Monthly Archives: March 2014

Seedy Tuesday

Seeds

On Tuesday 18 March, we’ll be adding a seed swap to our usual Transition drinks at The Garland. This is an event where you can exchange vegetable and flower seeds.

Please bring unwanted packets, or seeds collected from your garden or allotment. Take away new varieties. You might grow wildflowers for bees, or try a new vegetable you haven’t grown before. If you don’t have seeds to swap, don’t worry, a small donation will be welcomed instead.

Swapped seeds can have a number of advantages over commercial seeds from the garden centre:

  • they are likely to be well-suited to your local growing conditions
  • they often come with first-hand advice on how to grow them
  • seed swapping helps protect plant biodiversity

Debbie Fox from Growing Redhill will be on hand to advise on growing your seeds. She is also looking for volunteers to transform some planters at East Surrey Hospital.

So get growing this spring!

When: Tuesday 18 March 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Garland, 5 Brighton Road, Redhill RH1 6PP (Map)

Image based on Mustard seeds by Veganbaking.net / CC BY 2.0

March – Coffee, cake and carpentry?

Repair Cafe logoCoffee, cake … and carpentry

What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Bin it? No way!

You can repair it at the Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In a Repair Café, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You will also find repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and bicycle mechanics.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process.

We would like to start up a Repair Café in Redhill, and we need the specialists who can help do the repairing. If you have the skills and would enjoy spending a couple of hours a few times a year helping people to repair rather than replace, please get in touch. Email us at info@transitionredhill.org, or perhaps pop along to The Garland on the 18th for a chat (see below).

Redhill & Reigate Food Group logoEarlswood Schools Easter Craft and Farmers Market – 29 March

Friends of Earlswood will be holding their very successful Easter Craft & Farmers Market on Saturday, 29 March, between 12 and 2pm at the Infants School (map).

Our food group will have a stall there, so please come on down for a chat about our local food buying activities and how you can get involved.

There will be refreshments for all and activities for the children. For more information (including how to book a table of your own) please see this page.

Surrey Green Homes logoSurrey Green Homes Weekend – 17 & 18 May

Action Surrey are looking for homeowners to take part in the Surrey Green Homes weekend on 17 & 18 May. They are looking for inspiring homeowners across Surrey who are willing to open their doors to the public, and to share their knowledge and experience about making their own homes more energy efficient and ecologically sustainable.

To find out more and register, please see this article on our website.

3 pintsTransition Drinks

Our monthly Transition Drinks. All welcome.

We will be in the main bar at the Garland. Come along for a chat and see what we have been doing and what we have planned. We are always keen to hear new ideas, and if you have a project you think we could help with, please come and tell us about it.

We’ll be there from 8, probably until about 9.30 or so, so drop in any time in between.

When: Tuesday, 18 March 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Garland, 5 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6PP (Map)

Surrey Green Homes Weekend – 17 & 18 May 2014

Surrey Green HomesOur friends at Action Surrey are looking for homeowners to take part in the Surrey Green Homes weekend on 17 & 18 May. They are looking for inspiring homeowners across Surrey who are willing to open their doors to the public, to share their knowledge and experience about making their own homes more energy efficient and ecologically sustainable. Continue reading