Lynn Sloman, author of Car Sick, is a plenary speaker at the Velo City 2011 conference, Seville, Spain on March 23 – 25. Come along and see how Seville has inverted priorities in favour of sustainable transport and made a significant contribution to the necessary battle against climate change. Click here for further information.
Ken Thompson to talk at the Eden Project
Ken Thompson will be talking at the Eden Project on Thursday 7th April, at 6pm in the Foundation Building. Ken’s talk – “Do We Need Pandas?” will be based on his latest book published by Green Books and examines “the uncomfortable truth about biodiversity”. If you are interested in attending this free event please contact the Eden Friends team on: email@example.com or 01726 811932. Please note that this event has limited capacity and whilst Eden will do their best to accommodate everyone who is interested priority for bookings will be given to Eden Friends.
Dave Hamilton at Bristol’s Garden Life Show
Dave - author of Grow Your Food for Free (well almost), will be appearing on both days (16th & 17th April ) as a panelist on their Gardener’s Question Time. Grow the passion for your garden – The Bristol Garden Life Show will give visitors the opportunity to view gardens, talk to experts and buy plants and shrubs. The event will include everything for outdoor life, from conservatories and wood burners to picnic items and sculptures. Local schools will also be involved in a special competition. There will also be displays, talks and advice from gardening experts. Click here for further details.
In April we’re publishing A Taste of Tagore compiled by Meron Shapland. This coincides with UNESCO’s declaration of 2011 as the Year of Tagore. The Gitanjali Tagore 150 Project, a People’s Festival of Arts and Culture, will take place at Dartington Hall from May 1-7, 2011, with speakers including Deepak Chopra, Tim Smit, Mark Tully, with poetry from our wonderful Matt Harvey (author of Where Earwigs Dare). Click here to find out more about the festival.
Launch of Grow Your Food for Free (well, almost)
The launch of Grow Your Food for Free (well, almost) by Dave Hamilton at Totnes Bookshop was packed out and enjoyed by everyone. We'll try to put a link to the recording of Dave's talk on the site soon.
The book is packed with great money-saving ideas for your garden, with practical advice on everything from making a bug hotel to growing food in a sack, and would make a great present if you can bear to give a copy away.
Call in to the Totnes Bookshop or give them a ring if you would like to get hold of a copy - 01803 863273.
For more details, please click here.
Charles Dowding will be giving a talk at approx. mid-day at the Green Scythe Fair, Muchelney on Sunday 12th June.
For more details, click here.
Charles Dowding to run a course in Dunkeswell in Devon between 10am and 4pm on 14th June on Growing Winter Vegetables.
For more details, click here. (Scroll down to the date)
Dave Hamilton Free Workshop
Please contact Catherine Munroe for more details or to reserve your place - info.totneshealthyfutures(at)gmail.com
Charles Dowding gives a salad demonstration
Charles Dowding is giving a salad demonstration in Bristol as part of the BBQ Festival.
For more information, please click here.
Green Books are hosting a number of gardening themed events as part of the Ways With Words Literature Festival at Dartington Hall on Saturday 16th July.
10am - Composting with Nicky Scott. Nicky explains how creating the ideal environment to multiply micro-organisms will ultimately enrich the soil and thus the health of plants and people. Learn the 'compost Mantra'. More Heston Blumenthal and less Delia Smith!
11.30am - Polytunnels: One Step Towards Self-Sufficiency with Mark Gatter and Andy McKee. Polytunnels can be used to grow masses of summer produce, but Mark Gatter and Andy McKee look at the wider applications of this valuable gardening resource to produce food in the winter, shelter livestock and provide food to trade with your neighbours.
2.30pm - Green Books Kitchen Gardeners' Forum with Charles Dowding, Dave Hamilton, Nicky Scott, Ben Pike, Mark Gatter and Andy McKee. Green Books are publishing a growing list of gardening experts. This unique event allows keen gardeners to put their questions to the experts covering a range of subjects including organic gardening, gardening on a budget, self sufficiency, compost, fruit trees and growing in polytunnels.
