Hello there! Thought I would take this opportunity to say “hello” and to introduce myself to those of you who haven’t met me yet. My name is Sophia (although I’m very happy to be called Bob to save confusion with the other Sophias, Sophys and Sophies involved with TTT!) and I moved to Totnes in October with my 6 year old son. Before that I was very heavily involved in Transition Glastonbury for some years (Core, Food, Buildings & Energy, Family Thing, Fashion & Textiles and Glastonbury Pound). Read More →
The next Brunch cafe will be on Saturday 27th July from 10am to 2pm at the Methodist Hall in Fore Street. This time the Brunch cafe is raising money for Transition Homes. We have the land and most of the money we need to prepare the planning application but we still need to raise funds! Please come and support us by eating or helping run the cafe - or do both!
This is the first time that the Brunch Cafe is being entirely run by the charity it is raising funds for, this means that it has evolved to a point where it is happening without one person leading, this was always Holly Tiffens ambition for the Brunch Cafe when she started it, so it's a mark of her success. Well done Holly!
Please show your support, and come along to eat some fantastic locally sourced food, it is the time of year when the local choice is plentiful and the menu will be bulging with fine Totnes produce.
For those of you that have volunteered before the Brunch Cafe organisers, Transition Homes, would love to hear from you, or if you fancy helping out for the first time on the day, please get in contact with Mary Popham who will be co-ordinating volunteers email@example.com. Please use the attached leaflet and let your friends know...and if you'd like to come and play music that would be fantastic!
Enjoy your Brunch!
Mary and all the Transition Homes Team.
Transition Town Totnes in partnership with Schumacher College presents:
Public talk by Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of the International Society for Ecology and Culture, on Monday July 22nd 8pm at Schumacher college, at the beginning of her course there on the 'Economics of Happiness'. A rare chance to hear her, as she is not often in the UK.
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Alternative Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of the worldwide localization movement, argues that today’s economic policies are supporting a global system that is fundamentally unstable and incapable of meeting the needs of people and the planet.
Her talk will highlight the inspiring psychological, social, and ecological benefits of economic localization, and the steps – at the community, national, and international levels – that can bring us there.
Helena teaches on the forthcoming course The Economics of Happiness – Localisation
Date: Monday 22 July 2013
Venue: The Old Postern, Schumacher College, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6EA
Please note The VENUE for this talk will be The Old Postern
This event is a unique opportunity to make connections between radical ecopsychology and the Transition movement. As developed by Andy Fisher, radical ecopsychology is a radical transformation of psychology in light of an ecological view of reality. It is psychology for the transition to an ecological society. How, then, might the visions of radical ecopsychology and the Transition movement converge? How might they fruitfully inform one another in undertaking the historical work of building a more life-serving and resilient world?
For more than a decade, Andy Fisher has been the leading voice for developing ecopsychology as a radical field. A second edition of his acclaimed book Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life was released in 2013.
Andy teaches with Joel Kovel on the forthcoming course Radical Ecopsychology – a new psychology for our times, July 22-August 2, 2013.
Date: Wednesday 24 July 2013
Venue: The Old Craft Ed, Schumacher College, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6EA
This event can be booked through the Dartington Box Office online by clicking here.
Telephone: 01803 847070
Last Wednesday, the weekly shared meal at the Transition office became a special commemoration of the vitality and dedication that Lou Brown has given to TTT over the last six years as well as celebration to wish her good luck in her latest venture into motherhood.Read More →