Notes from Coordinating Group Meeting - 25th April 2012

General update of groups and projects


  • Foraging outing in Kent with Miles was a big success. Trip was organised by Marietta and Mark at a property in West Bere near Canterbury. Fifteen people attended, most from different Transition groups. The event took a lot of campaigning to fill the 16 places. Cost was £65 each for two days including meals. All money went through Transition Belsize accounts, expenses need to be finalised but there should be some money left over.

Food Growing

A bug's to build a bug hotel



On 20th May, the Transition Kids group will be making a bug hotel.. don't wait until then to build one...why not get bugged out in your own garden now!

Why do bugs need hotels?

Spring Newsletter

Welcome to Spring!
Spring officially started this week, and Transition Belsize has some exciting news. The Royal Free Hospital has very kindly given Transition Belsize a plot of land for food growing. It’s in the Heath Strange Garden above the hospital car park. The plan is to plant fruit trees, fruit bushes and medicinal herbs, and to install raised beds so that the children at the hospital primary school can learn how to grow food.

March Newsletter

Spring is in the air, and Belsize Park is buzzing with energy. We’re planting berries and apples at the Fruitery and finishing our cob oven at Fitzjohn’s School. Learn about food growing with Transition Primrose Hill, swap seeds in Dartmouth Park or find out more about Brixton Energy’s pioneering community-owned solar power scheme.

We’ve also got bird-watching at the Adelaide Nature Reserve, classic films at the Hampstead Film Society, free energy awareness training from the council. If you want to find out how to make an old home energy efficient, don’t miss the SuperHomes open weekend on March 17th and 18th. 

February Newsletter

Hello Belsize,

There's a chill in the air but don't worry, we've got draught-busting workshops, tipples at the pub and lots of energizing outdoor activities to keep you warm, not to mention free snow shovels and cosy sheepswool slippers.

We'll be running a stall outside Budgens on Saturday 18th February from 10am to 2pm, promoting our groups, projects and upcoming events, and giving food-growing advice. If you'd like to come help set up the stall or introduce newcomers to Transition, please e-mail with your availability.

Join our draught busting team!


This special edition of the newsletter has been brought to you by our Draught Busters, who are looking for new team members and hosts for free workshops for Camden residents.

And we've got lots more fun events in the next few weeks, with mulching and apple-tree planting at the Fruitery, a leap year Transition Tipple and sheepswool slipper making!