TTF’s “Fab Foods” Programme

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Eat healthy, live longer with TTF’s fab foods programme…

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Delta Force visits TTF

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Delta Force from Elgin visited TTF on 8th April.
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Car boot sales – now on every Sunday at TTF

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Seed Swap 12 noon -2pm, Sat 5 April

Bring along your extra seeds to swap or share with others. TTF will have some small envelopes available but please bring any of your own to put seeds in. Open packs that have traces of mould or seeds stuck together should be avoided. You can trade seeds, seedlings, plants and garden equipment or you can just come to buy if you don’t have anything to trade. If you want to trade in LETS please bring your LETS chequebook. seedswap

CONGRATULATIONS! Transition Town Forres took first place in the Environment category in the TSI Moray Social Enterprise Awards on Friday 14 March. Richard Lochhead MSP presented the award to TTF member Chas Rodger, and singled out TTF’s electric vehicle charging station as key to our success. We also received a nomination in the Innovation category.

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Chas Rodger collects the award on behalf of TTF

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Bumblebee Talk, Sunday 16 March, 2.30pm

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Free REHIS Nutrition Course

foodttfTransition Town Forres and Community Food Moray are offering a free REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland) nutrition course in March. This is an Elementary Food and Health (Nutrition) course giving a recognised certificate administered through REHIS.

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Tattie Day and Apple Day, March 8th and 12th

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March Cooking Classes

March cooking classes

More cooking classes Feb 18th, 19th & 23rd (Tuesday, Wedn & Sunday)

Our classes are becoming popular. Last week we cooked with Sam, Carin and Mingming, all yummy dishes and judging from the feedback our participants were happy and well fed.
This week we cook on Tuesday 18th, Wedn 19th and Sunday 23rd (only a few places left).
Book your place by email to TTForres@gmail.com

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Soup recipe

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Cooking Classes at TTF – Feb 12th, 14th, 15th

This month we’re running three cooking courses – “Free From” Food, Confidence to Cook and Healthy Chinese Cooking. Full details in the flyer below:
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Earthtime Toddler Adventures in TTF Community Garden

ImageEarthtime will be hosting fun, creative and exploring sessions for children aged 2-5 at our pods in TTF Community Garden at Bogton Road on 18 February. The sessions will focus on all aspects of gardening with children e.g. growing vegetables, gardening for wildlife, projects to take home.

Aimed at 2–5-year-olds accompanied by an adult.

Price: £5.00

Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 11:30 am

More details and registration on the Earthtime website.

Sat 11 Jan – Free Talk: Losing Weight is Not About Dieting

pink ladyCome and hear Jo Smithson talk about how to lose weight forever, including Jo’s personal weight loss story and the opportunity to talk to previous participants from Jo’s Lighten Up programme.

  • Sat 11 January, 2014
  • 2-4pm
  • TTF Centre

More details on our Bulletin Board and on Jo’s website, Embody Empower.

Sat 25 Jan – Volunteer Recruitment Drive & Good Food demo

volunteer recruitmentInterested in volunteering for Transition Town Forres?

Come to the Volunteer Recruitment Drive on:

Saturday 25 Jan 2014
11 am – 3 pm
TTF Centre Bogton Road (IV36 3TW)

  • find out the How & Why of volunteering with TTF
  • become a TTF Volunteer

PLUS

  • Have lunch with us
  • Attend a Good Food demo

For more information, please contact TTF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Marcus, andrea.ttforres@gmail.com.

Permaculture Courses

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Ludwig Appeltans is running an introduction to permaculture on Friday 13th December. He’s also hosting get-together evenings for permaculture enthusiasts and has plans for a full permaculture design course at our centre.

Contact Earth Ways info@earth-ways.co.uk.

 

Apple Trees – Pruning and Grafting courses

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Welcome Day, Sat 28 Sept, 1-4 pm

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Upcoming Events

** 21 SEPT – EVENT – The TTF Centre at Bogton will be part of Culture Day, and volunteers are needed. Have music or artwork to share, or want to help make juices & smoothies? Please contact us if you’d like to help out in any way. And do come along to the Culture Day volunteer session on 10 Sept at 7 pm at Bogton in the new Centre.

** 28 SEPT – EVENT – We have scheduled a WELCOME DAY for Sat 28 Sept, 1-4 pm, a chance for everyone to come see the new Centre and what we’re up to. Are you able to help out in some way? It could be as simple as greeting people or something specific like face-painting, storytelling, or help with organising or promotion, or something else. We welcome your ideas as well as your help. Write ttforres@gmail.com or call Carin (01309 691 551) or Claralynn (07921 211 434).

New TTF Centre open Tues to Sat

Our new Centre is still very bare bones, and we are doing our best to to arrange for volunteers to keep it open 12-2 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Do come down and check it out. Browse our books, read the info sheets & petitions, sign the Visitors book, and see the electric vehicle charging station.

