Passing on skills and transition of the individual are important parts of the Transition movement and we have embraced them within Transition Hythe. Clearly, there are elements of this within most or all of our general projects but we have also run a series of courses, with others planned.
Those courses have stemmed from the particularly interests, skills and experience of members – do you have something that you could share?
The courses to date have included ‘reskilling’ ones on spinning and felt making and baking with sour dough, hosted by Della Newman and Helen Hall, respectively. They were hugely enjoyable and spread these skills to more people. Either could be repeated, so if you are interested, let us know.
We’ve have an extremely successful course on tree grafting, with the Fruit Forum’s Steve Oram, and are delighted that he is doing a repeat one in March (see events for details).
We have also had talks and demonstrations on vertical gardening, from Gillian Bond, and have had a successful open screening of the Transition film Transition 2.0. We’ve also had a free session offering an introduction to organic vegetable growing and composting, with this due to be repeated, as a result of the first being over-subscribed.
In the Inner Transition category have been courses on stress relief and relaxation and an introduction to permaculture (depicted, left), by Julian Robus and Jo Barker, respectively. Again, these were much appreciated by those in attendance and could be repeated.