Transition Town Poole meeting 10 March 2010

Our Second meeting at Coffee, Cakes and Candy in Poole High Street

Facilitated by Cherry

15 of us met upstairs in the coffee shop, opened especially for us.

Went around the room introducing ourselves, and talking briefly about why we  are here.

Question of how Permaculture ties into Transition. Gary has been moved to produce a page explaining this http://transitionpoole.org.uk/?page_id=345

Ran through the list of 16 projects last time, in hope of pushing forwards on just a couple of these more rapidly.

Discussion around

Consumer co-operative

  • Christine offered that she has some space in her flat in the town centre.
  • Gwyn offered that he drives to Bristol regularly, and could perhaps bring back produce if they allow customers at the door.
  • Someone had mentioned to Andy that the Dorchester group have some software to make it easy for people to highlight what they want from the  catalogue to build an order. Prepared to be involved to get the first order going.
  • see http://transitionpoole.org.uk/?page_id=236

Abundance

Main topic of discussion – see http://transitionpoole.org.uk/?page_id=287

Cherry, Gwyn and Andy agreed to get together to try and map out what we need to do to achieve something this year. Lots of great ideas, but may want to pace ourselves to something deliverable.

Seed Swap / awareness raising

Tony Hamilton is happy for us to share the Poole Agenda 21 stand that is montly outside Sainsburys. Various people had saved seed, especially pumpkin and runner bean. Christine and Harriet  to design leaflets that would double as a seed packet.

Garden parties

People keen to adopt this idea, but nothing came forwards as a project to do. Either need a significant job that many hands make light work, or a skills sharing opportunity, with an excuse to have some food and drink to celebrate completion.

Crafts

Sue very keen to promote crafts, including but not restricted to Mors bags. http://transitionpoole.org.uk/?page_id=10

A Bun Dance

Following a snip in the film last night, Gwyn is  keen to organise a “50 mile” party where everything must come from within a 50 mile radius. Perhaps as part of the Dorset Food Week in October . Alternative to A Bun Dance is Scare City.