Just sharing Transitions Fod New updates w/e 29 Oct

JCB up the garden path
JCB up the garden path at Yorkley Court Farm

        all these items encourage you to respond- make your own choices- there is a Transition contact below

Draft Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire 2016 will be available for you to view and comment between the following dates:

Start date: 29/09/16 08:45

End date: 24/11/16 00:00

Please select the following link to view this event:



Private Eye takes a stance on waste incineration: “Fuel’s gold – Incinerator schemes are demonstrating that, as well as damaging air quality, burning waste is an expensive, er, waste of money.”  Seems like you need to burn things like paper, plastic and compostables to get enough heat out of waste to produce the promised returns… well who’d have thought it?  What was that saying? Garbage in, ….


Report on American agribusiness with no surprises: http://www.ewg.org/release/think-us-agriculture-will-end-world-hunger-think-again-says-new-report

(thanks to Oxford Real Farming Conference for this)


OK, what’s on around the Forest?

Thursday October 27th – LAST THURSDAY! – Feliks Tabis and his Paris Cafe Swing Band – 7-30pm Evergreen Hall Broadwell GL16 7BN


Friday October 28th: Fundraiser for FOOF at Artspace, Cinderford: LIBRES, songs from the Spanish Revolution.  Doors open at 7.  Suggested donation £5.  Performed by Pilar Lopez (voice), Jack Young (spanish guitar) and special guest Cristina Solana (voice and guitar)

more info: pilarawa.wordpress.com – libres project https://pilarawa.wordpress.com/libres-project-songs-from-the-spanish-revolution/


First ever Forest Authors’ Festival to be held on Friday 28th and 29th October at the Main Place:

Popup shops,  creative workshops, storytelling sessions, interviews, …

Authors need to contact the Coleford Area Partnership at The Main Place to find out more.  There will be no charge made to bring their work along to the Pop-up Shop and light refreshments will be available on both days between 10.00am and 5.00pm.

“I’ve bought Two Goldfish”  is an extra event on friday 28th 7pm upstairs in Main Place local writers writing for performance- all welcome

To contact the Coleford Area Partnership email info@main-place.org.uk or telephone 01594 836469 between 9.00am and 1.00pm Monday to Friday.  Alternatively, write to the Coleford Area Partnership at Office 7, The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8RH.


Transition Chepstow Apple Day:  Sunday 30 October, 11 o’clock at the Drill Hall, Chepstow



RAGMANS are holding a One Day Practical Biofertiliser and Fermenting Course at Ragmans on the 25th November 9.30am-4.30pm £75.

A chance to learn how to regenerate farm and garden systems using home produced Biofertiliser, Native micro organisms, Aerobic and Anaerobic compost teas and ‘Apichi’ for natural pest control.

Over the course of the day you will be collecting native microbes to make cheap but effective natural fertilisers and tonics for the plant and soil. The day will be practically orientated although there will be a chance to discuss and learn some principles, objectives and strategies of Regenerative Agriculture.

By the end of the day you will have the practical knowledge to make your own preparations at home, and a ‘starter kit’ of resources to take home with you.

See all their courses here: http://www.ragmans.co.uk/learn_with_us/courses/

Enquiries:  01594 860244 / info@ragmans.co.uk
United Nations University / Regional Centre for Sustainability Education Severn Forum are offering FREE places at a seminar “How can we best collaborate for change towards sustainability in our communities?” featuring Dr John Blewitt, Green House think tank & Dr Jenneth Parker, Schumacher Institute.  Monday 14 th November 2016 – 11.00 – 3.00pm, Fullwood House (FW015), Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Please RSVP brainbow@glos.ac.uk/ 01242 715395 as a sustainable buffet lunch will be provided

for Transition: Forest of Dean



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.