2010

  • Developed the Durham Fruit Group and created the Durham Fruit Tree map
  • Organised various public talks including Kristen Glendinning from Sustain on Setting up Food Co-ops (March)
  • Supported the development of our first neighbourhood group (Bearpark Transition) and a community renewable energy group for Durham (Durham CoRE)
  • Provided presentations about Transition to various groups including People and Planet
  • Signed our Constitution (May)
  • Ran stalls in Durham City to promote the Durham Local Food Network
  • Started the Transition Durham website (June)
  • Ran a stall at the third St Johns Eco Fest (June)
  • Contributed to the Permaculture Association / Co-op’s series of northern events on permaculture and transition entitled Yes You Can including one in Durham (July)
  • Organised a trip to Incredible Edible Todmorden (July)
  • The Durham Local Food Website team are successful with their funding application to Durham County Council’s Sustainability Team to create the Durham Local Food Website (July)
  • Opened our bank account with the Co-op Bank because they have a strong ethical policy (Aug)
  • Organised and contributed to various film showings including The Age of Stupid, Food Inc. and In Transition 1.0
  • Supported various courses to help reskill people towards a low carbon society including Seed Saving, Greening your Home, Fruit Tree Grafting, Hedge-laying and Permaculture
  • Registered as an official Transition Town project with the Transition Network (Sept)
  • Several Transition Durham members attend the national Transition Training event in Newcastle (Nov)
  • Co-organised the annual north east Transition Town event in Newcastle (Dec)
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