We have been very fortunate to receive a grant from Awards for All, Big Lottery Fund for a project called “Kingsteignton Transition Together”.
We are looking for a Facilitator to manage the project.
Please download the Scope and Facilitator role for “Kingsteignton Transition Together”.
Please feel free to forward to anyone you think would be interested in applying for the Facilitator’s position.
We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and will be interviewing shortly.
Applications in by midnight on November 6th 2011.
Please supply your name, address and contact details, along with your C.V. and what you could bring as Facilitator for this project.
Jane Baker, 01626 366347
29 Chudleigh Road, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3JT
TNA party and community garden open day
The TNA party and community garden open day went off well . We had plenty of people of all ages join us for our celebrations : people from within our own network and friends of the garden as well as passers-by who were just curious. We were also joined by Sally Henley , the Town Development Manager and members of the Magpies pre-school group who tend a patch of the community garden as part of their weekly activities. Members of the Transition group from Teignmouth and the Bovey Climate Action Group (the ones we linked up with for the Moving Planet Cycle Ride you featured previously) also came along.
We celebrated in true Transition style with pressing of local apples. All our visitors were invited to try their hand at making their own apple juice; all apples from Newton Abbot of course, including russets which make a wonderfully sweet juice. Everybody was involved from preparing the apples to the pressing and then the tasting. We had intended that visitors took some juice home but it was all consumed there and then.
The food we cooked was a lot of produce from the garden with a few extras. Herbs we had a plenty and chard plus squashes, marrows and potatoes which we baked over an open fire. Truly delicious and proving that you can have a lovely barbie with your own produce. Part of the philosophy of the garden is to show people how much you can grow for yourself and how satisfying it is come harvest-time when all your hard work pays off. If anyone would like to get involved just contact the garden group via postie@TransitionNewtonAbbot.org.uk or simply pop along any Saturday morning.
Alternative ways to get involved are our Energy Group which has been going strong for the past couple of years or come along to our lively Book/DVD discussion group or join the Local Food Guide initiative. There’s so much to do and we’re a friendly, enthusiastic bunch. Hope to see you at one of our gatherings. Let’s make the next years in the life of Transition Newton Abbot the best yet.
DVD discussion evening
At our last session we watched the very interesting dvd “Turning Point” about the carbon footprint of the Findhorn community in Scotland. The film featured Rob Hopkins, Joanna Macey, Richard Heinberg and others as well as members of the community itself. Over 60 yrs old now the community provides a shining example of low-impact communal living. It generated plenty of discussion about how we live our lives and what we can do to change.
Interested in joining us ? Come along to our next meeting is on Monday October 31st at Jane Baker’s at 7.30pm.(contact email@example.com for address and directions.)
We will watch the Landmatters film or the recent TED clip of Tim Jackson. All welcome
Cyclists Lend Pedal Power to Climate Change Cause
Two eco-friendly groups got on their bikes to raise awareness on being kind to the planet. Transition Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey Climate Change rode between their two towns and enjoyed a picnic to mark Moving Planet Day.
See the full article from the Herald Express here.