Transition Liverpool Newsletter, June 2019
Other Transition Groups
Co-housing, buildings, cooperatives, community, etc
Community and Building Policy
Nature, permaculture, food, etc
Food and Farming
Year of the Environment
Courses and Workshops
Plastic, Waste, Recycling
Politics and current affairs
UN Report on poverty in the UK
Economy and money
Artist of the Month
Animals and Insects - Transition Cafe will discuss the crisis facing the animal and insect populations and explore what steps we can take as individuals or groups to halt the current phase of extinction.
Climate Breakdown and human exploitation of the planet’s natural resources are causing the 6th great extinction of plants, insects and animals. The future survival of the human race depends on preservation of healthy and diverse plants and animal life yet giant international corporations continue to destroy enormous areas of forest, wetland, moor and ocean in pursuit of profitable commodities.
- Ben Deed of Merseyside Biobank will talk about the network of volunteers who record sightings of wildlife in our parks and green spaces.
- Benjy and Peter from Extinction Rebellion will offer their perspective on the loss of animal and insect life and the repercussions of this on our own lives.
The meeting is on Wednesday June 12th, at the Liverpool Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, meeting at 6.30 for food and about 7.10 for the meeting - please bring some vegetarian food to share if you can !
Soup of the Month - Beetroot soup (this will be served at the Transition Cafe !)
2 cups peeled and finely diced raw beetroot
1/2 cup peeled and grated beetroot
1 cup finely diced carrot with leek and/or celery as optional additions
1 cup finely diced white cabbage as optional addition
1 cup finely diced floury potato
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic
Vegetable stock cube or Marigold powder
Allspice 1 bayleaf and dill to flavour
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional dollop of sour cream, double cream with added lemon juice, soya cream to serve
Gently fry onion in butter or oil for a few minutes adding garlic towards the end. Add diced vegetables, water, stock and seasonings and simmer for 10 minutes till vegetables are nearly tender.Add cabbage if used and grated beetroot and simmer for further 5 minutes.
I’ve used allotment beets stored from last autumn’s harvest and still perfectly preserved. Mounds of earth called clamps were used before refrigeration but I store the beet inside boxes in layers of slightly damp wood chip and kept in the dark. This extends the harvest all year round.
Other Local Transition Groups
Transition Waterloo is on Facebook
Crosby Beach Clean, hosted by Eco-Cleaning Fairies Sunday June 9th - 3 – 5pm – Facebook event
Transition St Helens is on Facebook
West Kirby Transition Town is on Facebook
Wirral Earth Festival 2019 begins with a Fundraiser on Saturday 8th June at St Bridget’s Centre. It’s a taster of what might happen in September. Doors open at 6pm - bring a friend and all the family! Tickets £8 / £4 (under 16). A limited number of family tickets (2 adults 2 children under 16) are available
Programme for June - TT West Kirby events
8th – High Tidiers Litter Pick – West Kirby Beach
8th – Incredible Edible – Grange Park
8th – Wirral Earth Fest Launch Night and Fundraiser – St Bridget’s Church Centre
11th – West Kirby Drop In – United Reformed Church
13th – Creative Counsel – Making Space
15th – Storyfest – Introduction to storytelling workshop – St Bridget’s Church Centre
18th – High Tidiers Litter Pick – West Kirby Beach
19th – West Kirby Drop In – United Reformed Church
22nd - High Tidiers Litter Pick – West Kirby Beach
22nd – Storyfest – Further storytelling skills workshop – St Bridget’s Church Centre
22nd – West Kirby Farmers’ Market – St Andrew’s Church
25th – West Kirby Drop In – United Reformed Church
27th – Creative Counsel – Making Space
27th – Incredible Edible – Grange Park
29th – TTWK Community Day - Gilroy Road Community Allotments
Transition Northwich is on Facebook - they have a very active Facebook page !!
NW transition network is on Facebook
Co-housing, building, cooperatives, community
Our co-housing has made a bit of progress, but need to do more consultations before we send out any information – please wait patiently a bit longer …… email firstname.lastname@example.org to go on our mailing list and potentially get involved
Placed Academy is starting again soon – they need a few more students and sponsors – get in touch via their website (limited extra places have just been announced)
PLACED Academy is a new programme based in Liverpool to inspire the next generation of place makers from the North West about the built environment.
This programme is for people entering year 10, 11 or 12 in the academic year 2019-20. We’re also offering a limited number of places for students going into year 13.
Our programme of fun events and professional development activities will help to develop your skills, make your CV stand out from the crowd, build your confidence and get you ready for your next steps.
Off-Grid Living. Online set of videos on off-grid living using wind and solar – see the website
Includes about 15 videos of all elements of off-grid living such as battery storage systems, etc.
LILAC co-housing from a permaculture perspective in Leeds - Excellent video and article
Building a wooden house with a Lego-type system – YouTube video
This is the French Brikawood system
Develop skills at the Hillyfield barn-building project on Dartmoor this summer – Low Impact article
The pros and cons of second-hand stoves: what to consider before you buy - Low Impact Article
3-D printed house can be built in a day and runs off-grid - BBC video
Wood Campus is a wood industry free information site about using wood
Whether you’re a specifier, a builder, working in a merchant’s or into DIY, you’ll find the information, inspiration and learning tools you need to use more wood – the most sustainable of materials.
Tiny House Community starting in Bristol - Facebook page
We have started the long and challenging road to building our first tiny house community, on a privately-owned 1.5 acre site in Stapleton, Bristol. It's very early days, and there are more challenges with this site than most, but our model, values and vision actually play into many of the policies that currently surround this site, so we are hopeful.
Community and Building Policy
Land for the Many - A report to the Labour Party, June 2019
Land for the Many- trying to change the way our fundamental asset is used, owned and governed is an independent report commissioned by the Labour Party.
This report aims to put land where it belongs: at the heart of political debate and discussion. It proposes radical but practical changes in the way land in the UK is used and governed.
Download the PDFE or read online on the Land for the Many website
(this has been ignored by the media – how odd !)
New Framework launched to deliver net-zero built environment – web report
From 2020 all new build in Liverpool City region should be net-zero, otherwise we're going to have to upgrade them and replace their energy systems within the next 30 years.
“Unleashing Community Power” Cooperative Party Annual Conference in Newcastle, Sat 8th June - website
Minister of Housing launches £8.5 million fund to help communities deliver discounted homes - .GOV website
Support package will be open to volunteer groups to apply for funding from Monday 13 May 2019.
Councils sell over 200 sites to community led housing groups – news report
Research shows that a third of local authorities in England are now supporting community led housing development
Labour reveals plan to fit solar panels to 1.75 million homes – Guardian article
Nature, permaculture, food, etc