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February 2012 Newsletter

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Southend in Transition, is a group made up of local residents supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. We are part of an international network of 407 417 Official initiatives and 458 Muller initiatives In approx. 34 countries

Have a look at what we are working on with our friends and support local projects, attend events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.

Current Projects

New! Saturday Transition Potluck 11th Feb 12:00 to 15:00

It was nice to see you in January and thanks for the help with eating all that food:) hopefully the snow will melt for the next Saturday when you will be bringing the treats you cooked up. Thanks to Simon for presenting his teams inspiring ideas. Suggested donation £2 to go towards costs of the venue and support the work of Trust Links.

Transition Drinks

Good chat in January and great idea on adding sub-events like a seed swap to the Potato Day. Last Thursday of each month, next Transition Drinks – 23th Feb 2012, 19:00 onwards. Cricketers Pub

South East Essex Seed Potato Day 2012 Saturday 25 February at Growing Together

“some volunteers needed to help the day along” Facebook Event

Description In association with Leigh-on-Sea Allotment & Leisure Garden Association and SE Essex Organic Gardeners, over 40 varieties of potato (one third organic) sold individually at 14p per tuber, venue is on corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase, ADMISSION PRICE £1.00 – Refreshments available

Growing Together will run cafe-baked potatoes, cakes and drinks – they will also host a Seed Swap initiative, potato printing children’s activity, sell art and craft products, honey and plants; also office computers set up to enable carbon footprint assessment for people visiting as part of the LEAF initiative.

The Stock Exchange

aka Food Swap 10.00-12.00 in Metal’s Kitchen Garden, Chalkwell Park, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Mapping Southend Food Growers and Producers

Let us know of any events or projects to add to the map.

Blogging space

Share your experience and thoughts and inspire others. If you need online space to tell the world about your project or would like to write a regular post about your personal efforts to Transition your life let us know. The website www.SouthendinTransition.org.uk receives a good number of daily visits and attention so let me know if you are interested. See a couple of posts by James ie. Enter the Oyster and the newest one Hail to the King.

Local News and Events

Free Shop was open at Chase Road Community Project Just missed it. Sat 4th Feb 11am – 4pm – look out for the next one. Chase Road ‘Sewing Shop’ from 7pm and usually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

Transforming a Meadow 11th February Saturday

Southend YMCA’s Eco Hub
The next Business Exchange Event meeting will be on Tuesday the 21st of February at 5pm at the eco-hub. We’re still arranging what will happen that evening, but it will be an interesting evening as usual.

S E Essex Women’s Environmental Network

Earth Day celebration Saturday 21 April

What is talked about

The Veg Box on facebook: I cannot source any english garlic to include in my veg boxes. If I give you a whole garlic to grow for next year will you please give me one back from your harvest? (Each clove should produce one whole bulb).

Foraging in Southend on Sea group – members are thinking of future beach and wood forages, why not register your interest for when the snow melts?

Ian Hurd
I’m developing a small festival to promote new green technologies and new ways of living in a post-petroleum localised economy. I’d like to get everyone involved so anyone who is interested let me know – the plan is to do it around the weekend of the Queen’s jubilee and we’ve got a few venues in mind. Anyone who can lend a hand would be greatly appreciated!

Chalkwell Pop Up A Pop-Up delight in Chalkwell Park. Sourcing excellent food as locally as possible and serving it to our wonderful community.

GROW YOUR FOOD CLUB Every Thursday afternoon 3:30pm We have a community edible garden at St Mark’s Centre. Fresh air, exercise, friends, refreshments. And advice and help for growing fruit and veg at home even on a window sill.

Milton Community Partnership, St Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Essex SS1 1QA, Phone (01702) 341605, Email: miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

Film from the December The Fantastic Food Exchange – quality work, congratulations and looking forward to see the crew from the college working their art at other local events too

Blogs and websites

Biochar solution? Take part in tests.

Oca tubers being shared by Anni

Local jobs at Trust Links!

Cultivating the revolution  in the Positive News – about Graham, our local permaculture teacher.

George’s brewery in Great Wakering – if you are not already brewing in your garage this is the most local beer you can get in Southend on Sea

Some photos from the Wassailing event in South Woodham Ferres organized by our permaculture friends and their local community


Events and activities by Cycle Southend

Southend Wheelers weekly rides

Volunteer at Turning Tides Personalised Travel Planning pilot

Bike recycling scheme goes from strength to strength

Transition News and Projects

January 2012 Transition Network Newsletter

‘In Transition 2.0’ is nearly ready to be unveiled to the world!

A January Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition

World news and projects

Help crowd fund Open Permaculture

Your suggestions will help us

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community members and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities, updates and forthcoming events should be sent to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter and I will try to incorporate them as time allows.

Sent to you by Kamil Pachalko on behalf of Southend-on-Sea in Transition

Contact Details

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