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.

Transition Picnic and Produce Swaps

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.

Seed Swap and video.

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.

Bread making workshop

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...

July events

As you'll see from the panel on the right, the rest of July is a busy time for us. This Thursday (the 10th) we'll be holding our regular meeting, open to all, but upstairs at The Market pub (New Square) as the Assembly Rooms will be closed. On the 12th (Saturday) there's the Bakewell Green Festival; not one of our events, so not in the panel, but with lots happening and well worth a visit, details at: http://www.bakewellgreenfestival.org/.

Open meeting - location change

Due to industrial action, we won't be able to use our usual meeting room at the Market Hall for the Open Meeting on the 10th - we'll be upstairs in The Market pub (more or less opposite the entrance to the Assembly Rooms) instead.

A couple of non-Transition events

This Sunday, Rufford Close Allotments are holding an Open Day in aid of the Air Ambulance. Allotments are an important part of the drive to help people produce their own food and you can learn lots from how different people cultivate theirs, so the opportunity to visit others can be very useful. 2-4, Rufford Close.

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