Organisations, businesses, projects and groups that are not formally associated with Transition Durham at the moment but we think they are doing great work and deserve some attention.
A community hub on North Bailey in the centre of Durham City which hosts a range of interesting organisations and events, including some of our Transition events, find them here.
A group campaigning against crazy new road and housing developments on the western edge of Durham City. Take a look at their Facebook page that shows you the plans.
We were impressed by this community garden when we last visited, especially the solar powered rainwater harvesting system. You can visit their website here.
Brandon Community Garden in the height of summer
The UK Co Housing Network defines co housing communities as intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, personal and private home but residents come together to manage their community, and share activities by agreement. Continue reading →
They are always happy to share their skills including braiding, weaving on looms, tapestry weaving, spinning etc and members can borrow equipment and books. Take a look at their website here.
This group manage a lovely woodland valley in the heart of Durham City (just up the end of Waddington Street) and are also developing a forest garden which includes fruit trees and bushes. There is an annual Wassail, a traditional ceremony to celebrate fruit trees held in January, and they have other events during the year. Find their website here.
Highlights the history and use of the River Wear today
This beautiful Victorian church is now a community venue run by friends of Transition, Janiece and Paul. They have a cafe (check for opening times), run regular social dances and other events. It’s also available to hire. Find them on Facebook.
A movement for children and young people that helps them learn to value our planet and each other. Find them on Facebook here.