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.
As part of the Abundance campaign we collected some of our favourite recipes and printed a booklet of them. This has proved very popular, so we thought we'd make it more widely available - you can download it here, of from the link on the right.
On the 27th November, we will be hosting a Transition Café, to be held in Belper. This is a get-together not only of Transition groups but any organisations or individuals who try to live by sustainable environmental standards. Each participant will have a few minutes to tell their story – how they came about, what their aims are and how they’re trying to achieve them.
Next years Potato Day will be on January 25th, hopefully at The Pavements as usual; if not somewhere else in central Chesterfield. Due to much better growing conditions for our suppliers we can keep our prices the same as last year; as always you can save money by pre-ordering - download the order form here. There's lots more information in our new Potato Day pages, click on the link on the right to access them.
We've now had a few picking days for our Abundance campaign and have accumulated masses of apples; it's been an exceptional year for most fruit. We'll be juicing some at the Brampton Food Fair on the 5th October, all help welcome, and handing out free tasting samples - we should also have our own little apple recipe booklet available. Given the amount of fruit, we would like some help distributing it; we have phone numbers of organisations that may be interested, but we need someone to focus on that part of the campaign.
We've been adding more skills to those available at our Repair Cafe on the 12th October. They will be a plumber - we don't expect you to bring your plumbing, but he'll be on hand to listen to problems and give advice - and someone who can look at small metal items like jewellery. We've also got a model train expert and someone who can fix wooden items. Not all the repairers will be there all day, but whatever you bring we'll try our best to fix it.
On October 12th we will be holding a Repair Café at the Lifehouse Church, on Chatsworth Road. Repair Cafes are an idea originating in Holland, aiming to encourage people to fix things rather than just throw them away, wasting the materials, energy and time that went into their original manufacture and contributing to the increasing problems of landfill, pollution and general environmental degradation.