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News and Events Updates

Next Hub Meeting is at 8pm on Thursday 14th May in the Green Dragon Pub.

Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels!

The latest IPCC Synthesis Report  says Human influence on the climate system is clear and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in 800,000 years. Read their latest report here...

The next Communities Market is on Sunday 29th March from 10am to 3pm, in the High Street. Buy local produce and crafts, and socialise. Details of all future markets here

TM's Rail Proposal welcomed by MP - read more here...  and download the report here ...

David Cameron wants to change the law so fracking companies can drill under our homes without permission. Sign the Greenpeace petition here...

Read the January 2015 Transition Network Newsletter, here...

Which fossil fuel companies have caused global warming? find out here...

Green Deal is now launched! Find out more, here...

Click here to see the Carbon Map and make sense of Climate Change responsibility and vulnerability.

Welcome to Transition Marlborough

 

THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON 7th MAY, THERE ARE 5 CANDIDATES STANDING IN THE DEVIZES CONSTITUENCY - CHECK OUT THEIR VIEWS ON THE ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT, HEALTH AND IMMIGRATION HERE... 

Image The International Permaculture Conference and Convergance will take place in London, between 8th and 16th September. The Permaculture Group is planning an 'Edge Event' hosted by local permaculturalists, following these meetings - click here... to find out more. Please contact us if you want to join in any of the activities, on 16th, 17th and 18th of September, via permaculture@transitionmarlborough.org

PROJECT UP-DATES:

Skills Sharing
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The latest cheese-making course went ahead as planned. Participants learned how to make a delicious cream cheese roulade and prepared camembert-style cheese, which they will finish off at home. Here you can see cheese-making expert Caroline enjoying the shared lunch with participants.  If you would like to join in the next cheese-making course please get in touch via permaculture@transitionmarlborough.org
 
Marlborough Rail Link

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MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGNED UP IN SUPPORT OF THE MARLBOROUGH RAIL LINK!

Thanks for all your supportive comments, the 15 page report has been forwarded to Claire Perry M.P. and you can down-load it here...

The Transport Group have been lobbying Wiltshire Council on your behalf over the past few months - we have discovered that there are funds available, but...  Read more... 

Permaculture Group

Image This is the right time of year for pruning apple and pear trees, but not stone fruit trees such and plums and cherries.  This is what the Permaculture Group learned at their last meeting. Milly led this session and advised us to take out all dead, dying and diseased branches first, followed by any that were crossing other branches. As we had all turned up with our secateurs, we went out into the chilly garden to practise on Barney and Rachel's rampant apple trees. This was followed with a delicious bowl of Rachel's soup, together with Jeremy's yummy freshly cooked bread.

The next permaculture course starts on 21st March - to book your place write to sampage_zim@yahoo.co.uk

 

Practical Permaculture for Transition Training

Image The 'Low Energy Living' session was held in and around Gary's houseboat that was moored near Pewsey. Gary uses solar energy to power his boat, both for travelling up and down the canal and to charge his lap-top and mobile phone, and gleaned wood to heat his small stove. He also demonstrated his solar cooker and wind-up washing machine, while Jeremy took advantage of the occasion to boil water on his efficient rocket stove.  Since this was the last session of the 2014 course we all retired to the pub afterwards for a well earned lunch!

Find out more about the 2015, Practical Permaculture for Transition training course and watch our latest video, here...

 


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