Chris Goodhall Talk-The Switch 26 June

Quaker Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton TA1 4EP
Doors will open at 6pm with light refreshments available.

£3 entry on door to help cover costs.

Chris Goodall will cover the subject of his latest
book, The Switch. He will explain why a rapid
transition to renewable energy is essential,
affordable and technically feasible.
Followed by questions and discussion.
Chris is a good speaker and renowned
expert on new energy technologies with a website
at: http://www.carboncommentary.com

The Great Get Together

https://michellerumney.com/longrun-meadow-labyrinth-inspired-jo-cox/

On Sunday 18th June in Taunton…

Christopher Jelley and Michelle Rumney will create a Labyrinth at Longrun Meadow in Taunton and want people to come along (bring a picnic) and join them larking about by the Labyrinth!

This is part of the The Great Get Together Campaign that aims to overcome loneliness – bring a friend or family members, or somebody you know doesn’t often get out.  Free

A Classic or Cretan 7-path labyrinth in the grass will be created; the artists are inviting people to join  in the afternoon and find all sorts of ways to use it – walking it together, in pairs, in a conga.. and alone – quietly or noisily – who knows?!

WHERE: Longrun Meadow… next to French Weir Park

WHEN: Sunday 18th June – From 2pm

Bring a picnic!

Growing Taunton @ Somerfest – Sat 17th June

Join us on Saturday in Somerset Square to get your chance to plant and take away your very own veggie seeds.

Taunton Longswords are going to be attempting to break records by slashing plastic milk bottles in two – see 1000 cuts challenge.. https://www.facebook.com/TauntonLongswords

So Taunton Transition will receive the halved milk bottles and getting everyone to plant a seed/s of their choice. We have got compost… we have seed… so get planting on Saturday from 12 to 6.

Where: Somerset Square below the planters (between the Cricket ground and the Brewhouse).

When: Sat 17th June 12 to 6.

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Putting in the terracing…

Plus hear all about Taunton Area Cycling Campaign and the latest happenings for the promotion of cycling in the local area.

 

 

Growing Taunton – Sat 3rd June

Location: Somerset Square, between the Cricket Ground and the Brewhouse Theatre.

Time: 10.30-12.30

Growing Taunton will be out working on the planters and slope in Somerset Square on Saturday.

The focus will be on completing one of the terraces on the slope.

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Bring spades, trowels and gloves and prepare to get stuck in.

The aim is to have level terraces on this small slope to make planting easier and help retain water rather than let it run off.

General Election Hustings for Taunton Deane – 30th May

General Election Hustings for Taunton Deane
7:30-9pm, 30 May 2017
(doors open from 7pm)
Kingsmead School,
South Street,
Wiveliscombe TA4 2NE

Parliamentary candidates for Taunton Deane will attend to answer questions on climate change, Europe and other important issues.

Green Party – Clive Martin

Labour Party – Martin Jevon

Liberal Democrats – Gideon Amos

UK Independence Party – Alan Dimmick

Conservative Party – Rebecca Pow invited but has “decided not to take part”.

Chair for the hustings will be Julian Mellor. The format will be similar to BBC’s Question Time. Please send questions you would like to ask to hustings@wiveyaction.org.uk or by post to Hustings, Wivey Action on Climate, The Greenhouse, Old Brewery, Golden Hill, Wiveliscombe TA4 2NY (question deadline: 12 noon, 25 May)

This has been organised by Wivey Action on Climate.

 

Growing Taunton

We will be out and about again Saturday in Somerset Square to finish off the terracing of the slope.

Location: Somerset Sq – between the Brewhouse Theatre and the Cricket Ground

When: Sat 20th May – 10.30 – 12.30

Taunton Transition Town have been running this site at Somerset Square for some years now; replacing the municipal plants with something we can eat or which is beneficial to insects.  Find the vegetables, herbs and other plants growing in the planters between the Brewhouse Theatre and the Cricket Ground in Taunton.