Please submit your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
4pm - Organic Gardening with Charles Dowding. Charles describes his experience of growing vegetables without digging and explains his dig/no dig experiment, now in it's fifth year. He offers ideas for producing a range of vegetables throughout the winter.
5.30pm - Money-saving Gardening with Dave Hamilton. Dave suggests ways to save money throughout the growing season from seed saving to planting and harvesting. He will give some lighthearted and amusing insights into the writing process.
All events take place in the Upper Gatehouse at Dartington Hall
Individual event tickets are £6
A day ticket covering all of the events is also available at £20
To book tickets, click the link or phone 01803 867373
Click here to view the festival programme
Open Afternoon at Lower Farm
Charles Dowding is opening up his wonderful garden in an open day to the public on Sunday 21st August between 2pm and 4.30pm.
Charles gardens using a no-dig approach and his gardens really are wonderful to see, and you will be amazed. We thoroughly recommend that if you love gardening, Charles' gardens are well worth a look.
For more information, please click here.
Throughout September and October, Dave will be conducting a number of Wild Food Identification walks, workshops and courses in various locations.
Dates confirmed are as follows:
16th September - Wild Food cookery demo at Salisbury Food Festival
18th September – Mushroom and Wild Food ID Workshop – Totnes
29th September - Wild Food ID Course - Oxford
8th October – Wild Food ID Course – Northampton
9th October – Wild Food ID Course – Oxford
15th October – Wild Food ID Course - Bath
16th October – Wild Science Course – Totnes
29th October – Mushroom and Wild Food ID Workshop – Totnes
For more details and costs on all the events and to book your place, please visit Dave's website - click here
September 13-16, 2011
September is a month of abundance for gardeners and for food lovers. Every year the College finds new and inspiring ways to work with the wide variety of seasonal produce grown locally and in the College gardens. Out of this seasonal plenty our team of celebrated cooks and gardeners conjure up delicious meals, soups, preserves, and baked products which are internationally renowned.
The course is designed for anyone who is interested in how to prepare a wide variety of healthy, great tasting delicacies, using new recipes and new techniques.
This course provides an opportunity to:
- Learn from award winning cookery Author Julia Ponsonby and Catering Manager Wayne Schroeder
- Understand where good food can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle.
- Learn from Author Dave Hamilton about edible produce that can be found in hedgerows, woodlands and forest gardens.
- Enjoy being with other lovers of good food.
- Reflect on your relationship with food.
Gaia's Kitchen with Julia Ponsonby
Schumacher College’s cookbook Gaia’s Kitchen, has not been out of print since it was first published in 2000. In 2001 Julia Ponsonby was awarded The Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best vegetarian cookbook. The College’s second cookbook is well on the way to completion, and you will be able to try out some of the new recipes, working alongside Wayne and Julia.
Julia Ponsonby, Senior Caterer Julia coordinates catering at the college two days a week. She has been at the College since the beginning and occupied various roles including being a participant on the first College course (Gaia Theory 1991). Before the birth of Julia’s son Oscar in 2001, she worked full time as the Catering Manager and put together the college cookbook Gaia’s Kitchen which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best vegetarian cookbook.
Wayne Schroeder, Catering Manager Wayne oversees catering at the College. He started working in January 2001 and has the challenge of keeping the College on the cutting edge of food policy with regard to organic, fair-trade and local ingredients. He used to work as a food technologist for a Marks & Spencer based company in South Africa where he grew up and also trained and worked as a chef and cheese-maker in Scotland and as a baker in Switzerland. Wayne lived at Findhorn for 11 years where he underwent a process of learning to serve. His service now involves inspiring others to consider sustainability issues through food, both within the College, in other organisations and the wider community.
