Transition Town Bridport
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Is shared ownership the answer?
A discussion on co-operatives
led by Jonny Gordon-Farleigh
Women's Institute Hall, North Street Bridport, Dorset, UK DT6 3JQ.
Thursday 18 April, 7.00 for 7.30
Please note change of venue
New forms of common ownership and cooperatives are emerging all over the world, with sharing of
knowledge through open-source data and the appearance of cooperative social enterprises owned by
many stakeholders – workers, consumers and the community. Wikipedia, crowdfunding and
cohousing are some well-known examples of collaboration. With capitalism producing so much inequality, instability and misery, the new emergent forms of economy are taking its place. Jonny will outline the history, scope and implications of this major shift in the way we wo
Jonny Gordon-Farleigh is founding director of Stir To Action, which runs workshops and short courses on the new economy, and editor of STIR magazine, a quarterly publication promoting community-led change. He is a facilitator supporting new start-ups through crowdfunding, project facilitation and legal registration. He speaks on the new economy and is a founding member of the Young Co-operators Network.
Rewilding Dorset - a Viable Conservation Strategy?
Workshop run by BU and DWTClick this link for further details.
5 May 10-5.30
Charlton Down Village Hall, DT2 9UA (4 miles north of Dorchester)
Basic Income: See a report on Caroline's talk here.
Could free money for everyone promote resilience?
We are looking for more hosts for the ecohome events in September. Great if you have a passivhaus with triple glazing, an organic polytunnel and a small holding... but we are also after homes where people have done simple and cheap things to reduce their energy and resource use - polythene film double glazing, low waste regimes, monitoring your electricity use, sourcing firewood sustainably etc. If you might consider hosting for a day and you live in West Dorset, please get in touch.
St Mary's Edible Garden Project CrowdfundingWe would like you to pass on our thanks to the tremendous support given for the Edible Garden project at St Mary’s school. We raised over £2,500 through crowd-funding, direct donations to the school and a sponsored dress-up-as-a-vegetable day at school. As well as the open-handedness of the many donors, we were able to offer rewards generously donated by River Cottage, Hive Café, Davy’s Locker, New Milton Cider, Charmouth Dragon, Trill Farm, Bridget’s, Out of the Box, Fruits of the Earth, Lime Tree Deli, Dorset Blue Vinney, Leakers, Framptons, Macsorsons, Furleigh Estate, and Lyme Bay Winery. The Town Council has also made a £500 award.
The money will go to continuing to employ a part time gardener, running gardening and cooking clubs at the school, supplying the kitchen with fresh organic produce from the school’s allotment, and running community-building social events around the cob pizza oven at the school
If you want to be involved in the project please contact Sarah.
Green Drinks Next green drinks will be on 21 April. Come for an informal chat with other like-minded people. Venue: Back room of the Tiger Inn, Barrack St. Time: 3rd Thursday of the month, from 8.00 pm. Solve the problems of the world one sip at a time.