We need your help to weed, plant and haul water!  We have big plans for Somerset Square and need your help. Bring you garden forks, trowels and gloves for some extra special TLC to this wonderful display. This time we hoping to transform the slope into a wonderful terrace of incredible edibles.  But we need to get that infrastructure in.  The idea is to have 3 tiers of terraces held up by recycled plastic veg box gabions.  If you are feeling handy come along and help…..

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That’s right we are going to use these filled with stones.

 

Growing Taunton – Sat 6th May

We will be out and about again Saturday to get more vegetables planted in Somerset Square.

Location: Somerset Sq – between the Brewhouse Theatre and the Cricket Ground

When: Sat 1st April – 10.30 – 12.30

Taunton Transition Town are inspiring people all over the town to take food production back into their own hands. Any piece of land has the potential to grow food – be it a curbside, your back garden or a spare corner in a park. Our mission is to take down the barriers between you and your ability to grow there.

If you eat, you’re in

We have been running this site at Somerset Square for some years now; replacing the municipal plants with something we can eat or which is beneficial to insects.  Find the vegetables, herbs and other plants growing in the planters between the Brewhouse Theatre and the Cricket Ground in Taunton.

We need your help to weed, plant and haul water!  We have big plans for Somerset Square and need your help. Bring you garden forks, trowels and gloves for some extra special TLC to this wonderful display.

 

 

Growing Taunton – Sat 1st April

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It is that time of year again when we will be getting that public veg growing started.

Location: Somerset Sq – between the Brewhouse Theatre and the Cricket Ground

When: Sat 1st April – 10.30 – 12.30

Taunton Transition Town are inspiring people all over the town to take food production back into their own hands. Any piece of land has the potential to grow food – be it a curbside, your back garden or a spare corner in a park. Our mission is to take down the barriers between you and your ability to grow there.

If you eat, you’re in

We have been running this site at Somerset Square for some years now; replacing the municipal plants with something we can eat or which is beneficial to insects.  Find the vegetables, herbs and other plants growing in the planters between the Brewhouse Theatre and the Cricket Ground in Taunton.

Fact 1:Wonder why we grow so many pot marigolds (Calendula) – well not only can you eat the petals it is also good as an insect nectar and pollen plant that attracts beneficial insects, especially bees, butterflies and hoverflies.  

The plan this month is to clear some of the beds and sow some suitable seeds like beetroot, carrots, Swiss chard, salad leaves and peas; along with some wild flower seeds.  If you have any seeds or indeed vegetable plants that you can spare please bring them along on Saturday so we can share for this wonderful public edible garden.

Fact 2: Planted in Somerset Square Planters are the wonderful plant Oca; one of the ‘Lost Crops’ of the Incas, which is still widely grown in Bolivia & Peru. Oca is planted and cooked just like potatoes (although they are smaller, the size of new potatoes) and it has a lemony taste like potatoes with lemon butter. It’s is easy as long as you have a moderately long season, and being completely unrelated to potatoes , it’s not affected by blight.

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Taunton Transition get together & AGM 14 March 7.30pm

TAUNTON TRANSITION TOWN

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TUESDAY 14 MARCH 2017

Quaker Meeting House, 13 Bath Place

Taunton  TA1 4EP

 

Please join us at 7.30pm for an informal gathering to chat to fellow members and find out more about our activities and help shape our future plans.

At 8pm we will hold a formal AGM to elect a treasurer, secretary and committee for the next year – without whom Taunton Transition Town cannot continue.

We will then discuss future events, starting with final arrangements for the showing of the film Tomorrow on 31 March. (This film highlights the work of community projects in many countries)   Now that the message about the problems arising from climate change is finally beginning to get through, the need for local action groups offering solutions and hope for the future is all the more important.  We look forward to welcoming more volunteers to help stage events (or do community gardening) and more people with new ideas.