Dave Hamilton For quite some time food has been Dave Hamilton’s passion. He began baking cakes as soon as he could pick up a spoon to stir the mixture. Dave is now a qualified horticulturalist, a food writer and a vegetable grower. He teaches on the sustainable horticulture courses run at the College and also runs courses teaching about wild food where he has led groups at the Eden Project and for the National Trust. He has also recently written Grow your food for free …well almost published by Green Books. Dave is co-founder and creator of selfsufficientish.com and co-wrote The Selfsufficientish Bible along with his brother Andy.
Course fees: £300
To find out more about this course:
Tel:+44 (0)1803 865934
Making the Most of Your Glorious Glut
Have you ever found yourself with too much fruit or vegetables, perhaps from your allotment, from family and friends – or even from an over-zealous pick-your-own trip?
Then come and listen to Abingdon author Jackie Sherman at St Ethelwold’s House on Wed, Sep 14 at 7.30pm. Jackie is the author of the newly published ‘Making the most of your Glorious Glut’, a recipe book that focuses on using all those home-grown vegetables and fruit. The event is being held jointly with Abingdon Carbon Cutters – a local group committed to promoting a sustainable lifestyle.
Jackie will be discussing how to turn a glut into a gourmet feast, with plenty of tips for making a whole meal – from starter through main course, side dishes, dessert – even drinks from home-grown produce.
If you want to learn how to pickle, preserve, juice and bottle, as well as find delicious recipes from everything from teabreads to lettuce soup – here are 250 ideas to use all that lovely fresh produce in new and exciting ways. With her help, you can find ways to go on enjoying the fruits of your harvest for many months to come.
Tickets are £3, redeemable against a copy of the book on the evening – available from Mostly Books on 01235 525880.
Rob Hopkins to speak at the Interrogate Festival, the UKs first festival for social justice.
Great Hall Debate: Yes we can?
Melissa Benn, Rob Hopkins, Adrian Jackson and Mark Williamson
Some responses to income inequality How can us everyday folk take a stand against inequality? Four pithy provocations from big-hitting thinkers and activists. Plus your chance to have your say on how to make a difference.
For more information and to book tickets to the Interrogate Festival, click here.
The Transition Companion Launch
Tuesday 4th October. Totnes Civic Hall. 7.30pm. Free.
In 2008, 'The Transition Handbook' was launched in the Civic Hall, and has gone on to sell over 25,000 copies and inspire an international movement. Its sequel, produced through a collaborative process involving thousands of people, reweaves the Transition model, is packed with inspiring stories and tools. Rob will introduce it, so please join him to welcome 'The Transition Companion' into the world!
If you would like to attend this event, please email Stacey Hedge with number of attendees.
Schumacher Centenary Festival
The Schumacher Centenary Festival
Time For a New Direction
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th October, Bristol
A weekend celebrating the life and vision of E.F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful and A Guide for the Perplexed and pioneer of green economics.
Saturday 8th October - Colston Hall (10am – 5:30pm)
A packed day of lectures, workshops and an evening concert.
The annual Schumacher Lectures have been held in Bristol since 1978 – and this year, they are returning to their original venue, Bristol’s Colston Hall – recently transformed with a brand new multi-level foyer.
Not only will we be presenting probably our finest – and largest – selection of speakers ever, but the day will be capped with a very special world music concert, with an incredible line-up from Africa, India and the UK.
Colston Hall (7:30 – 10:30pm) - Concert
‘Small World’ – the cream of world roots musicians to help us celebrate – from India, Trilok Gurtu plus Johnny Kalsi and the Dhol Foundation; from Senegal, kora player Seckou Keita; the Celtic band Mabon; and Bristol’s own Patrick Duff.
