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.
We are beginning preparation for Potato Day 2015, our 7th annual event. Thank you if you responded to our recent survey about Potato Day 2014, the information you gave is of great value to us.
We have decided to hold a special meeting of Transition Chesterfield called 'All About Potatoes!'. This will be an open evening to talk about potatoes - different varieties - different growing methods - pests and diseases - problems and solutions - and your experience of growing and cooking different varieties this year.
Our next Potato Day will take place on Saturday 31st January 2015 at the Pavements Shopping Centre, Chesterfield from 10am to 2pm. We will have seed potatoes, onion and shallot sets, garlic bulbs for sale. New this year we will also be supplying many varieties of pea and bean varieties also at discount prices.
We will operate, as usual, with a further discount for Pre-Orders and our brochure will be available at our next Open Meeting on Thursday 9th October, which will have an agenda 'All About Potatoes!'.
We have confirmed the following workshops - we are still arranging others. We need a certain number of participants to make running any of these worthwhile, so if you know someone who may be interested please pass details on to them. Alternatively, if you know about a public noticeboard in a hall or Community Centre we might be able to put a poster on, let us know who to contact about doing so at the email address below.
We'll be holding a picnic, everyone welcome, on August 30th at Queens Park. Bring some food to share, a blanket and any appropriate games to play. We'll meet at the Bandstand from about 12; if it's wet we can go to the cafe instead.
As this is the time of year when gardens, allotments and hedgerows are at their most productive, for the next few months we'll be holding regular produce swaps at Green Drinks. This is held on the first Wednesday of the month at The White Swan, St. Mary's Gate - it's across the road from the church. We meet up from about 7:30.
At the October Brampton Food Fair (on the 4th) we will be holding a Seed Swap, as well as pressing apples and (hopefully) presenting something by our Drama Group. If you want to take part in the Seed Swap (vegetables only) you need to start planning now, as you'll need to let some plants run to seed, then harvest, dry and store whatever you want to use to swap.
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the bread making workshop on Saturday (19th) - we will try to re-schedule it for later in the year. If you were hoping to be there you can go to the Inkerman Buzz instead...