What a difference – This week BamNuttal, an engineering company currently working in Forres, gave TTF a facelift!
They give community benefit in places they work and we are the proud recipients of a new toilet block which will ensure that the door no longer blows off when you use the facilities.
They also made a great big additional raised bed by the disabled access on the north side of the building. This will give much needed extra space for vegetables come spring, and it will ensure the path for wheelchair access will not be used as a drive way but will remain useful for its purpose.
As if that was not enough they also brought in a digger to remove a lot of weeds from two areas which will give us additional growing space come spring.
All in all – fantastic work carried out in a blink of an eye.
Transition Town Forres extends a great big THANK You to BamNuttal for this work.
At our EGM on Saturday 22/11 we elected to co opt the following new directors:
Kristy Puplett, Deborah Hockney, Jenny Smith, Chas Rodger, Ludwig Appeltans, Celia McKenna & Yvonne Moore.
Welcome to the board of TTF.
We also said good bye to George Goudsmit who has served on the board for exactly three years. Thank you George for your support.
TTF together with partners across Moray have been awarded support from NHS for an exciting food program. Courses will start in January.
Eat healthy, live longer with TTF’s fab foods programme…
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.
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
Earthtime 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.
Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 11:30 am
More details and registration on the Earthtime website.
- Sat 11 January, 2014
- TTF Centre
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
- Have lunch with us
- Attend a Good Food demo
For more information, please contact TTF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Marcus, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
** 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carin (01309 691 551) or Claralynn (07921 211 434).
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.
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.
As 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.
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.
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.
– 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
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.
Look forward to seeing you there!
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.
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.
FORRES, 25 April 2013 — Transition 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
Our Swedish visitors loved what they saw in Moray. More details about the visit to follow soon. Read the rest of this entry
The renovation work on our pavilion at Bogton Road is progressing well.
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
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