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April sees another Repair Cafe, the start of discussions about a local economy conference, Reading Food Growing Network next meeting as well as our regular meetings to discuss how things are going and what to do next!
See events below for what’s on in April!
Transition Steering Group Meeting: Monday 7 April, 7:30pm at Great Expectations Pub, London Street
Business meeting where we look at our communications, review finances and funding and looking at how we can be more effective as a group. We don’t really look at specific projects in this meeting, so not the most interesting for first timers. Targeted at steering group members but open to everyone.
Repair Cafe at Amersham Road Community Day: Sunday 13 April, 2pm – 6pm
This month’s Repair Cafe will be on tour! Rather than a regular town centre location, we will be attending Amersham Road Community Day , which will include kids’ activities (craft, Easter Egg hunt, dance), a free yoga / relaxation workshop, stalls, international food tasting, family photos and more. Why not pop along, or if you fancy volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Reading Food Growing Network: Seed Swap and Website Launch: Saturday 5 April, 12 noon – 2pm.
Organised by Reading Food Growing Network to support individuals and community groups interested in food growing. The event is free and open to all, with refreshments. To find out more, email email@example.com or go to http://readingfoodgrowingnetwork.weebly.com/
Update on Community Orchards
Due to flooding, the ground was not suitable for orchard planting this February and March, when the trees needed to be planted. Therefore we have teamed up with the Ways and Means Trust (who provide training and employment to adults with learning disabilities), who are hosting the trees until next year when some may stay there and / or be replanted in more openly accessible places. Thanks to the Ways and Means Trust for working with us on this, and to Richard for ensuring the trees could be planted this year!
Reading Local Economy Conference: Planning
A group of people from Transition, Reading and Bracknell LETS, Reading University, AltReading and Reading Borough Council will meet on Tuesday afternoon to look at organising a conference to address how Reading is and can continue to develop a strong local economy. The conference will explore alternative economic models as well as practical ways of supporting local businesses. Themes will inlucde sharing economy, local currencies, incentive schemes for shopping locally and many other issues. If you are interested in getting involved with this project, please reply to this email. After this initial meeting, we hope that more people will also get involved.