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Our Beautiful Planet

Teign Estuary Transition have been invited by TAAG to take part in two Earth Hour themed exhibitions; Our Beautiful Planet, which will run from the 30 January to the 12 February, and Earth Hour, on Saturday 19 March 2016.

The exhibition curator is Rachael Bennett, but if you’re up for adding a bit of inspiration to our displays at these exhibitions, developing a showcase for us, do get in touch,

Mikepreview

 

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Community Potato Bake, Eastcliff Park: Sun 30th Nov from midday

This year’s Community Potato Bake will be in the Walled Garden, Eastcliff Park on Sunday 30th November, starting at midday.
A baked potato lunch will be £3 for adults and free for accompanied children.  The potatoes have all been lovingly grown in the Teign EstuaryTransition Community Garden which forms part of the walled garden.
All money raised goes towards seeds and tools for ensure the ongoing care of the community garden.  We will start gathering around the bonfire in the garden around midday to enjoy the potatoes baking on the fire.  There will be singing with the community choir, storytelling and informal campfire singsongs. If you have an instrument, bring it along.

‘Fruit sharing’ scheme for Teignmouth?

Have you ever had a glut of fruit? Have you ever wondered how on earth you’ll find time to pick it all? Have you ever asked yourself: Now who can I give some plums to… ?

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a team of volunteers to pick your surplus fruit and re-home it, either turning it into chutneys and jams for sale, or maybe donating it to local charities.

I’m interested in setting up a ‘fruit-sharing’ scheme in Teignmouth, under the umbrella of TET but, first things first, I need to establish whether those of you with fruit trees (anything from one tree upwards) would be interested in donating all or some of your autumn crop in future years.

What’s in it for you? Well, your fruit would be harvested at the right time, avoiding those piles of mushy apples that tend to accumulate and fester, saving you time and making your garden rather neater than it might otherwise be. And, more importantly, the fruit would actually get used, rather than wasted.

Please contact me through this website or email info@teigntransition.org.uk  if you think you would be interested in a scheme of this sort in future years.

Liz

Tolpuddle Pilgrimage 2014: Sun 13th July, 3-5 at TAAG

Land: a common treasury for all

Welcome tea and folk songs

Sunday 13th July  3 – 5pm at TAAG, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth

With stirring folk songs (old and new) focusing on the theme of rights and land and the dignity of the ordinary man and woman.

Film at 5pm

“Best Before”: The London Food Revolution

After this, weather permitting, there will be a walk up to the community gardens in Eastcliff Park to celebrate our own bit of common land… so please join us.

All welcome and do please bring a contribution (in the form of cakes/biscuits etc.) to the shared tea.


The Tolpuddle Pilgrimage is a walk from Plymouth, Devon, to Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, Dorset, from 10th – 19th July 2014 on the 180th anniversary of the arrest of the Tolpuddle Martyrs for organising against their worsening conditions and pay cuts.

Don’t Panic: the truth about population

Interesting programme shown on BBC 2 last November but still available online.

An “Infographic extravaganza with world famous Swedish statistician and showman Hans Rosling. His main message – that our world is profoundly changing in ways most of us simply don’t realise – much of it for the better…”

Entertaining programme worth a look – using data in an entertaining way to show how population growth and world poverty are changing.

Click here to watch.

Don’t Panic – The Truth About Population was produced by Dan Hillman. It was originally commissioned for BBC2’s This World and is made in partnership with The Open University and UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting).

December in the Walled Garden

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Autumn has been very gentle with us this year – the first of December and the leaves are only just falling from the mulberry and our solitary vine.

Elsewhere in the garden we’ve planted some early beans and early early peas – that is what they are called – but here we are clearing the raised beds at the bottom of the garden and weeding the new ones ready for the brassicas.

A very pleasant morning in the story of our demonstration of  local food in a corner of a public park – do come and see us, 11 – 1 on Sunday mornings in the Walled Garden, Eastcliff Park, Teignmouth.