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.
On Monday 29th October, groups of children from the Rosary primary school on Haverstock Hill visited the Transition Belsize growing site at the Royal Free hospital to harvest the rows of maize which they had helped to plant and tend throughout the growing season.
Many thanks to Trumpet London for sponsoring the site and to all the many volunteers who helped keep the site watered during the dry summer!
The Green Fair plus SuperHomes, a community choir, gardening workshops, ethical fashion, an edible garden in a skip, story time for kids, a climate march, Slovenian cuisine and dormice. Read the latest issue 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.
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.