Welcome to Transition Chesterfield! We're an inspiring community group aiming to make Chesterfield more resilient and sustainable. We want to create positive local solutions to the twin challenges of 'peak oil' and climate change, and make our town a better place to live. You can catch up on our latest news on this home page, or have a look round the rest of the website to to find out about upcoming events, general background, useful links, contact details and more.
All are welcome to attend the Permaculture evening on Thursday 12th February at The Assembly Rooms, above the Market Hall. The speaker for the evening will be Paul Paine of Ecoworks in Nottingham (7pm-9pm).
The Permaculture method of growing is closely alligned with the Transition movement and promises to be of interest to a lot of our growers.
Please join us at Unit 25 (ex- Early Learning Centre) of The Pavements Shopping Centre Chesterfield on Saturday 31st January 2015 from 10am to 2pm. See our website: www.potatoday.org.uk
Growers can find a wide variety of seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots, garlic, pea and bean seeds of the best quality. We will also be holding a FREE seed swap, FREE potato dishes to try, 25% off Mr Fothergill's 2015 vegetable seeds and details of some interesting new events later this year!
Aimed at children and families in February half-term we will be joining National Trust staff to run this event where we will donate surplus seed potatoes after Potato Day. It is part of The National Trust's '50 things to do before you are 11 3/4' project.
The 'drop-in' event runs between 11am and 3pm at The Stableyard on Thursday 12th February 2015.
Our pruning workshop briefing taking place at Inkerman Cottages prior to going out in the snow to the community orchard.
Potato Day this year will take place in Unit 25 of The Pavements Shopping Centre, Chesterfield town centre. This shop unit was formerly 'The Early Learning Centre' and recently 'The Calendar Shop'.
The Mayor will open Potato Day at 10am and if you have made a pre-order you can collect these from 9.30am.
Please see the website dedicated to this event at: www.potatoday.org.uk
We've an updated version of recipes from our recent food workshops: download them here.