Communities taking action for the future

This is another post in my occasional series (only the second so far though) about communities that are taking the initiative and starting interesting projects.  Here are another four:

Transition Bro Gwaun – which is located in the Fishguard, Goodwick and surrounding area of Pembrokeshire in South Wales – runs a Surplus Food and associated cafe project.  Volunteers collect surplus food from shops, wholesalers and local people’s gluts of home produce.  Using energy efficient catering they turn this into healthy, affordable meals for sale in the cafe.  Brilliant!

http://www.transitionbrogwaun.org.uk/?page_id=943

Transition Guelph in Ontario, Canada has a Treemobile project.  Volunteers supply fruit bearing trees and shrubs to members, deliver to the door and offer advice about location and planting.  This year their sales surpassed all expectations.  Read more about this at:

http://www.transitionguelph.org/treemobile.php

Billinge and Orrell Transition in Lancashire, England are in the process of creating a community farm at Greenslate Farm.  This will be run as a permaculture project with the aim of minimising inputs and maximising outputs whilst working with the three basic permaculture ethics of “earth care, people care and fair shares”.  Read more about this at:

http://www.billingeorrelltransition.org.uk/greenslate.shtml

And finally please go to Rob Hopkins’ blog and look up this post by Isabel Carlisle about the One Year in Transition project which was launched last year and has it first three ‘graduates’:

http://transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-07/one-year-transition-and-power-alternatives-university

About Anni Kelsey

Author of Edible Perennial Gardening and avid researcher into edible perennials and associated useful plants.
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