This month’s Transition Drinks event includes a screening of the acclaimed documentary film GrowthBusters.
Water shortages, hunger, peak oil, species extinction, and even increasing depression are all symptoms of a deeper problem – addiction to unending growth in a world that has limits. GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth goes way beyond prescribing Band-Aids to slow the bleeding. This film examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from reacting rationally to the evidence current levels of population and consumption are unsustainable.
Our growth-centric system is broken. It’s not providing the happiness or the prosperity we seek. But that’s good news; it means a shift to a sustainable model will be good for us. We’ll be happier and more prosperous!
There is more information about the film on our website.
Admission free. All welcome.
When: Tuesday, 21 April 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: The Garland, 5 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6PP (Map)
The National Vegetable Society (Surrey District Association) are hosting a talk by Barry Newman (former chairman of the National Vegetable Society) entitled ‘Vegetable Growing – Techniques, Ideas and Advice’.
There will also be a seed swap, so please bring along any seeds you want to swap.
The event is free to members of the National Vegetable Society, and £3.00 to non-members.
A flyer can be downloaded here.
When: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Where: Redhill Methodist Church, Gloucester Road, Redhill, RH1 1BP (Map)
Walk for Climate
“Britain started the Industrial Revolution, and now it must lead the world towards the Zero-Carbon Revolution…” So begins an email we received recently from Walk for Climate, inviting Transition Towns, businesses, schools and colleges, faith groups, walking groups and other community organisations to set out from all corners of Britain on a walk to demonstrate their commitment to a zero-carbon economy and culture. Events are expected to take place throughout the summer and planning is currently at a very early stage. To find out more, please visit the Walk for Climate website.
Trees of Special Interest
The Woodland Trust are calling on the government to set up a national register to give protection to Trees of Special Interest. Currently there are planning policies which guide Local Planning Authorities to protect aged and veteran trees during development. However, unless a tree is already protected by a Tree Preservation Order, any owner is able to manage a tree to suit their circumstances. In rural areas, nationally important trees are also vulnerable to damage and loss through agricultural and forestry activity. A national register would help owners recognise the value and importance of special trees on their land. Please visit this pagefor more information and to add your name to the call for a register.
Crowdfunding for the Fruit Factory
There are still a couple of days left to support Brighton Permaculture Trust’s Fruit Factory fundraising campaign, which is aiming to turn tonnes of otherwise wasted fruit into locally produced chutneys, jams and preserves. Visit their website for more information.
Dates for your Diary
- Saturday 11 April – Acoustic Music Session at The Garland. Monthly acoustic music session at The Garland, Redhill from 3pm-6pm. A very informal session involving musicians of all standards. All welcome. See this page for details.
- Wednesday 29 April – East Surrey WI Science Group open meeting on “Food Production under Humane Livestock Conditions”. Whte Hart Barn, High Street, Godstone RH9 8DT. Cost £2.50 on the door, including tea/coffee. Doors open at 7pm. (Further details from Mary 01883 744389.)
- Saturday 2 May – Sutton Community Farm Buddy Volunteering training session. 9.30am to 3.30pm at the farm. Please see this page for more information.