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Workgroup Energie meets monthly. Want to join? - Look at the Workgroup Energie or mail ttvallei@gmail.com

Permaculture-garden working days
- Wageningse Eng at Ritsema Bosweg
Every saturday from 10h to 13h.
- Bostuin Pomonal near Pomona. Weekly on friday afternoon. For more information mail to ttvallei@gmail.com

For more activities:
Agenda Platform Duurzaam Wageningen
bewustwageningen.nl/agenda

Clothes Swap for men, women and children

At Thursday 23rd of Oktober, Transition Town Vallei and Green Office organise a clothes swapping event from 19.30 till 22 hour. For women, man and children who would like a “new” wardrobe. This is the moment to browse through your clothes! Do not let your old things deteriorate in you closet. Please bring clothes, accessoiries and shoes you don’t want anymore, and give them a second life.

Location: Building with the clock, Generaal Foulkesweg 37

Regulations:
Bring and exhibit your clothes from 19.30 onwards. We swab clothes from 20 o’clock.
We ask you to bring at least 3 pieces of clothes to guarantee that everyone has something to swab.
The clothes need to be clean, washed and in good condition. It can be anything, but you can leave underwear and socks at home.

About Transition Town Vallei anno 2014

Since 2009, an group of people have been active in Transition Town Vallei to promote a local durable and resilient community. That is already 5 years now!
We have contributed to awareness, mostly through lectures, films and information events and Transitions Town / Durability Cafés, often in cooperation with local organisations and/or the city council. We have supported work groups, there is a demonstration permaculture garden at the Eng and an edible community garden in Pomona.
It is wonderfull to see that local durable economy and resilience is alive and doesn’t need much encouragement. At the moment our support is of less value and we have a lack of active and enthousiastic people. The core group has decided to diminsh their activities for the time being. As a result we wait for people to come to us with there questions and we will not initiate activities ourselves. We will be present if needed for advice, or support to work groups, grassroot initiatives or projects, also in neighbouring towns like Ede Veenendaal and Renkum. The website, social media and email adress will stay alive.

We have written a more elaborated review, a kind of self evalutation. It is here available. Unfortunely, it is only written in Dutch.

In addition we would like to mention an intitiative of WEP (Wageningen Environmental Platform; the Eco Map , a map with lots of green and durable inititatives in Wageningen and its surroundings.
Jan Joost Kessler, Jeanine Verhagen, Wim Haver, Jannie Atzema, Nicole van de Werf en Esther Schoenmaker

11 July: Growth or Balans: Barry Voeten at iWeek

28 may Barry Voeten wasin Wageningen to give a workshop for Transition Town and Duurzaam Wageningen about alternatives for money. It was an interesting evening. For who may have missed this, Barry comes back to Wagningen on July 11th. to a workshop in English at the iWeek organised by OtherWise van 9 t/m 11 juli. Three days of workshops on different subjects.where interactive methods are central. For more info on the iWeek go to iWeeks.nl. For more info on the color cash of Barry Voeten go to kleureneconomie.nl.

June 7th Farm visits by bike with the Boerengroep

bicycle-excursion1On Saturday the 7th of June Stichting Boerengroep organizes an bicycle excursion through the beautiful Dutch landscape to visit farms! So take your bicycle, and join us! We will gather at 09.00h at Radix and cycle to Hemmen! There we will visit the organic arable farm of Family Koopman , after which we will cycle further to the very diverse organic dairy farm the Lingehof. We will end the day at the horticulture farm De Stroom, where they grow organic vegetables on a small scale. We will be back in Wageningen around 17.30u. In case of bad weather make sure you bring your rainwear and boots! This excursion is for free but please bring your own lunch. You can subscribe by sending an email to st.boerengroep@wur.nl

May 28th, Theme night, Growht or Balance

May 28th, Transition Town Vallei organises an evening about money and alternatives for money. This event was planned already for April 17th and was then canceled.

