JULY 2018: IN TRANSITION

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Grow, grow, grow

How fulfilling and relaxing can it be to spend your Saturday mornings planting seeds, watering veggies, chopping weeds to feed the compost? Reflecting on the benefits of this new experience, here are some useful resources.

P E R M A C U L T U R E
The 2018 European Permaculture Convergence is upcoming, with the aim to inspire and connect different experiences on the theme “New partnerships for Permaculture”.
In this interesting article, Clair Templar, discusses about the impact of Brexit on Permaculture, focusing on the urgency of creating stronger partnership with EU.
Read full articleThe 2018 European Permaculture Convergence will be held at Knockree Hostel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow from the 8th to 13th August 2018. For more details: European Permaculture Convergence
C O M M U N I T Y
Invited by a friend to join them one Saturday morning, I put my baby on the pushbike and cycled the distance up to Southcote Grow Allotment. Surrounded by intimidating grey buildings, in an area where one in four residents live in flats with no garden to enjoy, is recent winner of the FOOD HERO AWARD.
This cute patch of land is cultivated by a bunch of local families that transformed a piece of derelict land into a thriving allotment growing fresh, healthy fruit and vegetables. As simple as it can be, it is indeed a transformative experience: you grow your own food and new relationships and you teach your child to nurture nature with so much fun. Check out their FB page for the Big Lunch on Sunday July 22nd.
Soutchcote Grow Allotment
R E P A I R     C A F E’
My toaster has a lever which no longer holds toast down. The fan in my laptop is not working so it gets overheated. My leather case needs stitching. My hairdryer is broken.
What can I do? Toss them? No way, take it to the REPAIR CAFE’ where you will find experts in fixing pretty much anything. Out of passion and great know how.
W H E R E
SUNDAY 15th JULY @ GLOBAL CAFE’ 12:30 | Hackspace | Tea&coffee&cakes offered.
Find out more on our FB page Reading Repair Café
S I G N U P !

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