TTC has not been invited to participate in the Clitheroe Foodie Fest, but we would like to be around to discuss issues of local food growing, globalisation, food miles, local economies etc with people who are interested in food, so we plan to be at the event on Saturday, to engage in people in conversation. Some of us will be in the Swan courtyard along with the Fair Trade stall, if you would like to join us on Saturday 4th August.All welcome
First Friday of the month of August- time for Green Drinks .New Inn 8ish. All welcome
I am involved (all be it at a distance) with the forming of a programme for young people (20+) called One Year in Transition (1YT). It will be launched at the network conference in September.
For more info about this, and if you would like to alert other people to it, here is what Isabel Carlisle (TN education coordinator) writes:
The Theme of this year’s Transition conference is “Building Resilience in Extraordinary Times”. It will be held at the Battersea Arts Centre (south London) from 14 to 16 September 2012.
On Friday 14 September, immediately pre-conference, we are holding a youth event entitled ”Which Future do We Want?” https://www.transitionnetwork.org/conference-2012-uk
The day will be a collaborative exploration into how young adults can find or create meaningful livelihoods in a rapidly changing world. We will inspire each other with open space sessions, world cafe conversations, mini workshops and time for just meeting and talking. Mark Boyle (author of The Moneyless Man), Rob Hopkins (co-founder of Transition) will be present… and others still to come, in an exploration of the whole economic spectrum from Gift Culture, through social enterprise to big business (more anon). If you are at school/college/university-leaving age or beyond that and just wondering what to do next come and join us.
At the same time we will be launching our new one-year learning journey for over-20s called “One Year in Transition” http://www.transitionnetwork.org/news/2012-07-04/one-year-transition-1yt
Transition Network is a charity based in the UK, catalysing, supporting and connecting the international Transition movement of community-led responses to peak oil, inequality and climate change
Apologies- it sounds disgusting but below is a link to a recent post that Rob Hopkins made after his visit to Clitheroe last month, in an attempt to support smaller, less well established Transition communities to get to grips with some of the excellent stuff going on, by presenting it in a thematic way as Transition Essentials
The first theme is food and there are some lovely, inspiring little films ( look at what they did on a patch of boring grass in Bath for instance)
( the next piece in response to George Monbiot’s ’Peak oil they got it wrong’ article from the Guardian is also well worth a read)
Well the rain rained and the mud was muddy, and the beat went on.
A massive thank you to all who turned up to help out; to Charlie, Jenny and Lisa, Olivia and Jess, Gill, Katy, Wendy, Nyima, me and of course especially to Denise, who spent a lot of time sorting our, sourcing stuff, communicating and getting things together. it was all really well organised, more so even than last year, the only difference being the unpredictable weather which got the better of the gazebo. We managed to make some willow structures for the Torchlight, chat to some people, and generally be there in the spirit of resilience .
So well done every body.
Photos to follow
Volunteers ( and any spare yurts or gazebos) needed for cloudspotting…. coming up soon