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Posts from ‘April, 2012’

PEAK oil may force farmers to change the way they farm and where they export, according to Sydney University Agriculture and Environment senior lecturer Dr Lindsay Campbell.

  PEAK oil may force farmers to change the way they farm and where they export, according to Sydney University Agriculture and Environment senior lecturer Dr Lindsay Campbell. Mr Campbell believes farmers will face an increase in the price of chemicals, nitrogen, phosphate and freight costs, caused by increasing energy costs stemming from peak oil. [...]

Transition Cafe – Thursday 3rd May 2012

This is a  informal meeting, open to everyone, come when you can between 5pm and 7pm, the first Thursday of each month. Come along and catch up with local groups and projects focused on creating a just and sustainable future for the town. Venue: The Kitchen on Great Moor St Time: you are welcome anytime [...]

Transition cafe – 5th April 2012

Topics discussed included Meadows in parks – would need someone to link into Bolton council Green space. Some work being carried out with groundwork and friends of parks in Bolton – but could also link into Friends of the earth Bee project. Try and organise a Bee Walk on 7 Acres in may 2012 possible [...]

Rivington spring wild food foray – Sat 21st April

Rivington spring wild food foray is an informal knowledge share event bringing together anyone who has a desire to learn more about the food that grow wild locally. We have no experts leading this, we will rely on each other. Please bring and wild food guides, basket/containers to collect plants. The aim is to meet at outside [...]

Backsbottom Farm visit with Horwich Harvest

Friday 13th April 2012 Five volunteers from Horwich Harvest made a trip to Lancaster (Wray) to visit Backsbottom Farm and The Middlewood Trust. Here are a few photo’s and notes to help remember a few snippits from the vast amount of knowledge that was shared by Rod Everett.               [...]

Respect Me, Respect You Event – Sat 21st & Sun 22nd April

RESPECT ME – RESPECT YOU LEAFLET 2012 A4 double sided1 “Respect Me, Respect You” is a multi-cultural and intergenerational event taking place to bring people of all ages and cultures together to help make a difference in Halliwell. The event will promote a mix of international entertain-ment, music, dance and foods produced by local voluntary [...]

Our political leaders, economists and captains of industry haven’t really cottoned on, blinded by the growth story

Where are we going as a culture?