 26, 2010 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Newly proposed S510 Law in the US could limit citizen's right to grow their own food - worth reading

I just found this via a fairly reliable website and think it's worth reading, in light of what we saw at the recent showing of Food Inc. at the Lexi. Obviously, the law hasn't been passed yet but it still makes for interesting reading:

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/s-510-is-hissing-in-the-grass/#more-1828

Added by Chris Wells on April 27, 2010 at 18:56 — No Comments

Essential Element Becoming Scarce

Experts Warn of Impending Phosphorus Crisis

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,690450-2,00.html

Added by Chris Wells on April 25, 2010 at 23:28 — No Comments

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