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.
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 local organic gardeners club that have a regular programme of talks and also organise an annual potato day where you can buy a wide range of seed potatoes for your allotment, garden or patio tub. Find them here.
A local branch of a national organisation, they serve up food that would otherwise go to waste to those on low incomes or homeless. A fantastic project and they would love it if you could volunteer, find them here.
The Foodcycle team promoting their work
They manage a beautiful allotment site with a central space for picnics and sharing plant wisdom that is surrounded by a wide variety of apple trees. An active fruit group manage all fruit trees and bushes planted on the site for the benefit of it’s members and so individual plot holders focus their growing on vegetables, flowers and the occasional dyers plant. (Contact 01207 520759)
A pop up community cafe that intercepts food before it becomes waste and serves it up to the community on a pay-as-you-can basis. Run as a social enterprise, they welcome help with cooking and washing up in lieu of payment so it really is inclusive.
Located with a view of the Cathedral, this well kept site is definitely worth a visit on one of their annual open days.