Category Archives: Events

Nature Walks with John Wells

John Wells is a local naturalist and friend of Ealing Transition. He leads regular walks around the borough to help people gain a deeper appreciation of nature. There are three walks remaining on his current programme. We will post his next schedule as soon as we have it.

Saturday, 2nd, February, 2013 1.15/1.30pm, Perivale Wood

Subject: An introduction to the structure, biology, identification of mosses, liverworts and lichens.
Meet: Outside Perivale Station 1.15pm or 1.30pm in the hut at Perivale Wood.
Public Transport: Underground – Perivale Station (Central Line) or bus 297.
Notes: Bring a x10 lens (if available).
Fee: this walk is given on behalf of The Selborne Society. You can join for £4 or make a small donation to the Society on the day.  

Date: Saturday 9th February 2013, 11am, Hounslow Heath  

Subject: Winter buds & epiphytes on the heath.
Meet: 11am at Hounslow Heath car park.
Public Transport: Buses 116, 117, 235 and 237.
Fee: This walk is given on behalf of L.B. of Hounslow. PLEASE NOTE HOUNSLOW COUNCIL WILL CHARGE £4 (ADULT) AND £2 (CHILD) FOR THIS EVENT.

Date: Sunday 10th February 2013, 2pm, Gunnersbury

Subject: An introduction to the structure, biology and identification of mosses, liverworts & lichens
Meet: 2pm at the hut in Gunnersbury Triangle local nature reserve.
Public Transport: Underground – Chiswick Park Station (District Line), bus 440 or buses 27, 237, 267, 272, 391, E3, H91 to Turnham Green Church then 5 minutes walk.
Note: This walk is given on behalf of the London Wildlife Trust.

Please note you are responsible for your own health and safety during these walks

Happy New Year & January Film Showing

Ealing Transition wish you a very happy New Year.

2013 begins on a sobering note as bush fires rage during record temperatures in Australia, and the US National Climate Assessment reveals the profound effect that climate change is already having on the lives of American citizens. The authors of the report have not flinched from naming the culprit: “Global warming is due primarily to human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels,” they state. The need for practical, local action continues to exercise our minds.

Sunday 27th January 7.30pm: Film Showing: A Farm for the Future

With the above in mind, we have decided to re-show this inspiring film about film maker Rebecca Hosking’s exploration of the challenges faced by modern farming.

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With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon to become the next generation to farm the land. However she is alarmed by how energy-intensive farming is, and realizes that a new way of working may be necessary

With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, she explores ways of farming without high inputs of fossil fuel. In the process, she learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy, low carbon future.

As usual, the film will be shown at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free however we will ask for donations to help us cover the cost of screening. As usual a selection of warm beverages and cakes / biscuits will be served after the film so we can discuss what we have seen and its implications for our efforts in Ealing.

Happy Christmas & Edible Ealing Festive Hampers

Thanks to all who attended our festive get-together on Wednesday. All that remains for us in 2012 is to wish you a fantastic Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We would also like to bring to your attention a seasonal offer from the organizers of our box scheme, Edible Ealing.

Edible Ealing have put together a fantastic Christmas hamper including goodies made and grown locally by Ealing Abundance, W7 Emporium, Celestial Cakes, Bonasera Creations, Antonius of Apulia and Cultivate London.edible ealing

You will also receive all your seasonal organic fruit and veg requirements including sprouts, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, red cabbage, beetroot, lemons, oranges, and some other more unusual offerings.

The hamper will be available to buy at the next box scheme gathering on Friday 21st December (please note we do not deliver, but there are now four different pick-up sites around Ealing).

Details will be emailed to all box scheme subscribers early next week. If you would like to receive an order form on Monday 17 December for orders to be picked up on Friday 21 December please send an email to edible.ealing@gmail.com with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. It is also now possible to pay in advance by BAC.

For more information see http://edibleealing.wordpress.com/ or the Edible Ealing Facebook page.

Happy Christmas, see you in 2013!

Ealing Transition Steering Group