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Transiton SheffieldWelcome to Transition Sheffield. We are part of the growing Transition Towns Network. We are raising awareness about climate change, peak oil and starting local projects across the city.

Transition Initiatives started up in Burngreave, Crookes/Walkley, Heeley/Meersbrook, Nether Edge/Sharrow and Porter Valley. If you want help in starting a group elsewhere, do contact us.

To be informed aboiut key news, join our low volume, Sheffield wide, news/announcements email list. We also have a discussion forum, several email lists and a wiki. For an alternative events listing for Sheffield see Alt-Sheffield.

Seasons greetings!

Wishing everyone good cheer as the long winter days start to shorten again. Hope you are keeping warm and well and in good spirits. Now's the time to make sure you know where your thermals, and maybe break out the blackberry wine!

Transition Sheffield Winter Social, Tues 6 Dec 2011



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Our Winter Social will be on 6 Dec, at the Showroom Cafe. This will be chance to share news with sustainability minded people and enjoy a great evening.

Transition Cafe: 28th Sept 7-10pm: Cafe Euro

The next Transition Cafe will take place from 7pm-10pm on Wednesday 28th September at Cafe Euro.

During the evening we will be discussing questions and suggestions for Transition Sheffield representatives to present to Sheffield Council the following week.

* Do you have a question about climate change, peak oil and/or the economic growth agenda that you would like to ask Sheffield Council?
* Do you have ideas for how communities in Sheffield can progress towards a low carbon economy?
* Do you want to find out more about Transition in Sheffield and help shape its agenda?

Skills for Sustainability Weekend: Sat 1st/Sun 2nd October

Transition Sheffield is hosting four Skills for Sustainability workshops on the weekend of 1st and 2nd October.
There will be workshops on making chutney, creating a low energy home, growing soft fruit and low impact living.

1. Planting soft fruit, growing your own garlic: a simple introduction
Saturday 1st October 10am-12.30pm
Contact details: Jerry Simon 0797 631 3642
[email protected]

2. Low Impact Living: From technical fixes to lifestyle changes
Saturday 1st October 2pm-5pm
Fireside Housing Co-op, Melrose Road, Burngreave
Contact: Rick or Terry on 0114 2725908
[email protected]

3. Chutney Making
Sunday 2nd October 1.30-4pm
Contact Ruth Davenport [email protected]

4. Creating A Low Energy House
Sunday 2nd October 2-5pm
Contact Amyan MacFadyen on 01142681148 or [email protected]

Each workshop costs £2 for unwaged/£3 for waged.
Open attachment below for more details

Free School, Sat 15 Oct 2011


Sheffield Social Centre is organising a second free school at the Sheffield Social Centre.

This complements our own skills workshops really well (see below for more info on these), and includes a range of workshops from growing your own food and bicycle maintenance through to yoga and workplace rights.

See http://sheffieldsocialcentre.org.uk/ for more info.

Futures North 2011

There'll be a Futures North Conference on Wednesday 2nd November in Sheffield.

On behalf of Transition Sheffield I'd like to make an offer of accommodation and/or meeting up in a local pub on the 1st or 2nd to discuss transition matters with anyone who is interested. Please contact [email protected] for info.

Transition Crookes/Walkley Harvest Lunch: Sunday 18th Sept: 12-5pm

All welcome at the Crookes Community Garden on Sunday 18th Sept from 12pm-5pm.

The afternoon will start with a harvest lunch of soups, salads and puddings made from the garden's produce.
We will also be planting out winter veg and building plant supports and a rainwater harvesting kit for autumn.

Drop in at any time for lunch, to help with the building and planting, or just to have a look.

The garden is at the back of 16 Hallamgate Road, S10 (through the white gate).

Call Clare on 07507 778675 for directions or further details.

Sowing and planting winter veg workshop: Sat 20th Aug 2pm-5pm

Come and join us at the Crookes Community Garden on Saturday 20th August where we will be holding a workshop on sowing and planting vegetables for winter.

Drop in at any time between 2pm and 5pm. We'll be showing which crops can be sown now for winter, and you'll have the chance to sow your own choice of seeds to take home.

The garden is at the back of the house at 16 Hallamgate Road, S10, through the white gate on the left side of the house.

If you'd like more information or directions call Clare on 07507 778675.

Community Garden Open Day: Sat 6th Aug 2pm-5pm

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