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  • Rebecca Armstrong

Welcome to the new-look Transition Walthamstow website

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to redesign The old site was full of information, but it had been put together many years ago and technology has moved on. It was time for a change.

The new site is now up and running and we hope you agree that it looks much better. We’re looking forward to filling it up with more projects, more events, more photos and more information as Transition Walthamstow grows.

On that subject, I’d also like to announce our first big project. If you go down Mission Grove ever you might have noticed a patch of land next to Mission Grove Primary School. A while ago this was a garden looked after by the Limes Community and Children’s Centre.

But since the Limes closed its doors, the garden has been dismantled and no one has been caring for this small plot. So I emailed the council to find out if Transition Walthamstow could take it on. The answer was yes, and they even pointed me in the direction of some funding.

We want to turn this space into a community garden, a welcoming, inclusive space where all of us can get together, hang out, plant flowers, fruit and vegetables. We want a wildlife area with native wildflowers, a bug hotel and plenty of bees and butterflies. We want a place where people can sit and relax and just enjoy the garden.

It’s a big project and we want to get as many people as possible on board. So, whether you’re a keen gardener or you’ve never even picked up a trowel, if you’re interested in getting involved we want to hear from you. Whether you can offer expertise, enthusiasm, time, money or something else, we want to hear from you.

We’re launching this new project with a very special event on which we’re working with Hilary at Power Station. To mark what they’ve achieved so far, they’ve been growing sunflowers in their street. On 15 July they’re hosting a street-long celebration called Sun Dance. After this the plan is to transport some of those sunflowers to the Mission Grove garden and plant them there, creating a sunflower meadow in the heart of Walthamstow.

This is another big job and we’d be so grateful for any help. If you can come along and help us dig in some sunflowers on 16 July please we’d much appreciate it. You can email us to let us know you’re coming or just turn up on the day.

In the meantime, keep an eye on this website as we add more to it. Or come along to our next meeting in August and you can help shape our next projects and events.

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