Published by Judy 15th June 2013 | Community Farm, Events, News, Projects | No Comments »
Regular Community Farm workdays are held every month
on the 2nd Saturday, the 3rd and 4th Sundays, and the 5th Sunday too if there is one that month
10.00am – 3.00pm…
……and it’s not all work………we have a Shared Lunch (bring what you like) and cups of tea on tap…..lots of chat – get to know someone new?……..A good social gathering interspersed with shared growing, sowing, weeding, watering, feeding hens, getting some exercise, planning our next project, a share in the harvest……. and lots more. What could be better!
Why not come down and join in!
You’ll find us behind Parkway Farm Business Centre and Weymouth College Skills Centre off Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR
We’re on Facebook too – just search for Transition Town Dorchester and ask to join us.
Like to join our mailing list? Just email: farm(at)transitiontowndorchester(dot)org
Published by Judy 12th February 2013 | Community Orchard, Events, News, Projects | No Comments »
Come and help us grow some in the centre of Dorchester at the ‘Railway Community Orchard‘
We have regular workdays on the 1st Saturday of every month and you’ll find us there from 11.00am until 3.00pm.
The orchard has been created on what was an area of overgrown land and we’ve been very busy clearing away brambles and sycamores and planting trees and fruit bushes……and we’ve got bees…pond…wildlife…a place for picnics too
but we need your help….so put on your strongest boots, bring your ideas and some lunch and come down and join in!
See you there!
( You will find us along the footpath behind the garages at the eastern end of Monmouth road or from the footpath alongside the railway at the eastern end of Alfred Road (which is at the back of Dorchester South Station).
Like to join our mailing list? Just email: info(at)transitiontowndorchester(dot)org
Published by Judy 1st November 2012 | Events, Green Drinks, News | No Comments »
hosted by Transition Town Dorchester is a regular monthly event and is held in Goldie’s, Dorchester on the 1st Thursday of each month.
This international green social networking phenomenon offers a chance for people who are interested in environmental issues to meet socially for a drink and a chat.
Started in London in 1989, Green Drinks events are held regularly in hundreds of towns and cities worldwide.
Green Drinks will be in Goldie’s pub (a nice friendly & relaxed atmosphere) on High East Street, Dorchester on the first Thursday of every month, starting at 7.30pm.
Green Drinks is a great way to make new contacts, catch up with friends or just hang out with people who share your values. You don’t have to be an environmental activist to come along – everyone is welcome whatever their commitment to green issues.
Organisers and all attendees actively welcome newcomers – try to commit to meeting new people at every session and not just sticking with people you already know.
There is generally no agenda or theme, Green Drinkers mingle and share insights and provoke and exasparate and inspire each other. There are moments of serendipity and a lot of “oh, if you are interested in X then I must introduce you to that person over there who knows all about it”…
People who come to Green Drinks each invite others along by word of mouth, who in turn themselves invite others, etc.
It may be OK to have speakers for 20-30 mins or so or to have a theme for the evening to help stimulate discussion, but the bulk of the evening is freeform and random – (if you would like to speak or do a short presentation please email info(at)transitiontowndorchester(dot)org in advance)
There is a very informal vibe and overall light feel.
Published by Judy 17th July 2012 | Energy Group, Events, News, Projects | No Comments »
greendor 2012 is Dorchester’s first Open Eco-Homes weekend. Homes with eco-features will open up to the public on the weekend of 8th and 9thSeptember, during the annual Dorset Architectural Heritage Week. This is a chance to see how to green your home, and chat to people who’ve done it. Among the features that can be seen are rammed chalk walls, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, solar PV, sheeps-wool insulation, eco-paints, and much more.
More details at http://greendor.wordpress.com/
Published by Judy 23rd January 2012 | Community Farm, Events | No Comments »
The next farm workday will be on Sunday 29th January….yes, I know that’s the 5th Sunday this month, but we’ve had to rearrange to avoid having two in a row….. it’s 10-ish until 3-ish with shared lunch in the middle.
Lots to do, so hope you can come!