29 September 2009

Zero Carbon Bike Powered FREE Film Show!!

The next film showing is on Sunday 4th October upstairs at the Greyhound pub. It's a double bill: Peak Oil, imposed by nature* (30 mins) and The Story of Stuff** (20 mins). Entry is FREE, doors open at 7pm and the first film will begin around 7.30pm. Film descriptions are below. For more info call Jo 01206 827649 or email info[at]transitionwivenhoe.co.uk

The first 6 people through the door get a free PowerDown plug! (it switches off your peripherals automatically when you turn off your PC). For the full Transition Wivenhoe films programme up until mid December click here

Peak Oil * An excellent introduction to the causes and consequences of the terminal decline of global oil production as we reach the global Peak, expected in 2007 - 2010. Featuring world experienced geologist Dr. Colin Campbell, founder of ASPO, the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and other experts.

Story of Stuff ** A fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. Exposing connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calling us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

27 September 2009

wild food and new friends

Here's a lovely pic of a fruit picking walk downriver at the end of August - blackberries and rose hips - organised thanks to Petra. We talked about jam making, bottling and preserving, rose hip tea and itching powder! Someone mentioned a jam that included 2 different fruits + fresh ginger and a vanilla pod.. sounded delicious. We chatted about the fact that much wild food goes to waste in and around our community and perhaps wild fruit and nut trees can be mapped/earmarked and the produce harvested and shared out next year? Any volunteers?

first post, new blog!!!

Welcome to Transition Wivenhoe's new blog!
Blogging is new to me, so there's lots of learning to be done...
Transition Wivenhoe has a website, but we are trying to find a way for more people to join in with the project, so hopefully this blogging idea might work; thank you to Mark at the Apricot Centre, part of the Transition (Stour) Valley project, for explaining to me how to do this! Our website is at www.transitionwivenhoe.co.uk

Here's a pic of Wivenhoe taken this summer....
more soon!