Transition Telford began in June 2012 and over the years we have engaged in several different projects, mainly around the the themes of energy, textiles and growing food. To find out more about Transition Towns in general scroll on down.
In 2022 we’ve decided that we can meet face to face again. Generally we meet on the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings start at 7PM and usually last an hour or less.
Please refer to the Home Page or Social Media for dates & times.
If you want to attend, get in touch.
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Sustainable Food Production, more than just Gardening
Our most successful project is Grow Local – an annual event in May which for the past 5 years has brought together local enthusiasts – both individuals and organisations, to share skills and information to help people grow their own food. Grow Local, our legendary Plant Sale – Swap and Share is back again this year at a new location: Park Lane Centre, Woodside. See main website & social media for further details
In February we run Seedy Saturday – a seed swap where people can bring saved seeds, seeds they have left over and swap for others that are on display. We also have seed potatoes at very reasonable prices. We often team up with groups such as Climate Action Hub Telford & Telford Repair Cafe at our events.
Seeds are FREE, we ask only for a donation or saved seeds. Through our swap we help many local schools, groups and individuals with not only FREE SEEDS, but free advice as well:)
We have a permaculture group and a small permaculture garden at the Green Wood Centre in the historic Ironbridge Gorge which we hope will form the basis of a free food trail in the area. In late 2019 we created a Community Garden in Leegomery. In 2022 we started monthly volunteering days at the garden. Click link or contact us for more info.
The progress and feedback has been excellent.
In 2019 we held our first Harvest Local as a third event. An event celebrating the end of the growing season by giving away excess veg and fruit, selling jams and chutneys. Repeated this year 2021,as a reduced format due to Covid19 restrictions. Transition Telford networks and shares resources and information with many other local organisations that share similar objectives. In 2021 we teamed up with the Repair Cafe. We will be back again in 2023
Seedy Saturday, Grow Local and Harvest local are repeated annually, and we’ve continued to adapt to Covid to ensure we could still run these events. In 2022 we were back at the Greenwood Centre for Grow Local
Bikes and transport We are also hoping to research possible, and hopefully feasible improvements to bike tracks, routes, and related facilities , which are currently inadequate, within Telford . This started as a project in late early 2020. Cycling is the greenest form of transport adding social yield per mile per person. Other UK transition groups have successfully improved cycling in their town and we are inspired to try this for ourselves. We actively promote information from BikeIsBest , NotJustBikes and Dutch Cycling Embassy social media to clarify that many solutions in short journeys or ‘Last Mile Delivery’ can be done by bike and the massive health and environmental benefits.
Our current energy project focusses on EV (Electric Vehicle) charging points, and green transport, but in the past we have helped a local community project obtain a grant to improve the insulation of their building and put solar panels on their roof.
Transition Network is active throughout the UK and across the world: listen to the Blizzard of Stories, (link below) to inspire, excite and encourage you to join us and make some changes!
Link opens in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VhDusGeTCg&list=PLzYHfM4__lhlSHeoZiRxcsOnRSBcs0ie6&index=16
Transition Telford is a registered charity and part of the Transition Towns Network. We are a local voluntarily run charity taking small community steps to tackle big global issues. Explore our website for more information on how you can help us achieve more.
It’s called Vive and it’s an exciting digital space set up by Transition Together for Transitioners and all involved in community-led action to interact, share and work together – like a virtual hive! We would love you to get involved and help us shape it so it’s useful to you.
Transition Together for Transitioners and all involved in community-led action to interact, share and work together – like a virtual hive! We would love you to get involved and help us shape it so it’s useful to you. Vive works like an interactive forum or bulletin board. Click on the link above to find out.
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