The Transition Network
The Transition movement: background and information about the transition network, publications, and links to transition groups around the world - http://transitionnetwork.org/ - and the linked site with more reflection about the culture of changing from oil dependence at http://transitionculture.org
Local Food and Environmental Groups
Ecoworks - promotes the interests and personal development of people who are socially disadvantaged by delivering activities connected with the conservation, restoration and enhancement of the environment. Ecoworks has based on and near the St Anns Allotments site - including Nottingham's first straw bale building - and activities include community gardens, growing food and distributing veg boxes, mental health support, and a range of training and volunteering opportunities. Information at www.ecoworks.org.uk/
Nottingham Organic Gardeners - monthly talks, an allotment demostrating organic growing techniques, visits, an annual potato day selling seed potatoes, and members with years of experience of growing organically. Information at http://nottinghamorganicgardeners.com/
The Sumac Centre - resources and a meeting place for local groups and individuals campaigning for human and animal rights, the environment, peace and co-operation world-wide. Has a cafe, gardening group, talks and workshops, and a calendar of local environmental and other campaigns and events - www.veggies.org.uk/sumac/index.html
Nottingham Credit Union is a non profit-making community organisation providing community savings and loans services open to all. The Credit Union exists for the benefit of people who want to save ethically in the local community, and people who want to borrow from an ethical organisation or are unable to obtain small loans from banks. Nottingham Credit Union covers the whole of the Nottingham area - more information at www.nottinghamcu.co.uk.