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Transition Town Brixton Newsletter, December 2017
TTB news, events, investment opportunities..
  1.  TONIGHT: "Selling and Enterprise" local food event at OPN.
  2. TTB and IEL at the LCS (??!)
  3. Remakery news and events
  4. Vauxhall Energy funded and generating
  5. ​Brixton Energy/Repowering London/Energy Garden news
  6. Incredible Edible Lambeth news
  7. Open Project Night news and report.

TONIGHT 'Selling and Enterprise' local food event
Monday 16 July, 6.30-9pm, at Open Project Night
Impact Hub Brixton, Pop Brixton, SW9 8PQ

..to inspire and inform local food projects (not just growing projects) about how they can make a bit of money by selling stuff - not just food. We will share what has worked and get input from experts. 

Reserve your FREE TICKETS or just turn up.


TTB at Lambeth Country Show Brockwell Park
Sat and Sun 21-22 July in the Flower Zone.

TTB and Incredible Edible Lambeth are partnering to offer a large space for Brixton Pound, Remakery Brixton, Brixton Energy, local food growing projects like Loughborough Farm, Brixton People's Fridge, Divest Lambeth and more. We'll be in the Flower Zone, next to the queue for the veg sculpture. Do join us for a chat or as a volunteer. Email us.


Remakery news and events.

at the Remakery unless stated, 51 Lilford Road, SE5 9HY
OPEN WORKSHOP NIGHTS Every Thursday evening 6.00-9.00 ​Come, see the place, think about making something from the amazing store of materials.
BIKE REPAIR SESSIONS Every Saturday from midday.

MAKERS FORUM 26 July 6-9pm Monthly event for people who know they are makers. Lots of advice, networking, how to workshops. Read more here

The Remakery is headlining alongside Upcycle on the Brixton Design Trail, 15-23 September - watch out for news of competitions

Details of Remakery's plans for 2018, opening times, etc are here. Become a member here. Become a volunteer or a director here. Sign up for excellent Remakery newsletters here. Contact Sam the Remakery Coordinator here.


Vauxhall Energy funded and generating

Vauxhall Energy has installed a 65 kW solar array on 5 buildings of the Vauxhall Gardens estate in south London, SE11. The project is community owned, with the overwhelming support of local residents, the residents' association, local businesses, ward councillors and the borough council. £54,741 was raised of the £50,430 goal from 81 investors.
https://www.repowering.org.uk/projects/vauxhall-energy


The Energy Garden Bond Offer is here
Repowering London's Energy Garden project is the world’s first citywide combined community energy and gardening project. By engaging with local communities, landowners and businesses, the project aims to create a network of interconnected community Energy Gardens at London’s Overground rail stations.

You can become an investor member by clicking here. 11 days remaining! The Energy Garden Community Bond is the first Innovative Finance (IF) ISA registered community energy project.

Energy Gardens has transformed 100’s of square metres of rail side land into food production across 30 stations, engaged 67 community groups in its well-being programme, created biodiversity refuges for hedgehogs, bats, bees and birds, established the first air quality monitoring programme on the London Overground Network, provided a paid, accredited training programme for 10 young people and educated over 1500 children through our schools programme.Watch these amazing videos about Energy Garden on the World Economic Forum and ITV News.


Incredible Edible Lambeth news
In April IEL did a very successful guided walk of Brixton food growing projects most of which feature on their printed map. More to come. Watch the IEL website.

The new
IEL Discussion Forum is up and running on the IEL website. It includes a wants and offers board, and lots of themed discussions. Join IEL and register. We hope to enable Local Food projects to do events and sell more local produce at the Urban Food Fortnight, 21 Sept - 7 Oct. If you want to get involved email us. Watch out for IEL's regular column in the Brixton Bugle.


OPN news
Open Project Night is 2 years old. Founded by the Impact Hub and Transition Town Brixton it continues to be the 'watering-hole for community organising in Brixton' every Monday night. See here for the progress report


 



Keep cool and carry on

The TTB Team.



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