Sunday 9th October - @Bristol, the Watershed and Other Harbourside Venues
Opening keynote (10:30am)
Vandana Shiva – India’s great champion of the developing world’s farmers and their crops
Then, a day of workshops and films:
Towards a Guild of Green Economists - Molly Scott Cato
Citizen Science - David Gee (European Environment Agency)
Local & Renewable Energy – Juliet Davenport (Good Energy) & CAT
Common Cause - Tom Crompton (WWF)
The Work That Re-connects – Lisbet Michelson, Meretta Hart
The Regenerative City - Herbert Girardet
Film Premieres ‘The Four Horsemen’, ‘Animate Earth’, ‘Future of Hope’ and ‘Voices of Transition’
For more information on the festival and for a list of speakers (including Green Books authors Rob Hopkins, Satish Kumar and Matt Harvey), click here.
The Schumacher Briefing, Small is Beautiful in the 21st Century is being published by Green Books to coincide with this event. The biography of Schumacher, written by his eldest daughter, Alias Papa, is currently available from Green Books.
We are delighted to announce the London launch of The Transition Companion. It will take place on Wednesday 12 October at Food from the Sky, a brilliant urban food-growing initiative on the roof of the Budgens supermarket at Crouch End in London. It describes itself as “a Permaculture community garden growing food to sell in the supermarket below while providing a learning and educational space for the different part of the communities. We are growing vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and herbs grown to organic standard with children and other members of our diverse community – sold through the store 8 metres below”. We’ll be holding a lunchtime launch there from 1pm to 2.30pm. There’ll be a welcome from Food from the Sky co-creator and project leader Azul-Valerie Thome, and I’ll talk a bit about the book. Here’s a short film about Food from the Sky:
All are welcome. The event is free. Directions to Food from the Sky can be found here. Copies of The Transition Companion will be available to buy, your first opportunity outside of the Totnes launch to get a copy. I’ll be there to sign copies as well if you’d like that. There is no cover, so if the weather looks inclement, bring a brolly. It should be great, an opportunity to see what has become a landmark innovative urban agriculture project, and to hear about Transition and to celebrate the birth of the new Transition book while looking out over all those neglected London roofs that don’t have food gardens on them. See you there . . .
Transition Companion Twitter Launch
Are you inspired by the Transition movement? Do you have a burning question for the Transition movement founder, Rob Hopkins? Or do you simply want to find out more?
Join us for a Twitter launch with Rob Hopkins on Thursday 13 October 2011. Rob will be available to answer questions about himself and the Transition movement between 2pm and 5pm. All you have to do to take part is use the hash tag #TTComp on Twitter to post your comment or question.
Rob's new book, The Transition Companion, will be available exclusively through www.transitionculture.org from this date until the official publication date of 27 October. You can order your pre-publication copy and then pop over to Twitter to get Rob to dedicate your copy.
Can't make it? Don't worry, as you can still use the hash tag #TTComp to post your questions. Rob will be answering the questions during the session and then we will post a transcript of the entire session, to make sure that no-one misses out.
Events with Ben Pike, author of The Fruit Tree Handbook
Ben Pike, author of The Fruit Tree Handbook, will be speaking at the following events:
Sat 15th October 2011
Eggesford Garden Centre, Eggesford, Chulmleigh, Devon Apple and Cider Fair 11am to 4pm
Sun 16th October 2011
Sharpham Apple Pressing Day and Autumn Festival, Sharpham, Totnes, Devon 11am to 4pm
More information: email@example.com Website
Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd October
Brogdale Farm, Faversham, Kent (home of the National Fruit Collection) 10am to 5pm (tbc)
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org Website
London Transition Groups Gathering
London Transition Groups Gathering with Rob Hopkins to talk about his new book, The Transition Companion.
GLA, Rooms 4&5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA
Thursday 1st December - 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Saturday 3 December 2011, 5pm • Venue: Richard Booth's Bookshop
The Transition Town initiative founder tells inspiring tales of communities working for a future where local economies are valued and nurtured and where enterprise, creativity and resilience have become cornerstones of a new economy. Includes a showing of the Hay Transition Town short film.
