Transition Belsize is a community group in the NW3 area of London seeking to design a better future for our local area. Our aim is to come up with a vision of a greener and happier Belsize, to strengthen community through fun, useful and sociable activities. If you live, work or play in NW3, then you’re very welcome to join us.
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.
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.
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.
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.