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Marian farrell's Blog – March 2009 Archive (4)

Smart Community Fife

At the Transition Omagh meeting on Sunday I heard about the Fife diet - a project where some Fife people are being monitored as they only eat local food for a year. I went looking and found this very interesting and effective approach to community awareness raising.

Added by marian farrell on March 31, 2009 at 17:57 — No Comments

Transition Cafe

The first Transition Cafe on Saturday 28th March in Belmont Playtrail Eco-House was a very enjoyable way of getting to know like-minded people, sharing knowledge and skills and planning some actions. Around thirty adults attended for all or part, some staying from Derry City Council's Biodiversity workshop in the morning. (I am following up Julie's suggestion for a pond in a bucket - I'm interested in having frogs to eat my slugs). Babies… Continue

Added by marian farrell on March 29, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

A Farm for the Future

This is an inspirational film - Rebecca Hosking's personal journey towards learning how to maintain her father's Devon farm in a sustainable way, it also pulls together key thinkers on Climate Change, Peak Oil and Biodiversity. After watching it, I am looking for training in Urban Forest Gardening.

It was first shown on BBC2 Friday 20th February and now due to popular demand, the programme is being screened for a second time on BBC2 Saturday 4th April at 5.20pm.

It can also be watched… Continue

Added by marian farrell on March 29, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

EarthHour

Earth Hour

March 28, 2009 8:30 – 9:30 pm



A global event created to symbolize that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change



March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm tens of millions of people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together once again to make a bold statement about their concern about climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their… Continue

Added by marian farrell on March 21, 2009 at 8:00 — No Comments

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