Projects for 2013 ‘open space’ meeting
Saturday 12th January, 2pm – 4pm
Highgate Newtown Community Centre – cafe
Hello and Happy New Year.
This time last year Transition Dartmouth Park held our first ‘Projects Open Space’ meeting. Lots of people came along and shared great ideas for how we could work as a community to grow, harvest and eat local food, save energy and share new skills. From the ideas that emerged we formed new projects, some of which ran successfully throughout 2012.
Looking back over the last year, it’s amazing to see how far we have come since that first meeting.
– The after school gardening club we started at Brookfield school enabled local children and parents to learn to grow and eat their own food.
– Our program of craft skill-sharing workshops has now become a regular knitting group.
– Our food growing project transformed the previously disused garden at Highgate Newtown Community Centre, and provided a space for growing workshops and community meals.
– Our garden sharing project brought together several people with underused gardens with those who lacked space.
– We helped Whittington hospital staff start their own gardening club, using permaculture principles.
– We began to map and harvest fruit from trees in the area, reducing waste
– Our brand new home energy metering project will kick off in January.
On Saturday 12th January, we will come together to discuss how to take our existing projects forward into 2013, and there will also be space to suggest new ideas – including a possible cycling club.
So if you have been involved over the last year, this is your chance to discuss what worked and what didn’t, and to help create the next year. If you haven’t been involved so far, but have been inspired by Transition, or would like to propose an idea, then this is your chance!