New Centre Wish List

As you know, kitting out a new space requires getting everything, so we’ve developed a Wish List in hopes that you might have something spare that we could use. Contact TTForres@gmail.com if  you have any of the below:

  • Sofa (2-3 seater) and/or armchair in good condition
  • Small coffee table or storage chest
  • Wall clock
  • Cloth to cover our plastic 2×6’ tables
  • Curtains &
  • curtain rails (3x 1m, 1x 2m)
  • Shelving and cabinets (bathroom, kitchen)
  • Cleaning supplies (washing up & hand soap, etc)
  • A guillotine for cutting paper
  • A telephone (answerphone)
  • Books or small items for the Lending Library
  • A sign-out log for the Lending Library
  • Paper Paper-punch
  • Toilet roll holder x2
  • Toilet brush x2
  • Office chairs
  • Cement pain (2 litres)

We anticipate this list will be changing a lot in the first months, so please check back here for the most recent Wish List.

TTF August 2013 Newsletter

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Download the August 2013 newsletter to find out more about our new centre and our new electric vehicle charging station. There’s also a call for volunteers and details of upcoming events.

Land, seeds and stories – The Seed Truck Summer Tour is coming to Forres, 13 August

SeedTruckInverkeithing_002As the first grain ripens this August, the Seed Truck will be setting out across Scotland for a ‘Land, Seeds and Stories’ tour. Travelling  from Ullapool to Aberdeen, this merry band of troubadours will bring a unique blend of storytelling, music, seed saving skills and good craic, and will arrive in Forres on 13th August.

Join TTF to welcome the Seed Truck on 13th August at the Community Garden in Forres, at our newly refurbished Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre from 1-4 pm and 7-9pm.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station – ready to go

Transition Town Forres has successfully raised enough money to install an electric vehicle charging station, donated by  Zero Carbon World, at Bogton Road, Forres.

A huge thank you to all the sponsors who’ve pulled together to make this happen. We’re really excited about this project and we know we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help. Our gratitude goes out to all the donors listed here.

We don’t yet have an installation date, but everything is in place and we’ll keep you updated as the project progresses.

TTF Coffee Morning, Saturday 6th July, 10am-12noon

coffeemorningWe’d love to see you at our fundraising coffee morning this Saturday from 10am to 12 noon at Forres Town Hall.

Come and have a cuppa and a chat and enjoy a relaxing morning. We also need donations and helpers, so please volunteer if you have time.

We need:
- bottles, of any kind (un-opened) for the bottle stall
- raffle prizes, neat, new and tidy
- plants to sell
- home baking

And we need people to:
- pour coffee
- do the dishes
- smile!

If you can spare any time on Saturday morning – anything from half-an-hour to three hours – please come along. We’ll be there from 9am to set up and expect to finish clearing up by 1pm.

All items should be brought to the town hall by 9.30am on Saturday morning, or by arrangement with Sandra MacLennan or Carin Schwartz.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Grant for Findhorn Park Carpool

We’re delighted to hear from the Findhorn Park Carpool that they have been awarded a £30,000 grant for the purchase of three new vehicles by the Scottish Government’s Developing Car Clubs Scotland programme. Read the rest of this entry

Help crowdfund a Forres Electric Vehicle charging station

Zero Carbon World have offered to donate an electric vehicle charging station to Transition Town Forres on the condition we install it in 28 days. Installation costs £600, and we’re crowdfunding to raise that. Can you chip in £5 or £10 to help make it happen? (More if you want to, of course.) We have some cool rewards plus you’ll have our eternal renewable gratitude.

Watch the video below to learn more and visit sponsume to make your donation.

Strengthening Communities – Moray

This video from Highlands and Islands Enterprise introduces several ongoing community investment projects in Moray, including Transition Town Forres.  You can see TTF Director Carin Schwartz talking about our new Environmental Education and Health Living Centre about halfway through the ten-minute clip. The other projects are equally inspiring.

Swedish Visitors – Update

FORRES25 April 2013Transition Town Forres was delighted to welcome 16 visitors from Sweden to Moray on 23-24 April for a tour of local sustainability initiatives. Read the rest of this entry

TTF Awarded Funds for Community Kitchen

Great news! We’ve been awarded £10,000 from the People’s Postcode Fund for our ‘Community Kitchen Startup & Pilot’. 

Swedish visitors “energised” by Moray sustainability

TTF Swedish Sustainability Visitors

Our Swedish visitors loved what they saw in Moray. More details about the visit to follow soon. Read the rest of this entry

Update on Renovation of Pavilion

The renovation work on our pavilion at Bogton Road is progressing well.

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TTF Welcomes Swedish Sustainability Visitors to Moray

Transition Town Forres is delighted to welcome 16 visitors from Sweden to Moray on 23-24 April for a tour of local sustainability initiatives. Read the rest of this entry

Earth Hour 8.30pm 23 March 2013

Join the hundreds of millions across the globe who are celebrating Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 23rd March. Read the rest of this entry

Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre Survey

Tell us what you want to see in our new Environmental Education and Healthy Living Centre by taking part in our survey. Read the rest of this entry

TTF Vacancies

We are growing and need volunteers. Read the rest of this entry

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