Transition Town Horncastle

Lincolnshire


Hello from Transition Town Horncastle!


Food Hub Meeting

Monday 21st September

A Food Hub is an innovative scheme that enables local producers and consumers to work together to provide the community with affordable local food. Nick Weir explained how various food hubs are working in Stroud, Wales, London and elsewhere through buying clubs, market stalls, box schemes, mobile stores, home delivery and shops, using community buildings and school halls, encouraging community involvement.

Food Hubs reduce food miles, promote community involvement and connect consumers with the food they eat and the people that grow it - all things that Transition Town is working towards! The discussions raised questions about how this could be done in Horncastle (and elsewhere in East Lindsey) without undermining local shops - which would be counter-productive. This subject merits further discussion in future... contact Nick Weir for further information nick.weir@localfood.org.uk


Wake-up Call

Transition Town Horncastle are going to do our very own "wake-up call" on Monday 21st, at 12.30, at the town square at the corner nearest the pedestrian crossing. The plan is to arrive with a phone alarm, or little alarm clock, set for 12.30, and when the alarms go off, we'll all gather at the spot for a photo to be taken, and then go away again! It will only take 5 mins, so if anyone is free, do join us!

Hooray - Transition Town Horncastle is now official!

If you would like to be involved in planning events - including film screenings, renewable energy projects, training and more - please come to our next meeting on Thursday 1st October at 7.00 for prompt 7.30 start (please contact Rose for directions rosewilliams888@msn.com .)

We are also looking for a larger meeting place – any offers or suggestions would be most welcome!

There are many great events coming up this Autumn – I have listed some that I hope will be of interest to you... See you there! Laura. x

Grab your diary...

Wednesday 16th September – 'The Future of Food' - University of Lincoln, co op lecture theatre (located in the main administrative building at 7pm.

For more information about the film go to ... The Future of Food The Bigger Picture film nights are part of a series of environmental films being screened as part of the build up to the UN conference in Copenhagen.

Saturday 19th September Skills Share - 1-4pm, Lincoln Drill Hall.

Come along to find out more about reskilling in Lincoln. There will be workshops, stalls and demonstrations on a variety of skills such as baking bread, making jams, jellies and preserves, growing your own food and lots more. The skills share event is all about reskilling the people of Lincoln to be able to adapt to peak oil and climate change. This event is organised by Lincoln volunteer centre and Transition Lincoln Monday 21st September A Better Deal for Local Food 7.30pm Admiral Rodney Hotel, North Street, Horncastle, LN9 5DX

Would you like to enjoy local produce at affordable prices? Would you like to support your local producers and find out more about where your food comes from? Come along and help set up a Food Hub. There will be no charge to attend. We will hear about how a similar hub is working in Stroud and make plans to set up our own not-for-profit co-operative which will give a better deal to both producers and consumers. For more details contact Jonathan Burgess on 01507 601111 ext 253 jonathan.burgess@e-lindsey.gov.uk or Gemma Levi on 01507 601111 ext 519 or Gemma.Levi@e-lindsey.gov.uk

Saturday 26th September Market Rasen Food Festival Festival Hall, Market Rasen.

Enjoy some great local food! Rachel Green has also promised to demonstrate a some vegetarian dishes.

26th & 27th AN INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE - Riseholme campus - University of Lincoln.

Weekend Training course £40 (waged) £20 (unwaged) Lunch Included.

Come and find out more about Permaculture. From the ethics and philosophy to the principles and design, with inspiring examples of Permaculture in practice, this course aims to give you a good basic understanding of what Permaculture means. Get together with others to share common interests and explore how you can start to put Permaculture into action in your own lives. No experience necessary, just an interest in sustainability and working towards it. To book a place on the course or for more information please contact Kate Bell on 01522 873311 or email kate.bell@lincoln.gov.uk

Thursday 1st October – Transition Town Horncastle planning meeting – 7.30pm. Contact Rose if you can come rosewilliams888@msn.com

Friday 2 October Earth our Home 3 LINCOLN CATHEDRAL 2:30pm to 7:30pm

Taking Action on Climate Change: looking towards the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference and celebrating St Francis Come to this free event; enjoy lots of exciting activities and exhibitions, explore Franciscan spirituality, walk the labyrinth, see the dance & drama. Special Evensong at 5.30 with guest speaker Revd Dave Bookless of A Rocha UK, followed by discussion. To book or for further information contact Terry Miller 01522 504072, terry.miller@lincoln.anglican.org

Wednesday 7th October A Convenient Truth - Urban solutions from Curitiba, Brazil. (film) University of Lincoln, Brayford Campus, Co–op lecture theatre, at 7pm Film screening organised by our friends at the Lincoln Transition group.

Thursday 8 October 2009 Faith in Nature - multi faith action for the environment EPIC Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, 10:00 - 16:00

Are you a member of a faith or community group? Are you looking to do something practical to improve the environment? The Environment Agency and Lincolnshire Chaplaincy Services are co-hosting a follow up to last year's successful Faith in Nature debate which took place at Lincoln Cathedral. This year's event is aimed at faith and community groups in Lincolnshire and surrounding areas, who have an interest in taking practical steps in creating a sustainable environment. The event will again be hosted by the Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Reverend John Saxbee and will feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions where participants can get practical information on taking forward environmental projects whether large or small. We would like you to come along with an idea for an action or project that you and members of your faith or community group can implement. The event is free and will run from 10am – 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you wish to register an interest in attending, please send your name and contact details to: Janita Elton, Project Co-ordinator, Environment Agency, Waterside House, Lincoln LN2 5HA or email janita.elton@environment- agency.gov.uk Places are limited for this event, so please register early.

Saturday 24th October – 350: Copenhagen coffee morning – Horncastle Community Centre, 10am- 12noon

A coffee morning to draw attention to the forthcoming talks in Copenhagen, and the need for an agreement around 350ppm... if you don’t know what this means, have a look on www.350.org As well as coffee: Yummy Danish pastries, useful information on home energy saving and generation from the Energy Saving Trust, carbon footprint calculator, children’s activities, and more...


Here is our Green Babies and Toddlers Proposal.

Monday 21st September 7.30pm.
A Better Deal for Local Food
Would you like to enjoy local produce at affordable prices? Would you like to support your local producers and find out more about where your food comes from? Come along and help set up a Food Hub. First planning meeting will be at the Admiral Rodney Hotel, North Street, Horncastle, LN9 5DX. There will be no charge to attend. We will hear about how a similar hub is working in Stroud and make plans to set up our own not-for-profit co-operative which will give a better deal to both producers and consumers. For more details contact Jonathan Burgess on 01507 601111 ext 253 jonathan.burgess@e-lindsey.gov.uk or Gemma Levi on 01507 601111 ext 519 or Gemma.Levi@e-lindsey.gov.uk



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