To book your tickets, please click here.
Charles Dowding Events
Charles Dowding, author of Organic Gardening, Salad Leaves for all Seasons and How to Grow Winter Vegetables gives various talks and courses throughout the year.
For more information on all his upcoming events, please click here.
Matt Harvey Events
Matt Harvey, stand up poet and author of Where Earwigs Dare performs his poetry throughout the year.
For more information on Matt's upcoming appearances, please click here.
Rob Hopkins' Events
Rob Hopkins, author of The Transition Companion, gives various talks throughout the year. 2012 events included:
5th October 2012: Lille, France - 2nd Symposium on the social and ecological transformation in Nord Pas de Calais. More information...
25th October 2012: Bristol - Breaking Boundaries event: The Next Ten Years for People and Nature. More information...
Organic Vegetable Growing with Dave Hamilton
ORGANIC VEGETABLE GROWING IN BRISTOL
Saturdays 4th to 25th February: 10.00 to 4.30pm
Growing vegetables is hugely rewarding and with more people taking on an allotment for the first time in this short course at the Botanic Garden Dave Hamilton will explain the basics of setting up a growing space, including ground clearing, bed construction, sighting of perennials and fixtures, soils, fertility, crop planning and rotations. The course will provide first time allotment owners enough information to get them started and achieve success within the first year. Course Fee: £90
To enrol please contact the Course Administrator at the Botanic Garden
Call 0117 3314906 or e-mail email@example.com
Richard Fox Events
Chef, writer and broadcaster Richard Fox is an active supporter of the 'Love Food, Hate Waste' campaign and travels the country with his demonstration theatre, armed with nothing more than a set of knives, a box of ordinary cupboard ingredients and the contents of everyman's fridge, showing people how to convert past-it looking produce into gastronomic masterpieces.
Catch Richard at one of his events below to see how he can help you waste less and potentially save up to £480 a year.
- October: Australia
- 9-10 Nov: 50+ Show (SEC Glasgow)
Ross Jackson Events
Ross Jackson, author of Occupy World Street, will be visiting the UK to take part in a series of talks and lectures in March 2012.
Monday 19th March 2012 at 6pm - Ross will be speaking at the RSA in London in conversation with Caroline Lucas. Click here for more information.
Tuesday 20th March 2012 at 6pm - Ross Jackson and Rupert Read talk about their proposals for new political institutions to protect the interests of future generations at Assmebly House in Norwich. Click here for more information.
Wednesday 21st March 2012 at 6pm - Ross wil be speaking at the LSE Hong Kong Theatre, at an event hosted by the New Economics Foundation (nef), along with Tony Greenham (nef) and Danni Paffard (MYM). "From Protest to Progress - what next for capatalism?" Anna Coote will be chairing this event. Click here for more information.
Transition Network are delighted to be involved in The Guardian's Open Weekend on 24th and 25th March.
The weekend is packed with various events, which will see Rob Hopkins at the centre of most of the events.
For more information on the Transition Network's involvement, click here.
Wild food and Selfsufficientish Courses
Due to popular demand Self Sufficientish’s wild food walks are back for 2012. Join Dave or his twin brother Andy on a forage and discover a new world of wild edible plants on your doorstep.
They promise to give you an insight into the edible as we cater for all levels of skill from beginner to the more experienced forager (and everything in between).
The walks are led by either Dave or Andy Hamilton, who have been described as two of the most well known and experienced foragers in the UK. The pair have been featured in and on (amongst other things) Autumn Watch on the BBC, Radio 4, in the Guardian. They were some of the first to champion Urban Wild Food and offer wild food courses in both urban and country settings.
For more details and to book your place, visit http://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/courses/
Spring Foraging Day
Spring Foraging Day with Dave Hamilton
29 April 2012 (Sunday)
£50 tariff includes organic lunch
Ever thought foraging was just a load of old mushrooms? Well, join gardener and forager Dave Hamilton who sets out to prove otherwise.
