Welcome

  • Apple press in action
  • volunteers working on a site clearence
  • Apple day pressing
    Transition Volunteers preparing apples at a demonstration of our Community Apple press. Buy a share for your own use!

Welcome to Transition Harborough a grass roots community lead environmental group tackling the issues of climate change and Peak Oil through a strategy of re-localisation of goods and services.

Forget the hum drum of environmental and green lobbying and welcome to the empowerment of the community to sculpt its own destiny through its collective genius by re-visioning the purpose of our settlement. Life and Transition should be a party.

Not sure what “Peak Oil” is about then read the Nitty and the Gritty here.

Recent posts

N2 community farm group disappointed

A group of residents from Newcombe Street and Naseby Close (hence N2(squared)), that includes two of our Transition volunteers, have been petitioning Harborough District Council since 2009 to take over a disused garage site. The idea was to buy it … Continue reading

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Apple grafting workshops

The Apple Grafters are creeping up in numbers.  Though this is the quiet season, the roots of ideas for funding the next Grafting Work Shop in February 2015 are growing.  Are you an Apple Guardian yet? We are aiming to … Continue reading

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Foxton Seedy Sunday returns

The absence of the Seedy Sunday event in 2013 has triggered us to contact the founder Meryl Cumber to enquire why this valued event has dropped from the local calendar. It seems that the members of the committee that ran … Continue reading

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Attracting bees to nest in your garden

I’ve been trying for a few years to attract bees to nest in my garden. I get plenty of visitors, but no residents, so I’ve tried harder this year to make by garden more attractive for prospecting queen bees. Queen … Continue reading

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Are you feeling the heat?

For those of us in older homes there is a limit to the simple things that we can do to insulate our homes to improve comfort levels and save money on heating bills. If, like most of us in the … Continue reading

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