Twerton Hanna Close Guerrilla Garden - before

Hanna Close Community Garden

In November, volunteers from Transition Bath, Timebank and the University of Bath spent the day transforming a small area of neglected ground in Twerton into a fruitful community garden. Brambles and nettles were cleared, flow beds were dug out, 8 bags of rubbish were collected and variety of kindly donated soft fruit bushes and bushes […]

Cleveland House Guerrilla Garden - before

New Guerrilla Garden behind Cleveland House on the canal

Nat Cross from Foraging Bath, who leads our foraging walks, has permission from the Canal Trust to turn this triangular bed into a guerrilla garden. So far, we’ve planted raspberries donated by Bath Organic Group, rhubarb and globe artichokes donated by an allotmenteer and a Japanese wineberry from our Gravel Walk garden. We would normally […]

Bath Foodcycle

Bath FoodCycle is looking for new volunteers and customers

Bath FoodCycle is looking for more volunteer cooks, drivers and fundraisers to help with its excellent free meal service, using surplus food. FoodCycle tackles food poverty, food waste and social isolation across the UK. It does this by running volunteer-powered projects producing tasty, nutritious meals within local communities. Since its start in May 2009, its […]

ApplePress

Did you realise it is 16 times more energy efficient to preserve apple juice by freezing than pasteurisation?

With the approach of the apple harvesting season, Transition Bath’s energy group were wondering which was the most efficient way of preserving apple juice? For domestic juicers there seems to be three alternative approaches: pasteurisation and freezing. Both require energy:  pasteurisation incurs energy heating the juice up to 80C (fast pasteurisation method) freezing incurs energy reducing […]

Summary of Parties’ Election Manifesto Commitments for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

To save you looking it up for yourself we have tried to summarise the major parties’ manifesto commitments for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change: Conservatives   Manifesto: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/manifesto2015/ConservativeManifesto2015.pdf Energy: Investment in energy research in Blackpool (fracking), Cumbria (nuclear?), Thornton (fracking). Midland Energy Research Accelerator: research in shale gas, carbon capture and storage, energy storage. Energy […]