“Tomorrow” film the best film on Climate Change for years

Documentary film “Tomorrow”

50 people gathered in the wonderful old barn at Stonehill House to watch the film, “Tomorrow” (“Demain” in French) on May 17th. Many of them braved the rain for a conducted tour of Stonehill Community Garden first, with its raised beds, chickens, cob pizza oven and fruit cages. Some even sampled the compost toilet!

The consensus was that the film is by far the best approach to climate change we have seen for a long time, showcasing people getting together to make a difference, whether growing food in urban market gardens in Detroit, mending bicycles in Totnes, spending local currency in Bristol or  kicking out the corrupt bankers in Iceland. 

Rob Hopkins was funny and relaxed in Totnes, the home of Transition Towns, while in India the ecologist and activist Vandana Shiva encouraged, not disobedience, but obedience to the “higher laws” of Gaia and of human rights. Another Indian activist, in the tiny village of Kuthambakkam, showed how democracy at the village level can improve the environment and transform people’s lives.

If you missed the film, there is still a chance to borrow a DVD and watch it at home. Email carbon.cutters@gmail.com with your phone number and the day you would like to borrow it.

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St Nicolas Church local produce market re-starts!

On Friday 24th March the local produce market in the little garden beside St Nicolas Church will start again.

Those delicious cakes, conserves, eggs, veg and fruits will again be on sale between 11 and 1 – but get there early, it sells out fast!

As last year, the market is there for anyone with produce to sell. If you have a surplus, contact Gilly Osborne on gho@dial.appleinter.net to let her know. You will need to take your goods there by 11am and collect any money or unsold produce at 1pm (This is very important!). Any unclaimed money goes to the church funds.

Spinach and rhubarb!

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AGM & meadow walk

21 people gathered in the lovely surroundings of St Ethelwolds garden to hold our AGM.

Meeting in the garden

Carbon Cutters 2016 AGM in the garden at St Ethelwolds House.

We accepted the accounts for 2015 – 2016, heard Cliff’s Review of the year, and brainstormed some possible ideas for the coming year. 

The minutes are available on request from carbon.cutters@gmail.com 

 

As the shadows lengthened we made our way to the Edible Abingdon beds at Old Station House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then to the ones at the ice-cream kiosk on Abbey Meadow

 

then to the Wildflower meadow

 

 

and finally to the bee-friendly perennial beds by the children’s playground.

 

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