Do join us if you can for our community gardening session this Sunday, which takes place at the orchard in the Lammas tennis enclosure, between Walpole and Lammas parks. There are a variety of jobs both heavy and light, including planting, potting, tree mulching, weeding, hedge cutting, bramble snipping, clearing brushwood, building dead-hedges, bird boxes and insect habitats and more. Refreshments will be served. A great opportunity to meet the neighbours and get some fresh air.
We are delighted to welcome Maddy Harland to Ealing Transition on Sunday 18th March. Maddy is the co-founder of Permaculture Magazine and will talk about the principles of Permaculture and their applicability to growing and everyday life. Maddy will also talk about her most recent book ‘Fertile Edges’. The event takes place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road. Ealing W5 5RH. As usual entry is free but we welcome donations to help us cover costs.
Thanks to all who attended our showing of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’. The action areas we explored as a group after the film included the following
1. Divestment from fossil fuels. Focus on Council, unions, pension funds. Check 350.org campaign & Share Action UK
2. Tree planting. Local opportunities + promoting the ‘coolness’ of pro-sustainability behaviours such as recycling, energy saving, use of renewables.
3. Solar churches campaign + solar schools. Mobilising local support for these through membership participation.
4. Council sustainability policy influence. Connection with Ealing Civic Society. Joint approach?
5. Promoting sustainable travel, not just switch to electric cars
6. Home insulation grant restoration campaign.
7. Air Quality campaigning. Contribute to Mayor of London ULEZ consultation, ending 28th Feb
8. Energy saving by business, e.g. ‘closed door’ policy by shops through consumer pressure.