Wed, 21/11/2012 - 19:30 - 21:30
Druitt Hall, (off High Street Christchurch, by Library) BH23 1AB.

NOVEMBER 'S Transition Town Christchurch event is a talk by Noel Bergin about the DORSET WILDLIFE TRUST .

The Trust was founded as a charity to promote nature conservation, managing reserves and seeking to improve public appreciation of wildlife. They also influence decision makers and others who affect wildlife, standing up for wildlife against development threats. Demand for housing is putting at risk areas where wildlife flourishes, and the Trust challenges poor development plans and councils’ land use changes where damaging.( READ MORE BELOW)

FILM “A FARM FOR THE FUTURE" by Rebecca Hosking

Wed, 24/10/2012 - 19:30 - 21:30
Druitt Hall, off High Street, Christchurch (by Library) BH23 1AB

DVD-- “A FARM FOR THE FUTURE” by Rebecca Hosking

Wild life filmmaker Rebecca Hosking returned to the family farm in Devon and set out to rethink its future in the light of Peak Oil. Permaculture and Forest gardens are explored and her conclusions are that farms should be more bio-diverse, resilient, beautiful and nourishing than what we have come to view as ‘normal’. An inspired critique of our food production and its security.
Permaculture Magazine said:

Sustainable Communtities Act

Taken from;

The Sustainable Communities Act will only help you and your community IF your council now chooses to ‘opt in’ and use it. But it is not compulsory for them to do so.

Please take action urging your council to opt in to the Act.

There have already been some great results showing how this new process of governance works: For example people in Sheffield have used the Act to protect local Post Offices from closure and increase their usage.

'Drawing on Nature' Short Art Course

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:30 - 12:30
Druitt Hall, (off High Street Christchurch, by Library) BH23 1AB.

Transition Town Christchurch Arts Group
‘Drawing on Nature’ A Short Art Course

Wednesdays 5th, 12th, 19th , 26th September
10:30am – 12:30pm- at Druitt Hall

Inspired by Druitt Woods and a variety of natural objects we will explore a wide range of materials and techniques, including drawing, painting and printmaking.

By the end of this 4-week course, you will have created a number of representations of nature. The course is broken down into specialised weekly sessions co-led by two artists.

Week 1) Location drawing, gathering ideas and inspiration

Meet Dan Fish--"Zero Carbon"

Wed, 26/09/2012 - 19:30 - 21:30
Druitt Hall, (off High Street Christchurch, by Library) BH23 1AB.

Meet Dan Fish—“ Zero Carbon”

Retired engineer Dan Fish and his wife live virtually 'carbon neutral'. Their New Forest house is heavily insulated, they use the sun's energy to heat their water, generate their electricity and charge their electric car. They grow much of their own fruit, vegetables and salads. Dan will describe the technologies involved and the philosophy behind their essentially sustainable lifestyle. Come and get some ideas that will help reduce your energy use --good for the planet and your pocket!
Free event. Refreshments available.

NEWS FLASH: A New Druitt Hall for Christchurch


A New Druitt Hall for Christchurch

The Friends of Druitt Hall are delighted to announce that additional sponsors have now been located to enable a new affordable Town Centre Community Hall to be built as a replacement for Druitt Hall.

Transition Town Christchurch Arts Group

Transition Town Christchurch Arts Group is exploring a new ways of making art which fit with ideals of sustainability. This includes creativity with a low carbon footprint, zero waste and the use of recycled materials, themes from the natural environment, and helping to build community resilience by getting people talking, creating and having fun making art together. Art is communication and a way of seeing. It expresses the artists relationship with self, others and the surrounding environment.

Natural Beekeeping Day with John Haverson

Sat, 08/09/2012 - 09:00 - 16:00
Oak Tree Farm, Highwood, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6AR

We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand we will be holding another Natural Beekeeping Day with John Haverson on Saturday 8th September in East Stoke,Wareham.

This one-day workshop is aimed primarily at beginners but will also benefit more experienced beekeepers wishing to adopt a holistic approach to caring for bees in a Warré hive. The course will cover:

· The life and nature of a bee colony.

· How the expression of that nature can be enabled by a beekeeper using a Warré hive and other modern hives.

Recycling-- Love it, not Hate it!

Wed, 25/07/2012 - 19:30 - 21:30
Druitt Hall, off High Street, (by Library), Christchurch BH23 1AB

This month's TTC event looks at how advances in recycling technology can help save energy and resources, and pollution. But we need PEOPLE POWER to Reduce, Re-use, Re-cycle ( "the 3 Rs") .

To encourage this Matt Boulter from the Dorset Waste Partnership will explain the new scheme being introduced in Christchurch and East Dorset in October, with background information on the latest advances in recycling, and your questions answered.

OPEN DAY at Burton Community Garden

Sat, 09/06/2012 - 10:30 - 13:00
Cowleys Road, Burton

We're having an Open Day to show local people what we have done so far and to encourage them to join us in planting vegs. You'll be welcome to join us as there is masses to do with weeding, hoeing, digging and planting!

Please note there are no facilities on site, ie no toilets, shelter, nor drinking water so bring whatever you need in terms of tools, gloves and refreshments.