This takes place in Restaurant Vreemde Streken, on the Conventplein and starts at 20.00h. The presentation will be in Dutch. The title is:”Growth or balance: is there money to make something possible or do we live to earn money.”
Barry Voeten, writer of the booklet “Een evenwichtige economie” presents a workshop about the disadvantages of the present finance system and the possible alternatives. Barry about this:`The present economy will make a few people rich and resources will be depleted. We need a balance in the world and we should no longer be dependent on banks and the present system.` We can start with financing durable systems through the community, like the way the renovation of Lazuur has been financed. An example of an alternative for money, known in Wageningen, is LETS, trading without money. The participants will take an active part in the possible choices.

Info Jannie Atzema mob. 0619575167.

May 17th and 18th: Introduction course on permaculture


On May 17th an 18th Heeltsje Graansma together with Lian Kasper en Jeanine Verhagen offer an introduction course on Permaculture and Agroecology in english. In March this course has been offered in Dutch. Heeltsje has designed the The course will be held partly in the forest garden Pomonal.

The basis of Permaculture and Agro-ecology will be discussed, and through several exercises we will discover how we can apply the knowledge in our own lives.

The course will take place in the Building with the Clock, Generaal Foulkesweg 37, Wageningen and Bostuin Pomonal, both days from 10.00-16.00 hrs.

Price determination afterwards. This means you get to value what you receive during the course in your own way, by giving money, goods and/or services.

This course is offered in cooperation with OtherWise and the Boerengroep.

More information and registration: heeltsje.wordpress.com

April 17, Theme night: Growth or balance? Canceled

The Workshop about money and algternatives for money on April 17th is canceled. Barry Voeten is not able to come, because he is sick. Another another date will be set later.

April 17, Transition Town Vallei and Platform Duurzaam Wageningen organise a theme night about money and alternatives for money. This takes place in Restaurant Vreemde Streken, on the Conventplein and starts at 20.00h. The presentation will be in Dutch. The title is:”Groei of evenwicht: is geld er om iets mogelijk te maken of leven we om geld te verdienen.”

Barry Voeten, writer of the booklet “Een evenwichtige economie” presents a workshop about the disadvantages of the present finance system and the possible alternatives. Barry about this:`The present economy will make a few people rich and resources will be depleted. We need a balance in the world and we should no longer be dependent on banks and the present system.` We can start with financing durable systems through the community, like the way the renovation of Lazuur has been financed. An example of an alternative for money, known in Wageningen, is LETS, trading without money. The participants will take an active part in the possible choices.

Info Jannie Atzema mob. 0619575167.

April 11th - Seed swap

Come and swap your spare seeds!

Friday April 11th, 19.30-22 hour, voluntary contribution, at OtherWise, Building with the Clock, Generaal Foulkesweg 37, Wageningen.

On Fridy April 11th Transition Town Vallei (together with OtherWise) organises a seed swapping event at Generaal Foulkesweg 37 from 19.30 till 22 hour. Bring your spare vegetable, herb or flower seeds. Take your seeds in little containers, provided with the names.

Regulations:

  • Bring and exhibit your seeds between 19 and 19.30 hour. We start swapping the seeds at 19.30 hour.
  • Provide the seeds with: plant name, species, harvest place, year of harvest, and your name if you want.
  • To prevent disappointment, only bring those seeds and plants that you can spare. Leave the rest at home.

Information meeting solar energie

Already 10.000 photovoltic cells on the roofs in Wageningen. We are number one in the Netherlands and last year we were the Solarcity of the Netherlands. In may, when the project finishes a new solar city well chosen.

Thursday, april 10th and monday april 14th light will be shed on possibilities of photovoltic cells and solar water heating at your home. Foundation Solar Energie Wageningen organizes this meeting.
The meetings will be held in the BBLTHK 19.30 – 22.30h. The information will be in Dutch (for the program see our Dutch page).

Meet different suppliers and ask your questions to the different suppliers and compare them. The following suppliers will attend: Atama, Factor 30, Solesta, ValleiEnergie, Van Rennes and Wageningen op Zon.

You can register for teh meetings by sending a mail to:
info@zonne-energie-wageningen. Free entrance.

Information evening on April 3rd


TT Vallei invites you to an information eveningon april 3rd in the Forum Building, room C222 starting at 18.30 h.. We will share the Transition Town Filosophy and screen the movie ‘In Transition 2.0′. You’re most welcome! Bring something to share: stories, ideas, cookies. We will provide tea, just bring your own cup, so we will produce no waste.