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July Newsletter

Hello Belsize,

We’ve got some brand-new events coming up: our first ever Book Group meeting, with a picnic on Hampstead Heath next Tuesday, and a brilliant farm weekend in Buckinghamshire.

We’re also looking for volunteers for our Green Fair and for our four food-growing sites – read on for more details.

June Newsletter now out

Summer is here!

Come celebrate with us at the second birthday party for the Restart Project, initially started under the Transition Belsize umbrella, and now a thriving social enterprise. Bring your broken electronics or your repair skills or just come along to have a drink and meet some new people.

May Newsletter

Read our May Newsletter here and find out how you can help distribute the Transition Free Press, as well as details on lots of local events and courses.

Newsletter: Help Us Move a Mountain!

Read our latest newsletter here and find out how you can help the hedgehogs of Regent's Park.

April Newsletter

A call for growing site volunteers and Transition Belsize joins the Dementia Action Alliance.

Read the April newsletter here.

March Newsletter: Film-watching, food-growing, fossil-hunting

Happy spring! We’ve enjoyed a few glorious days, and it’s definitely time to get planting and growing. We have been given the use of a huge bed at the Heath Strange garden on top of the Royal Free hospital car park, just on the corner of Pond Street and Haverstock Hill, and we’re planning to plant flowers for children to pick, maize, pumpkins and beans (the Three Sisters of Native American tradition). Read on to find out how to get involved in this and our other growing sites.

Photos from Sunday's Mend-In

Despite the lovely sunny weather outside we still had a great turn-out for our first Mend-In skill-sharing session upstairs at the Steele's. A cashmere cardigan with a moth hole, a black dress with a ripped seam, socks with holes, a broken backpack: all were fixed and even embellished. 

Check out an album of photos here.

Look out for more skill-sharing sessions coming soon!

Belsize beer!

 We have now over 80 hops growers signed up and busily planting our Prima donna hops plants.

How amazing is that! Next step, keep our hops plants watered and loved, watch 'em grow...then let's all meet up for an evening in June to share notes (and beer!)

 

Don't forget to add those hoppin' pics onto our facebook page!

Crusty Bread in Your Home Oven

Fed up with artisanal bread that costs upwards of £4 a loaf, I started baking my own bread last year. The results were good but not astounding, until I started experimenting with the "no-knead bread" recipe developed by Jim Lahey from the Sullivan Street Bakery in New York and published in the New York Times. However, I didn't want to have to plan making bread a day in advance, and hunted around on the internet for faster versions.