We had changeable weather, new plotholders, some serious weeding, a tour of Woodthorpe House, some fantastic contacts, and beautifully detailed shimmering painted CDs inspired by the garden - it was great to be part of the events around Sherwood Community Centre on Saturday. Sherwood Art Week continues until the end of Sunday 30th June - http://www.sherwoodartweek.co.uk/
Follow the woodland Craft and Garden Trail trail this Saturday to visit Sherwood Arts Week events in the Transition Sherwood and Young Potential gardens, and take a tour of Sherwood Community Centre's historic building. Start the trail by following this link to a map and details of the events - Craft and Garden Trail.
Saturday 22nd June,
2pm – 4.30pm
Crafty Glass and Transition Sherwood Food Garden
Be Inspired by Sustainability!
As part of Sherwood Art Week, the Transition Sherwood garden is running a craft workshop, led by Vesse Ashley of Crafty Glass, and there'll be information about the garden, and a Friends of the Earth stall about bees. Get inspired and create a decoration to take home, or a sign for the garden, re-using old CDs, jars, paints and natural materials. Find out about organic gardening, bees, helping out with the garden, or taking on a mini-plot. For adults and accompanied children. There will be a charge of £1.50 to cover materials.
There will also be a tour of the historic community centre building at 2.15pm, a history display, and Young Potential's Back Garden project on the south side of the community centre will be open, with young people performing music during the afternoon.
Sherwood Art Week runs from 22nd - 30th June, and there'll be masses of other things going on during the week - find out all about it at www.sherwoodartweek.co.uk
Transition Sherwood is now listed with the Transition Network as one of 644 groups around the world thinking about or preparing to become a fully-fledged Transition initiative ( a Transition town, city, island - or in our case, suburb!). The group's profile is now on the Transition Network website, along with news, updates and resources by and about Transition groups and issues, at www.transitionnetwork.org
Transition Sherwood is a group of local people coming together to help our communities become less dependent on fossil fuels, become more resilient, and reduce our impact on the environment. The group started in 2008, with an active group initiating a range of events and projects. This evolved into a smaller group concentrating on two community gardens from 2015.
Updates about local community and environmental events, and national and international climate change and environmental issues are currently shared mainly via our Facebook page.
Transition Sherwood is very pleased to be a member of the Nottingham Growing Network in 2016-17, with funding from the People's Postcode Lottery supporting sharing of skills and resources around a network of growing projects.
The website's title picture is part of a mural in Hood St, Sherwood, painted by local young people in 2008 - signatures below.