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  • May 2009

    Posted on July 31st, 2009 admin No comments

    Welcome to Buck the Trend’s May e-bulletin

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    (1) TAKE ACTION: cycle path linking Buckfastleigh with Dartington / Totnes
    (2) Permaculture magazine – free copies available

    (3) Wild Food Walk

    (4) Wild Food Walk – by the coast
    (5) BTT Energy group
    (6) Next BTT Forum
    (7) Devon Faiths Forum AGM
    (8) Transition morning
    (9) Green stuff in Guardian Money section

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    (1) TAKE ACTION: CYCLE PATH LINKING BUCKFASTLEIGH WITH DARTINGTON/TOTNES

    The cycle path from Totnes to Buckfastleigh currently stops at the Steiner School but a campaign is underway to extend it to Buckfastleigh, ideally alongside the river. Devon County Council may fund this if there is enough support for the scheme.

    Please voice your support for the extended cycle path by emailing Edward Chorlton at Devon County Council: edward.chorlton@devon.gov.uk.

    To find out more contact Malcolm Day (maydaycall@btinternet.com) of the Steiner Transport Action Group.

    (2) PERMACULTURE MAGAZINE – FREE COPIES AVAILABLE

    Are you interested in some back issues of the excellent Permaculture magazine? We’ve been given approximately 30 magazines to go to a good home(s). If no takers then they’ll be donated to the paper recycling bank.

    (3) WILD FOOD WALK

    At the end of May, about 20 Trend-Buckers and friends met at Holy Trinity Church for a Wild Food Walk led by Fiona Campbell. For two hours we wandered, nibbling our way along the hedgerows and lanes surrounding the church. Fiona told us about various hunter-gatherer tribes she’s visited, learning how we all used to forage from the wild. Everyone went home with increased knowledge and confidence about what to pick and how to eat it (raw, cooked…) and the benefits of raw food: boosting health; regaining faith in nature and our place in the world; utterly fossil fuel-free as far as the growing/picking goes.
    Many thanks to Fiona, and what a lovely way to spend time locally and with local people.

    (4) WILD FOOD WALK – BY THE COAST

    Would you be interested in a Wild Food Walk with Fiona Campbell by the coast? If yes, please reply stating your availability between 14 – 26th June, and between 5 – 13th July. Please note that this time there will be a charge for the walk of £6 per person.

    (5) BTT ENERGY GROUP

    We will next be meeting on Friday 12th June at 8pm at the Kings Arms (possibly in the garden). The main item on our agenda is next steps for a feasibility study for local energy generation. All welcome!

    (6) NEXT BTT FORUM

    This takes place at 1pm on Saturday 20th June at Ruth and Toby’s land by the road to Pennywell Farm. Ruth and Toby run a veg box scheme, Nature’s Round, and are pursuing a low-impact way of life in general. Come and see their truly inspiring work and find out more about their attempts to live and farm sustainably. Bring food to share for a picnic lunch. Get in touch also if you’d like to liftshare. Again, all welcome!
    (7) DEVON FAITHS FORUM AGM

    The AGM of the Devon Faiths Forum takes place on Tues 7th July and features Guest Speaker Satish Kumar talking on ‘Spirituality, Economics & Ecology: challenges for our times’.

    This takes place at County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, 6.30pm for 7.00pm, with refreshments provided at 6.30pm. For more info or to liftshare contact Clare – clarmort@hotmail.com

    (8) TRANSITION MORNING AT WAYS WITH WORDS

    The Ways with Words Festival at Dartington is holding a Transition Morning on Monday 13th July exploring Transition ideas. The event costs £12 and the closing date for tickets is Sunday 12th July. For more info, including booking info, see http://www.wayswithwords.co.uk/festivals/dartington-hall-18/events/transition-morning-348

    (9) GREEN STUFF IN GUARDIAN MONEY SECTION

    On Sat 9th May the Guardian’s Money section ran several useful features on Greening your home. Links to these are at http://browse.guardian.co.uk/search/Money?search=green+your+home&sitesearch-radio=Money&N=4294939876&go-guardian=Search