Sunday, 22 April 2018

Transition Town Milton Keynes Film Night on Cycling - 26th April

Join us for our next Film Night on 26th April from 6pm at CMK Library. This is a free event although donations are always welcome to help us cover costs. 

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Join Planting Up for their next permablitz - 29th April


Our next permablitz is scheduled for Sunday 29 April from 11am to 1pm for us to spend a couple of hours tidying up the plot.

We like to put these events in the diary for a couple of hours but if the weather's as good as it has been lately we can always stay a bit longer to tinker around and generally have a bit of social time together.

Please bring some snacks for a "Bring & Share" if you'd like to stick around for a bite to eat at lunchtime following the permablitz.

What We'll Be Doing

The bad weather has put things back a little, so this month's garden activities revolve around:
Building up the soil/ mulching
Clearing long grasses and nettles
Tidying up the compost bins
Finding ways of capturing rainwater

Visit the Planting up website for more information about this fantastic project - https://plantingup.co.uk 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Transition Town Milton Keynes AGM - 2nd May

Transition Town Milton Keynes invite you to our AGM on 2nd May 2018 at 6pm, at the Place to Eat Cafe, 2nd floor of John Lewis, Central Milton Keynes. Please see the agenda below. 

Come along and hear about our achievements during the past year, or stand for election onto the committee. We are always looking for new members and would love for you to join us!

Hope to see you there 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

'Living The Change' Film Night - 4th May



Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Friday 4 May 
7.30pm start
Venue: MK Gallery
£6 (concessions £4)

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Citizens MK Accountability Assembly - 24th April

Citizens MK Accountability Assembly is on 24th April from 6.30 - 8.00pm.

Click here to visit their website and book your space


Transition Town Milton Keynes Film Night on Cycling - 26th April

Join us for our next Film Night on 26th April from 6pm at CMK Library. This is a free event although donations are always welcome to help us cover costs. 

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The great Drawdown challenge to reduce our carbon emissions - join the TTMK team!



The Drawdown group have set up a challenge for the 4th to the 25th April to encourage people to reduce their carbon emissions. 

Transition Town Milton Keynes have a Team and are looking for more people to join.  You earn points by taking actions that should lower carbon emissions or Drawdown some of the CO2 that is already up there. The actions are all linked to the 80 most important things we can do globally. The suggestion is to do one action every other day or more if feasible. For more info about the project click here.

At the moment there are 10 UK teams and we are at number 3! 

Email hilariebowman@hotmail.com for more information.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Bee Keeping for Beginners and Improvers


A 23-week bee-keeping course from Westbury Art Centre’s resident bee-keeper, Mike Bensley.

Starting: 4 April from 7pm – 9pm.

Cost: £150

All students will be given hands on experience of handling bees.
Topics covered will include:
  • Apiary hygiene
  • Use of smoker (hive tool)
  • Manipulation of bee colony
  • What to look for: Workers, Queen, Drones, types of cells etc
  • Sealed and unsealed honey
  • Bee dances
  • Diseases
  • Swarm control
  • Queen rearing
  • Catching and hiving a swarm
  • Taking a bee sample
  • Making frames and hive parts

Further details are available from admin@westburyartscentre.co.uk

Planting Up Weekend Perma-blitz



Our permablitz activities are focused on developing our Forest Garden and raised bed planting area using permaculture principles; bringing people together to help each other grow as well as learn and feel closer to the natural world.

Because it’s early days for our project, volunteer activities will revolve around developing the soil, planting beds, composting and capturing rainwater initially.

Our activity list is evolving like this:
Sheet/lasagna mulching to extend the flower beds
Cutting back grass, nettles, brambles etc – at the back of the barn and in the tennis courts
Maintaining the compost heaps / making compost
Making signs for the composting areas – inside & out
Creating rainwater capture & dispersal points – water butts, irrigation hoses etc.
Building raised beds (to go beside the barn)
Planting fruit trees and small shrubs
Developing seedlings for planting out
Planting perennials – like comfrey beside the compost bins
Planting in guilds
Creating plant (public info) signs
Pruning
Composting – trench etc
Mulching – cut and drop, sheet etc
Picking, Eating, Sharing – food, knowledge and recipes…

Everyone is welcome to join in.

We run a permablitz every 3rd Saturday and the last Wednesday of every month.

To find out more or confirm your attendance please contact us or email: info@plantingup.co.uk

We’ll provide some tools, guidance, drinks and a friendly atmosphere.


Date:March 17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westbury Arts CentreFoxcovert Road, Shenley Wood
Milton Keynes, MK5 6AA United Kingdom

Visit the Planting Up website for more information 

Friday, 9 March 2018

Book Swap - 11th March


2.30—5 p.m.
SUNDAY 11th March
in SUDGROVE HOUSE LOUNGE

Tea, cake and books

Please come along, bring books to swap—you can bring as many as you wish

Carol 677730 carolbarac136@btinternet.com