Transition Sherwood will be holding it's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 18th September, from 7.30 - 9pm, at Sherwood Methodist Church, Mansfield Road. More details soon, but we think the evening will include showing parts of the 'In Transition 2' film along with reports of what the group has been doing during the last year.
Transition Sherwood will be taking part in Sherwood Community Centre's Robin Hood Mediaeval Fete and Open Day, Sunday.16th September, 12 - 4pm. There'll be activities to watch and take part in, craft stalls, and a themed fancy dress competition. The Transition Sherwood community food garden at the centre will be open as part of the event - come and talk to garden group members, hunt for minibeasts, have a go at painting glass jars inspired by the garden with Crafty Glass, and come on a Robin Hood themed 'Living From the Woods' walk with Joan C and Vesse. This is the same day as Nottingham In Bloom's 'Grow Your Own' day, but only through the park and across the road. Details of how to get to the community centre at www.sherwoodcommunitycentre.btck.co.uk/HowToFindUs
Transition Sherwood's Gardenshare Scheme will be one of the many groups at Nottingham in Bloom's 'Grow Your Own', Sunday September 16th, in Woodthorpe Park - A celebration of allotments, community gardens and backyard food growing. Attractions and activities for all the family at Woodthorpe Nursery and old kitchen garden.Same day as the Sherwood Community Centre open day, but only just across the road. More details nearer the date at bit.ly/Nl2OEN
Transition Sherwood sends out an e-mail update roughly once a month about the group's news and events, plus information about other Sherwood events, or environmental events around Nottingham and some news from the wider Transition movement. (If you'd like to join the mailing list, please get in touch via the form on the Contacts page). There are often more events than we can reasonably fit in the e-mail, or information received at much shorter notice, but we don't want to be swamping people with too many or too long e-mails.
We set up Facebook and Twitter accounts late last year, and they are proving really helpful for sharing information that wouldn't easily fit in the monthly e-mails or web pages. Facebook seems to be best for Sherwood and Nottingham community events, while Twitter is fantastic for keeping up with the national and international Transition movement and links to deeper discussions about peak oil and the environment. If you're signed up already, please do become a friend on Facebook ( 5 more and we'll get a better address!) or follow us on Twitter. Although you need to sign up to get best use of either, it's still possible to read our postings and follow links without becoming a member. Our Facebook page is at http://on.fb.me/Nl0wW0, and we're on Twitter at https://twitter.com/transnsherwood - or click on links from the top of each web page.
We mostly post about events here - but have a look at this brilliant and inspiring talk by Pam Warhurst of Incredible Edible Todmorden (thanks Nottingham Organic Gardeners for putting this on Facebook) http://bit.ly/O8EqDi. And for more about Incredible Edible, see their website at www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk
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.