Archive for August, 2012

REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Town Lewes, Sheepshare and L&OVE

REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Town Lewes, Sheepshare and L&OVE

Published on August 30, 2012 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Food with 8 Comments

A beautiful old high street on a hill, surrounded by green – the market town of Lewes makes me feel instantly at home. The town is buzzing with excitement as the Olympic torch is about to pass through. There’s about 16,000 residents, most of them on the street today. The largest employer here is the […]

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REc Roadtrip – Porritt says Durham’s economic strategy is unbelievably damaging

REc Roadtrip – Porritt says Durham’s economic strategy is unbelievably damaging

Published on August 28, 2012 in Blog, Food with 0 Comments

Yet another beautiful city, is there something about Transition starting up in the more scenic parts of our country? Here in Durham I come across my first Transition Fruit Group, and when I met Jules he was delightedly clutching the papers of incorporation for the brand new enterprise Fruitful Durham which has just emerged blinking […]

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REc Roadtrip – Marsden and Slaithwaite T-Towns: a grower, a baker and a candlestick maker

REc Roadtrip – Marsden and Slaithwaite T-Towns: a grower, a baker and a candlestick maker

Published on August 22, 2012 in Blog, Food, Retail and wholesale with 1 Comment

You might know this place from the movies (well, the Transition Movie 2.0), or from the recent Hairy Biker series that helped establish a meals on wheels service. Or even a setting for Last of the Summer Wine or Where the Heart is. It’s got quite a profile for a small place – Slaithwaite (say […]

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REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Norwich and a working CSA model

REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Norwich and a working CSA model

Published on August 17, 2012 in Blog, Food with 0 Comments

Norwich is a beautiful city, second only to London in importance until the industrial revolution. Within the city boundary live 137,000 inhabitants, but ‘greater Norwich’ – which includes the urban fringes – is more like 230,000. I learn from Chris that it has a strong shoe making history along with textiles and weaving, and “the […]

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REconomy Roadtrip – Sustaining Dunbar, a sustainable model for others?

REconomy Roadtrip – Sustaining Dunbar, a sustainable model for others?

Published on August 6, 2012 in Blog, Energy, Food, Transport with 0 Comments

Dunbar is a small seaside town about 30 miles south east of Edinburgh. Having played a role in the historic wars of our island (once a safe haven for Mary Queen of Scots), it more recently was the birthplace of the ‘world’s first environmentalist’ John Muir before his move to America. It has around 8,000 […]

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