Monday, October 13, 2014

Health, Happiness and Apple Pie
- An Introduction to TT Redbridge

Transition Town Redbridge is having a mini conference on Saturday 25th October 2014 from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Enterprise Exchange on the 3rd floor of the Exchange Mall in Ilford.

We have been lucky to secure the talents of two experienced Transition Towners, Mehul Damani from Crystal Palace Transition Town and Transition Town’s own Rakesh Rootsman who is an internationally renowned low impact living designer and teacher, specialising in low maintenance food growing projects, eco village design and promoting sociocracy.

Mehul and Rakesh will be opening the event from 2pm onwards, which will be followed by apple pie and lively debate towards new projects in the borough until the close at 3.30pm.

If you are interested, or just want to find out what Transition is all about we would be delighted to see you there. Please contact Matt Maple at email or on 07813 388 646 if you’d like further information.

One aspect of Transition is Food Co-ops

More and more communities are setting up food co-ops so they can get good food at an affordable price and have more control over where their food comes from. There are lots of different types of food co-ops such as buying clubs, stalls, bag or box schemes (such as Organic Ilford), mobile stores or home delivery schemes, shops or markets.

Advantages of food co-ops include:-
  • Quality foods and products at wholesale prices including jams, preserves, peanut butter, herbal teas, eco friendly soaps, shampoos, toothpaste and unusual healthy consumables such as mochi, tempeh, seaweed
  • Reducing your carbon footprint
  • Getting to know new local people
  • Supporting cooperative businesses
Rakesh Rootsman (email) would love to see (and help to facilitate) Redbridge residents grow more food in their back gardens and help each other preserve and pickle our yields, which we can swap with neighbours.

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