Discover the edible uses of some of the plants you may have walked past every day and learn how to distinguish them from those that are somewhat less than edible!
This one day course caters for both first time and experienced foragers alike and promises you will never look at a hedgerow the same again!
The course will include identifying many local seasonal wild foods along with suggestions of what to look for in the rest of the year.
There will also be a chance to cook up what is found throughout the day in the farm style kitchen at Monkton Wyld Court.
Click here to download our course booking form and instructions.
Contact Monkton Wyld Court to check availability.
Ross Jackson Events
Ross Jackson returns to the UK to take part in two events centered around his new book, Occupy World Street.
8th May - Ross Jackson talks Occupy World Street, introduced by Jonathan Dawson for Transition Town Totnes.
Totnes Civic Hall - 7.30pm. Tickets £5. Click here for more details.
9th May - Ross Jackson talks to Sedgemoor and West Green Party.
Minehead Methodist Hall - 7.30pm. Click here for more details.
Orange Pippin Fruit Tree Orchard Design Course
This 1-day training course is intended for anyone thinking of establishing an orchard or becoming involved in a community orchard project. You will learn about the various aspects of designing a new orchard, including how to assess your orchard site, different planting patterns, and how to determine the number and choice of fruit tree varieties. At the end of the course you should be confident about starting your own orchard project.
The course is being held at Brogdale Farm, which is 5 minutes off the M2 motorway near Faversham in Kent. Brogdale Farm is the home of the UK National Fruit Collections and there will be an opportunity to visit the Collections during the day.
For more information, click here.
Process and Pilgrimage began in 2009 with a conversation between Philip Franses and Satish Kumar about process in physics and the nature of pilgrimage, where, in each, the adventurer sets out without a clear idea of where he is going, but is open to meet with ‘wholeness’ somewhere along the way.
This is the third year of Process and Pilgrimage events, which is situated at the restored 800 hectare monastery of Abbazia di Spineto in Italy. The five days will be a fascinating mix of discussions and presentations about the projects emerging from the participatory inquiry of Process and Pilgrimage with practical proposals on education – ‘Journey School’, health – immune ‘mind’ and land-use. Read Revival: Growing Health and Education in the Monk’s Garden or to find more information about taking part and online booking visit: www.earthlinksall.com/pp2012
Beesounds is a weekend of truly acoustic music, not a battery in sight or sound, emphasising the sustainability of live acoustic music using instruments which were built to carry in the open air.
In concert @Underwood: Jackie Oates & Jim Causley - Saturday 2nd June at 7.30pm. Tickets £12
Diamond Duos for the Diamond Jubilee: The Carrivick Sisters - Sunday 3rd June at 7.30pm. Tickets £12
On Sunday there will also be games and sings for children at 6.30pm. Tickets £5
Underwood Discovery Centre, Beeson, TQ7 2ED
For tickets and more information, please contact Valerie Belsey on 01803 866916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sculpture Trail part of the pilgrimage runs from 10-27 June 2012 (Daily from 10am to 5pm) when over twenty national and international sculptors will exhibit their works in the grounds of this stunning and magical setting, nestled within the old coastal cliffs of West Norfolk and with views overlooking The Wash.
The Arts Pilgrimage weekend event takes place from 22-24 June 2012 (from 6pm on Friday until 10.30pm on Sunday), bringing leading writers, poets, filmmakers, scriptwriters, playwrights, musicians and sculptors together to explore, discuss, perform an present and exhibit ideas on the universal themes of journeying, landscape and pilgrimage.
The event programme includes films, theatre, recitals, talks, walks ad evening concerts.
