The team at Transition Kentish Town has been asked by the most wonderful, inspiring Camden doctor – Dr Jane Myat, from the Caversham NHS Group practice in NW5. Jane has asked us to collaborate on turning a really neglected, derelict huge courtyard to be found between Leighton Rd and Peckwater, NW5. The site has not been used for years, and is aimed at being turned into a bucolic garden that could really help patients, and bring the community together. Jane’s words of how many of her patients were victims of war, isolated folks, people cut off from society really spoke from the heart. Continue reading
The Listening Space – a truly inspiring new eco-therapy project/community space coming to Kentish Town
Transition Kentish Town invites you to join us in a viewing of this inspiring documentary. It’s a positive response to the global ecological crisis and a celebration of local people all over the world who are creating innovative solutions.
When: Monday 17 October
Where: The Grafton (upstairs), 20 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3LG
by Shelia Hayman
In 1993 I was making a Horizon film about how digital technology was going to change everything, and inevitably one of the places we filmed was Seattle, the home of Microsoft. It was February and freezing cold, but looking out of my hotel room window, I saw a queue of people – at least ten of them – standing in sub zero temperatures, patiently waiting to get into one of the shops on the square.
That was my first glimpse of Starbucks. Plenty of people must have had holidays in Italy and come back thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be good to have coffee bars like that at home, where you can stop off on the way to work and get a really good coffee and a bun in a few minutes?’ But they had done it. They had not only injected it with American gigantism, they had wrapped it in the American dream – the dream that if you buy something, it will change your life.
NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR PLANT HEALTH.
Most people use pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers as they don’t feel they have any other choice. There are however, lots of solutions to keep pests and diseases away through natural controls, to create a balanced eco system. Below is a list of ideas all of which will help form a part of an integrated pest management plan: Continue reading