Welcome to Transition Horsham!
Transition Horsham is a community group of local Horsham area residents who are concerned about the effects that climate change and other environmental and economic problems will have on our lives in the near and medium future. We support the ideas and practical solutions of the Transition Towns movement set up by Rob Hopkins in 2006 in Totnes, Devon, where people like us wanted to do something positive to build in flexibility and resilience to their community, so that we not only survive future changes, but thrive.
So Transition Horsham is all about building community networks, sharing and learning new skills. It is about cutting our carbon emissions through establishing new community based ways of producing energy and heating our houses efficiently, reducing our individual carbon footprint, recycling and reducing waste. It is about growing healthy local produce, encouraging local biodiversity through seed swaps, mending clothes and knitting, baking bread and making preserves, learning more through reading groups and film nights, having fun and travelling lightly.
We have a number of projects on the go, so look through the website, join us on Facebook, check out the events page, sign up to get notifications, and if you think there is something you could help with or want to start, then don't hesitate, come to an event and let us know. We look forward to getting to know you.
To find out more about the Transition idea, you can start here.
Celebration at the allotment
On Friday, December 5th, we celebrated the generosity of Rudridge, the builders' merchants, who have supplied us, free of charge, with much of the material we have used to develop the Community Allotment. You can read more about it here.
In case you missed it, here is a link to a recent Observer article in which Chris Rapley, one of Britain's leading climate scientists, sets out the issues facing us in the wake of the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Lord Stern's TED talk
Click here to watch and hear Nicholas Stern give his recent short talk about how he sees the state of the climate - and what we might do about it.
Saturday, 21st February 2015 at the Horsham Friends’ Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Bring your own seed, labelled, dated and packeted to swap, one for one, or pick up seed you want for a small donation. Stalls will include:
- Transition Horsham promoting our Community Allotment
- Brinsbury College, for horticultural courses
- Horsham Organic Gardeners Society
- Horsham Horticultural Society and Horsham in Bloom
- Southwater Horticultural Society and their seeds
- Mid Sussex Beekeeping Association
- Warnham Nature Reserve
- The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
- Raffle for Seedy Things
- Table for gardening book swap - bring books and magazines to swap or donate
REFRESHMENTS - TEA, COFFEE, HERBALS, SOUP AND ROLLS CAKES AND BISCUITS
Free entry - Donations welcome
Film - Local food roots
The film for the next Transition meeting is "Local Food Roots". This documentary explores the story of local food and innovations since 1990. It's a story about the pioneers, their motivations and the challenges they faced - and the benefits and the opportunities for the future. The makers hope it will be a catalyst for groups to have local food conversations - which we hope to do after its showing, including discussion of plans for our community allotment.
You can see more about the film here.
8pm Tuesday, 24th February at the Horsham Friends’ Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL
We work closely withHorsham Organic Gardeners Society
Other key links
Permaculture fruit tree pruning specializing in mature trees. 07908 710 670
Horse manure, well rotted, 50p a sack, bring your own sacks. Phone 01403 732514