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“In Our Hands”, Newton Abbot Library, Fri 4th May

Transition Newton Abbot are showing The Landworkers’ Alliance and Black Bark Films documentary: “In Our Hands” at Newton Abbot Library, Friday 4th May.

Doors open at 6.45 for a 7.00 pm start, followed by a discussion about the future of British farming.

Reserve a place with Betina: betinawinkler@hotmail.com


“In Our Hands” tells the story of the revolution that’s taking place in farming in the UK. It documents a growing movement of farmers and food workers in the UK creating vibrant farms, living soils, thriving food markets and a fairer food system for all. Created by the Landworkers’ Alliance, this new and beautifully shot film features real-life farmers and their stories. Exploring human-scale agriculture and how to connect people to the land and their food in new and better ways, the film is both a message of hope and a call to action for all of us.

 

 

 

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Gardening for Wildlife, Newton Abbot Community Garden

Wildlife Day

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Vicary’s Field Community Garden

Bradley Ln, Newton Abbot

Saturday April 21st 11- 3pm

 

 

Pedal’n’Pulse – some photos

Some photos from the day. Do you have any we could add?

Earth Week 24 – 29 March

Topical Talks that Don’t Cost the Earth

Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement creating massive impact around the globe. Each year, hundreds of millions of people organise events – at home, and in their community to show they care about the future of our planet.

Three interesting evenings have been arranged by Teign Estuary Transition to develop the Earth Hour Theme, following the Pedal and Pulse events on Saturday 24th March.

The venue is TAAG in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, with a 7pm for 7.30pm start.

“Incredible Vegetables” is the title of the first talk on Monday 26th March. Mandy Barber is a perennial vegetable enthusiast, and she and her partner Julian Skinner run an organic nursery near Ashburton growing perennial vegetables and unusual edible plants. There will also be plants or seeds for sale.

“Mercury’s Rising! Weather we like it or not” follows on Tuesday evening 27th March, with speaker Dr Michelle McCrystal from the University of Exeter. She wants to talk about all things climate, how it has changed in our lifetime, and what we can actually do about it.

Ethical investing is the theme of the third evening on Thursday 29th March. Paul Pizzala’s background is investment with sustainability expertise, working for a variety of wealth management companies, most recently for WHEB Asset Management. Antony is our local environmental communicator, founder of CarbonSense and currently CEO of Real World Visuals, whose speciality is developing images and stories that make sense of the data collected about our world. Antony and Paul promise an interactive discussion on investing and their personal reflections.

TAAG is also hosting ‘Bikes’ An Exhibition of Art, reflecting this year’s Earth Hour theme in Teignmouth.

Suggested entry is £2 for each evening, to cover speakers’ and TAAG’s expenses.

More information – Mike Rickard 07877 797271

Pedal’n’Pulse – Saturday 24th March

A One Day Celebration of the Pleasures of Cycling & Walking

March 24th: 10am – 3pm
Upper Den Carriageway, Teignmouth

Please download the brochure here for full details!

If you want to take part in one or more of the events, registration forms are available from here.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the Pedal ‘n’ Pulse, please do contact us (078120 13488) – we could still use more stewards.

Do you belong to a walking group? We have a spare half gazebo which could promote your group, or details to put in the Information Tent.

Pedal’n Pulse

Coming soon, Pedal’n Pulse, a celebration of cycling taking place in Teignmouth on 24 March 2018, coinciding with Earth Hour;

‘Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet and is organised by WWF engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues.  Earth Hour was famously started as a light-off event in Sydney Australia in 2007.  Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.’ (See www.earthhour.org).

To sign up go to: https://www.caseenvironmental.co.uk/pedal-n-pulse/