Transitioning out of winter

Dear Transitioners

Surely this cold winter will end?  In the belief that it will, our minds are turning to our green spaces.  These have been a core Transition Monmouth activity starting in September 2009 with our, now nicely maturing, community orchard on Two River Meadow.  We have also planted woodland areas and hedges, and developed wildflower areas, pollinator gardens and community gardens.  These are all on public land with much of the maintenance undertaken by Nigel Leaworthy’s marvellous MCC green spaces team.

But – an eye still needs to be kept on their development and a bit of work undertaken on, for example, the No Dig community garden at Monmouth Comprehensive School, and I am getting too old and frail to continue to do this so – this is an appeal for someone to take over, please.  The various areas are well documented and I will of course help in any way I can, particularly admin.  Please let me know if you are interested in taking this on or would like more information – or phone 01600 715065.

We have our Members’ Meetingthis coming Tuesday, 14 March at 7.30 via Microsoft Teams to discuss Green Grow/Green Spaces, Friends of the Lower Wye, the website, future events, and anything else that you would like to talk about.  Please come and have your say:-

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Meeting ID: 386 880 605 451 – Passcode: fZj8kP

Before that we have our big annual pruning event – at our Community Orchard on Two River Meadow – Sunday 12 March from 2pm to 4pm – under the expert guidance and tuition of Helena Ronicle.  All welcome.  Please bring what pruning tools you have, including small hand saws but no steps or ladders.  And there will, of course, be cake!

A few more dates for your diaries:-

Saving the Rainforests – Monmouth’s Response:  Nicky James from Size of Wales – Thursday 30 March, 7pm at Bridges – an ACE Monmouth event – all welcome!

Waste – What Waste? – a community event about rubbish – sustainable fashion, seed swap, repair café etc – Saturday 1 April, 11am till 3pm at Llangrove Village Hall

Hydrogen Powered Life:  Prof Averil Macdonald – Monday 24 April, 7pm at Bridges – an ACE Monmouth event – all welcome!

Energy Savings in the Home:  Tuesday 16 May, 2.30pm at Bridges – a U3A event but non-members welcome for a small charge

Working Together – Saving the Wye:  Friends of the Lower Wye – Friday 19 May, 7pm at Bridges – participants to include both the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales

Lots of interesting stuff to save our precious planet – we look forward to seeing you!

Vivien Mitchell