Thanks to all those who turned out for our first film night on Wednesday, and it was fantastic to see two of our local councillors there. The screening of ‘In Transition’ inspired us all with the range of projects Transition Initiatives have begun to make their communities more sustainable, and the postive impact on the lives of those involved. The film was followed by a great talk from Jo Homan of Transition Finsbury Park. In just a couple of years they have managed to start several food growing spaces, a ‘mums on bikes’ cycle training club, an annual community festival and have recently set up the Edible Landscapes plant and tree nursery.
If you didn’t catch the film you can watch it online here – it’s well worth checking out.
The film and talk were followed by a good discussion on some of the projects we’d like to start in Dartmouth Park. Food growing and garden sharing look like popular contenders, along with a passion for home energy efficiency and some enthusiasm for cycling. You’ll have the chance to help us decide on our first projects in early January when we will be holding an ‘open space’ projects meeting. In the meantime, don’t forget to come along to our launch event on Saturday 3rd December – please bring along a cake, and something for our ‘Give and Take’.