Thursday 24 January 2013

Meadow Orchard Site Management training

Meadow Orchard Site Management training
Sat 23rd Feb, 2-4pm

The Meadow Orchard Project aims to hold regular volunteer workdays on a Saturday to maintain and develop the site. The project always needs more people to help on a regular basis with supervising volunteers and managing the site tasks. We are offering a training session for people who would like to commit more regularly to helping out. The volunteer workdays are a relaxed, social and fun occasion with a shared lunch and often pub visit at end of the day. The volunteers get a lot out of the day to enjoy being in beautiful nature, socialise and meet others, to learn new skills/knowledge and be physically active in the fresh outdoors.

The session will cover:

understanding the features and layout of the site, including garden, orchard, wildlife areas and wildlife management plan

brief introduction to permaculture philosophy and principles and how they are being implemented

getting familiar with ongoing site management tasks, resources and equipment available etc

intro to garden management, including planting plan and perennial planting

safe tool use and care

health and safety

planning work tasks for the year and future projects

I hope you will be able to join us, especially if you have been coming to volunteer a few times and want to get more involved.

Please reply if you can attend to mobile 07947 617563 or email to

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Bottle tops and corks - we need you!

Got any beer bottle tops and corks lying about or destined for the bin? 


PLEASE save them, and drop them off in the collection points in reception area of Hornsey Vale Community Centre....

Once enough are collected, we will use them for some free community art events in the spring and summer later this year. Get collecting and let's see what we can create with them...!

*** if anyone can also collect and drop off ring pulls from cans that would be great too as we need loads to create eco-clothes for the Alternative Clothes Show! ***

Monday 21 January 2013

TCE Winter Newsletter

See the Transition Crouch End Winter Newsletter here

Upcoming events

Thursday Jan 24th
Two important meetings in one evening! These are planning/admin events where everyone has a voice - help decide the shape of things to come.
6.45pm  Green on the Screen meeting
8.00pm Transition Crouch End meeting
Meeting Room 2, Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Road, N8 9LP
Please let us know you'll be there by email to

Monday (28th)  Highgate Neighbourhood Forum
Stakeholders response to the neighbourhood plan

(2nd and 3rd) Muswell Hill sustainability Group
21st Century Homes weekend event
Conference, exhibition and house tours

Tues 5th, 8-9.30
Transition Highgate and Highgate Climate Action Network
The Highgate Society Hall, 10a South Grove, N6 6BS

Climate Change and the Media: Realism or Distortion?
The issues and the urgent need for better communication

Speakers:Vicky Pope, Senior Climate Scientist, The Met Office
Ben Webster, former Environment Editor, The Times

Saturday 19 January 2013

The Alternative Clothes Show

Alternative Clothes Show 2013
2-5pm Sunday March 17th

By ‘Alternative’ we mean promoting clothes that are ethical sourced / local /recycled.  We want to raise awareness about the ethical/environmental impact of the mainstream clothing industry. And we want to have fun!

: We are looking for people to come and display or sell handmade clothes, upcycled clothes
 or locally sourced textiles?
Display Only: Free    -    Trading Table: £12

Do you have clothes you never wear? 
Why not come and sell them!
Table: £8

We hope to hold a Real People, All Ages Catwalk Show. Come and be a model and strike a pose!! 
You must wear clothes that are handmade, recycled (from charity shops etc), upcycled or Fair Trade

    For more information and to book a table
 or get involved contact Tanya
Call: 0208 348 4612    -    Email:

An event being run by Transition Crouch End 
and Hornsey Vale Community Centre.
Hornsey Vale is a local, large and lively community centre,
 run almost entirely by volunteers.

Transition Crouch End is a local group focusing on building a sustainable community in the era of rising oil prices and climate change. We are part of the international Transition Movement

*Respect People* Respect the Environment *Recycle
 *Rethink *Rethink what you wear

At Hornsey Vale Community Centre
60 Mayfield Rd, N8 9LP

 Come and strike the pose!!

Friday 4 January 2013

London full permaculture design course, feb 2013

Skill up & explore urban nature with permaculture design ethics, principles and frameworks. This course is going to be an exciting learning experience focusing on real environmental design solutions.