This is the web site for Teign Estuary Transition: a local initiative to help communities around the Teign Estuary explore collaborative ways to move towards a low energy, sustainable future.
It has been started by an enthusiastic group of local people who are concerned about the twin challenges of diminishing oil and gas supplies, known as ‘Peak Oil’, and climate change. We believe that these challenges offer opportunities for a step-by-step ‘transition’ to a sustainable future.
Have a look at the About us page and other links in the menu at the top or in the left margin for further information about Teign Estuary Transition, our subgroups, and the Transition Movement.
You can see all our latest news below, or go to any of the categories under News in the left-hand margin for the latest information on specific activities.
Rhubarb is highly recommended; every garden should have one. Ours was planted about February last year – the eagle-eyed amongst you may spot the various upside-down buckets and pots towards the right of the bed against the back wall, just in the shadow – in some well rotted manure, and it has not only survived being knocked and trampled by some of our more enthusiastic visitors, it rises above mice, birds, slugs and every other garden challenge to deliver like clockwork. This time it has been in crumble – sorry, no photo – and polenta. Both excellent. Enjoy.
Spot the rhubarb – February 2015
The beds are filling up pretty much according to the (rotation) plan – these last few weeks we’ve planted peas, potatoes, perpetual spinach, kale, red cabbage, salad leaves, radish, chard, lovage and dill. Hollyhocks take a couple of years to mature, but hopefully they will join the cherry, pear and peach trees on the south facing north wall, and, another Community Garden first, hyssop beside the path just up from the wall.
Do come and say hello; we are there most Sunday mornings. Bring sunshine and be prepared to share coffee and biscuits.
The Pavilions Teignmouth: April 15th 9.15 am and 1.45 pm
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience and TEDxExeter is Exeter’s leading ideas festival, back for the fifth year with an exceptional line up of speakers who are changing the world through their groundbreaking work and ideas.
Now more people will be able to watch TEDxExeter and discuss the talks they are hearing through a livestream of the event at The Pavilions Teignmouth.
The new Pavilions Teignmouth centre will show TEDxExeter as one of its first performances in its new guise. Tickets will be sold for two sessions, morning and afternoon: 9.15 am and 1.45 pm. The theatre will charge £5 for each session to cover its costs and tea or coffee.
Contact the box office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01626 249049 for tickets.
This years theme is Dreams to Reality and includes a packed lineup of international speakers and inspirational guests. Speakers will explore themes of identity and radicalisation, re-imagine the world using a new set of maps and challenge how data is used. Human rights runs as a theme behind many of the talks, and speakers will also examine compassion and communication.
Photographs of previous TEDxExeter events are available to download from the TEDxExeter Flickr page. Click on individual pictures to see captions and picture credits.
The livestream is being organised by TET and TAAG (Teignmouth Arts Action Group) in association with Pavilions Teignmouth.
It’s Earth Hour tonight! Are you switching off your lights between 8.30 and 9.30 pm? Join in at http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk
Our first Core Group meeting after a Summer break at TAAG, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth: 8 – 9.30 pm.
We will be discussing the next Teign Estuary Transition Clothes Swap event and issues with the Walled Garden at Eastcliff Park. Please come along if you wish to contribute or just want to find out what’s happening!