We are a group of ordinary people of St Albans exploring how to make our city more sustainable, together. We want to find positive and creative ways to act together locally to address the challenges of climate change and declining cheap energy supplies.
Groups 2013: Food – Energy – Transition Streets
Food: Visit our Open Food Gardens through summer 2013, or come along to skills sharing sessions to take the mystery out of growing food. This friendly group welcomes new people interested in growing food to get involved.
Energy: Energy Saving Homes 2013 is based on ‘Open Houses’ with households open for the weekend to show how they’ve made their homes more energy efficient. Visit a home this September or maybe you have made changes you would like to share?
Transition Streets: six groups already running in St Albans with households looking at energy, recycling, water, food and transport. Why not set up a group on your street? Its a great way to get to know your neighbours, learn with each other, and save money on bills.
New programme of events for the 2013 Open Food Gardens
***Becky Alexander, writing her column in the Herts Advertiser visited our OpenFoodGarden launch this April at The Courtyard Cafe and did a lovely write-up on the project: see link here to the article in the newspaper: Waking up to a summer of food treats
- Learn how to save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
- See what fruit and vegetables can be grown in your garden.
- New for 2013 - Skill sharing in the garden
Sharing experience, knowledge and practical skills forms the new focus for the TSA 2013 programme of Open Food Gardens. The Home Grown Food Group is adding a new element to the existing Open Food Garden visits to encourage more people to grow some of their own food at home. For details and more information go to: Skill sharing
For Climate Week, our March event focused on our new Transition Streets project. “Helping the climate … one street at a time”. Many thanks to everyone who came along and to the Courtyard Cafe for hosting us!
Our February open meeting helped us plan the year ahead and think about our plans for the future.
Our January open meeting was aimed at new members, and was an overview of the twin issues of peak oil and climate change, and Transition as a positive response Click here for the notes.