Coventry Community Supported Agriculture – initial meeting

Launch Meeting
Thursday 9 February 2012
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Methodist Central Hall,
Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 2HA

Want to grow your own veg?
• Not enough time for an allotment?
• Not got access to space for growing?
• But you still want fresh, local, organic veg?

Come along to find out about a new Community Supported Agriculture scheme, just outside Coventry: an exciting new way of being involved in growing fresh organic veg. It’s simple: buy a share – get a share of the harvest of tasty veg each week.

Transition Coventry is helping to set up this scheme at Ryton (on land owned by Garden Organic). Come and find out about it! It’s a scheme run by the community for the community, involving everyone in the growing (through helping out a few times a year) and celebrating local food!

Meet Gareth Davies who was instrumental in helping Canalside Growers get up and running – a successful scheme for 100 families in Leamington Spa. Have a look at their website: www.canalsidecommunityfood.org.uk.

If you are able, please come along on Thursday 9 February. If you can’t make the meeting but you are interested, please let us know: email us at TransitionCoventry@gmail.com or contact Jo on 024 7667 8735. We can put you on the mailing list for more information.

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Permaculture Courses in 2012

Transition Town Leamington Poetry and Music Evening

Saturday January 22nd at 7.30 pm

Newbold Comyn Arms, Newbold Terrace East,
Leamington Spa CV32 4EU
opposite the Leisure Centre, www.newboldcomynarms.co.uk 01926-338810 – “The House” (not the stables bar )

Featuring:
George – the eco-poet
Graham and Stuart – the blues players
Mota Singh – the voice of the Punjab
The Eco-worriers
and more…

Entrance is free
Come and enjoy yourselves and celebrate the depths of winter

Any queries contact Gitta Ashworth on 01926-316703
birgittaashworth@yahoo.co.uk

Transition Town Leamington Permaculture Course and Film Showings

Sat 29th + Sun 30th Jan
Introduction to Permaculture
“Designing a Sustainable Future”
9 am – 5 pm @ Sydni Centre, Sydenham, CV32 1PT
This 2 day introductory course is an excellent way to find out more about permaculture & provide an opportunity to actively learn about the principles
and methods of regenerative design.
Richard Perkins dynamically incorporates hands-on activities, co-operative discussion and lecture story-telling. A design exercise will focus on the Sydni Centre Community Garden.
Students are left with tangible and practical ways to creatively respond to global challenges humanity faces today, and how to benefit their community & eco-system through Permaculture Design.
This broad and interactive weekend will clarify exactly what Permaculture Design is,
and will leave you understanding clearly how you can effect positive change in your life and community.
Booking fee £12. Contact Juliet Carter on 01926 421467

Also : FREE double bill film showing of :
“A Farm for the Future” &
“Power of Community: How Cuba survived Peak Oil”
Fri 28th Jan 7pm start @ Sydni Centre

A note from the TTL team on their AGM next week…

Celebrating and Stepping Forward

Transition Town Leamington’s First AGM

8th October, 7pm – 10pm
Oddfellows Hall, 6 Clarence Terrace, Warwick Street, Leamington Spa

*Nominations for Secretary and Treasurer requested in advance by email

Please join us to celebrate how far we have come with Transition Town Leamington and to find out more about how you can get involved. This will not be a boring AGM but a fun and interactive evening of sharing, dreaming and socialising!

*We are strongly encouraging nominations for Secretary and Treasurer to be on the Steering Group in advance of the meeting. Please volunteer yourself or nominate someone else by emailing Kath by the 8th October at kath@pasteur.net (let the person know you are nominating them and copy them in please).

These are the only two elected positions. Other members of the Steering Group are representatives of the TTL Working groups (transport, communications, energy etc).

  • the Treasurer’s role is to manage accounts and keep receipts, and will be one of the three signatories on cheques. We don’t have much money so this shouldn’t be hard!
  • the Secretary’s role is to ensure that regular meetings are called, minuted and the minutes shared on the website. They do not have to do these activities, just ensure they are done! They will be the second signatory on cheques.

Neither are arduous tasks, but it would be great to have a Treasurer with accounting experience.

Look forward to meeting/seeing you next Thursday!

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