Transition Town Poole brings together people wanting to learn more about living lighter on the planet, providing a forum to share ideas and tips. We want a better Poole that is low-carbon, socially just, healthier, economically sustainable and gentle on the Earth.
We try to support and create positive projects for change, helping people to reskill for a low-carbon economy, to be less reliant on oil, to reduce their personal carbon footprint, and to rebuild a sense of community.
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Events Coming Up – Poole and surrounding area
For obvious reasons in 2020 we’ve not been meeting in person, but we have a lively Facebook group and some of us have met up for online conversations either organised by Transition Town Poole or by other related local organisations.
Sadly, we were unable to hold our annual Apple Day in Poole High Street in 2020. We do hope to be back in October 2021 and to renew our efforts to save food waste by rescuing locally grown fruit that would otherwise get unused.
Meanwhile Turner’s Nursery Community Orchard (a Transition Town Poole project) has monthly workdays with social distancing through the summer months when possible. They happen once a month on the first Saturday of each month.
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Some of our projects:
Previously we’ve held an annual Apple Day in Poole High Street, where donated locally grown apples get scratted and crushed and turned into delicious juice for all to try. We hope to return to this next year. We have apple pressing equipment that can be hired by local community groups. Our Abundance project aims to cut down on food waste by redistributing locally grown fruit that otherwise goes to waste.
Friends of Turner’s Nursery Community Orchard
In 2010 Transition Town Poole helped a group of local residents to save a much-loved bit of green space in Upper Parkstone from development. A wildlife-friendly community orchard of 34 fruit and nut trees has been planted surrounded by hedgerows. Regular workdays and social events are held in the orchard. Contact: Friendsofturnersnursery@gmail.com
Poole Tidal Energy Partnership (PTEP) aims to harness the potential energy within Poole Harbour in a manner that is economically sustainable; is sensitive to the local environment; and contributes to the region’s aspirations for clean energy. See www.ptep.co.uk/
In 2018 we supported Felicity Rice in setting up Fizz Bikes, a scheme to get people using electric bikes for their daily commute.
Abundance is all about saving waste fruit from the bin. We help to gather up fruit from gardens where the owners are unable to harvest it and we distribute to charities, lunch clubs, food banks, etc. Every year we hold a popular Apple Pressing event in Poole High Street, showing how surplus fruit can be turned into delicious juice. We also have an apple press which we hire out to schools and other organizations. Contact Cherry via email@example.com
Poole Food Coop
A group of families in Poole club together to order ethical, good-quality food and ecological household goods in bulk from Essential Coop, Bristol about every 4 weeks.
Transition BH Green Drinks
In pre-Covid times Green Drinks was an informal opportunity to talk about green issues with likeminded folk. https://transitionbournemouth.wordpress.com/bh-green-drinks/
If you live, work or play in Poole, you are invited to join the group, or just to take some of our ideas and apply them to your own life.
Check out our friends over in Bournemouth at transitionbournemouth.org.uk