Participants include the actress, Diana Quick, writers, Robert Macfarlane, Elspeth Barker, Satish Kumar and Paul Murdin, Philip Wells, artists, Neville Gabie, Helaine Blumenfeld, Laurence Edwards, Michael Fairfax and many more, Filmmakers, Garth Evans, Adam Pugh, Donald Rice, Musicians, Gerry Diver and The Speech Project, Nigel Short and the Tenebrae Light A Capella, ProCorda Young Musicians the Arnie Somogyi Jazz Ensemble.
For more information, click here.
Satish Kumar on BBC Radio 3
Satish Kumar appearing on BBC Radio 3 Essential Classics Programme.
Satish will be featured every morning in the Essential Classics programme between 10.30am and 11am every morning in the week commencing 17th September, culminating on 21st September to coincide with International Day of Peace.
TRANSITION NETWORK UK CONFERENCE 2012
Friday 14th September (6pm) to Sunday 16th September (4.30pm)
For 2012, the Transition Network conference returns to the Battersea Arts Centre in London. Entitled “Building Resilience in Extraordinary Times”, the programme includes workshops, Open Space, walks, visits and a new ingredient for 2012 - a “Cook Up”. This involves participants rolling up their sleeves and working alongside each other to “cook up” mini events, demos or activities showcasing Transition in Action. It could be an instant edible landscape, a local currency, a feast, an energy company, an Inner Transition workshop, a piece of theatre or a Transition newspaper.
Click here for more information.
Passivhaus Conference 2012
Thursday 29th November 2012
Venue: The Totnes Bookshop, 42 High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RY. Tel: 01803 8673273.
Time: 6.30 for 7pm
Come and join Adam Dadeby and Janet Cotterell for a glass of wine and listen to their illustrated talk about their passion for Passivhaus building methods and how you can create a comfortable, healthy home with ultra-low energy costs.
Their book The Passivhaus Handbook contains all the information you will need if you are considering a Passivhaus project and has been described by Kevin McCloud as a 'non-nonsense and engaging introduction on how to do it'.
Adam Dadeby and Janet Cotterell, authors of The Passivhaus Handbook, are speaking on Tues 5th March at Ecobuild 2013, the biggest event in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Ecobuild is at the ExCel Centre, London, 5th-7th March. See more information about the show here.
Andrew Cooper events
Andrew Cooper is one of Britain’s most distinguished and influential television producers. As a broadcaster, presenter, writer and international award winning wildlife film-maker, he is a familiar face on BBC television through his documentaries and live reports on wildlife and environment issues. A biologist by training, his work as a television producer with the BBC Natural History Unit based in Bristol consumes most of his time.
See below for his current booked engagements in Devon and Cornwall, when he will give a lavishly illustrated and entertaining evening of amusing anecdotes and amazing coincidences - some of the stories behind his latest book, Dartmoor - a celebration of its people, places and wildlife, which marked Dartmoor’s 60th anniversary as one of Britain’s first and finest national parks.
11th March 7.30pm - Devon Wildlife Trust, Bastin Hall, Exmouth
22nd April 7pm - Ideford Village Hall
19th June 7pm - Babbacombe Festival
13th September - Devonshire Association, Exmouth
11th October 7.30pm - Mamhead Village Hall
18th October - Cornwall Birdwatchers and RSPB, Chacewater Village Hall, Truro
8th November 7.30pm - Devon Wildlife Trust, Castle Centre, Barnstaple
More information or contact Andrew Cooper here
Giles Hutchins talk at Schumacher College, Dartington, 13 March 2013
Giles Hutchins, mangement consultant and change agent, is passionate about applying nature’s inspiration to sustainable business transformation. He gives practical insight and guidance to help organisations redesign for resilience in these volatile times.
His book The Nature of Business was published in 2012 to great acclaim. 'A must-read for everyone involved in the business of the future' - Mick Bremans, Chairman, Ecover
He will be speaking at an 'Earth Talk', open to all, at Schumacher College, Dartington, Devon, on Wed 13 March at 8.30pm. More information here.