Sunday, 13 October 2019

Pop Up Tomorrow

September and October 2019 see the Global Climate Strikes, School Strikes and Extinction Rebellion’s International fortnight of mass civil disobedience. Pop Up Tomorrow invites you to dare to imagine with others what it could be like if they succeed. What if these actions unlock a previously unimaginable cascade of positive consequences, a historically extraordinary sequence of events? An aligning of political will, resources, determination and imagination?

Join us as we step into an imagined future to collectively vision, playfully build and then physically inhabit a 3D vision of a Zero Carbon Britain in 2030.

All are welcome for a day that will change the way you think about the future.

Bring yourself, your lunch, and your imagination.

Pop Up Tomorrow will be hosted by Rob Hopkins of Transition Network with Kate Raworth author of Doughnut Economics, and facilitated by Ruth Ben-Tovim and Lucy Neal from Encounters Arts who work across the UK, bringing people together to share their stories, experiences, ideas and visions.

Ages: 8+

Tickets: £5 and £3 concessions

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pop-up-tomorrow-london-tickets-75124552559

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Mid Shires Orchard Group - afternoon at the orchard, 19th October


AFTERNOON AT THE ORCHARD: WOUGHTON ORCHARDS, MK6 3BD 

Date: Saturday 19-Oct-19, from 2.00pm to 6.00pm (4 hours) 
Venue: Woughton Orchards, off Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BD

Activities: It is time to enjoy the fruits of our labours! All ‘Afternoon at the Orchard’ volunteers are invited to join in the harvest of apples from the New, Far and Old Cider Orchards. Bring your bags and sacks and boxes and take fruit home to enjoy for non-commercial use. Apples will be available for eating, juicing, cider-making, cooking, drying or whatever else you like to do! To ensure fruit fairness, please note that to take fruit home, you will need to have been a volunteer in at least one of our regular ‘Afternoon at the Orchard’ working parties. 

Price: FREE! Donations welcomed towards refreshments 
Contact: Claire at MSOGChairman@yahoo.com to find out more and confirm attendance

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Little Horwood Apple Day - 12th October



APPLE DAY: LITTLE HORWOOD, MK17 0PF

Date: Saturday 12-Oct-19: 10.00am to 2.30pm (41⁄2 hours) plus an hour fore & aft for volunteers 

Venue: Recreation Ground Hall, Church Street, Little Horwood, MK17 0PF 

Activities: Join local craft cider makers Mike and Barbara Jones for the annual Little Horwood Village Apple Day! It's a free event for all the family to enjoy. Come dressed to sort, wash, mill, pound and press apples to make juice. Bring your own apples to press and some empty bottles to take home your juice. Try out different apple mills and presses; taste and buy apple juice and locally-produced cider and honey; enjoy the cider-making display and heritage apple exhibition. Hearty lunches are available from 12.30pm, with hot refreshments and cakes on sale throughout the afternoon. 

Price: FREE entry 
Contact: Email Mike at Happleday@gmail.com or call him on: 01296 713696

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

#ClimateStrike - 20th to 27th September



This September 20th, millions of people will join young climate strikers in a Global #ClimateStrike on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Anyone with an online presence has an opportunity to join in and “go green” with a digital strike.

Visit https://digital.globalclimatestrike.net/#website-assets to show your support 

Urb Farm 10th Birthday - 12th October

Help celebrate the Urb Farm's 10th Birthday - details on poster below


Sunday, 15 September 2019

Making Fishermead Incredible - 19th September

This is an event especially for Fishermead residents to meet and talk about making Fishermead Incredible!
The large garden in the centre of Fishermead in between the Trinity Centre and the Co-op is looking a bit neglected, so we’re proposing to give it a bit of TLC and open it open to residents to create a thriving community garden that everyone in Fishermead can enjoy to grow food, get some exercise and socialise.
There is a lot of support from local volunteer groups and other organisations to help make this happen, and to help support the local community so that this garden benefits residents and wildlife. What we want to know, is do the residents want it…
This event is a residents meeting to start this conversation and to see who wants to be part of creating something special that will put Fishermead on the Incredible Edible map as the first of its kind in MK.
There will be a representative from Incredible Edible speaking at the event as well as lots of useful information about water-saving, creating wildlife-friendly areas and how community activities like this are great for our health and wellbeing.
This meeting follows a facilitator meeting that is due to take place from 4.30pm – 6pm.
For more background information, and to share any comments or suggestions about either event, please visit the “Let’s Green MK” page on the Milton Keynes Water Community platform.

Making MK Community Spaces Better for Residents & Wildlife… Together! - 19th September


This is an event for MK facilitators from groups and organisations that are interested in “greening” MK. The idea being, for us to start a collective conversation about how we can achieve better community spaces for residents and wildlife by working together.
At Planting Up, we aim to support the creation of a wildlife-friendly community garden (or area) in every estate in Milton Keynes in a way that: (1) ensures that water is being captured and used sustainably, and (2) that involves local residents, schools and businesses at its heart.
This facilitator meeting will take place from 4.30pm – 6pm and be followed by a Fishermead residents meeting from 6.30pm – 7.30pm about making Fishermead Incredible.
For more background information, and to share any comments or suggestions about either event, please visit the “Let’s Green MK” page on the Milton Keynes Water Community platform.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Weaving Trust event - 14th September

A Weaving Trust event is a tool for bringing communities together and ‘listening’. The main idea is to promote contact between people who would not otherwise meet based on the principle that contact and conversation builds bridges, creates awareness and weaves trust.


Transition Town Milton Keynes, as part of the Green Alliance, will host a Weaving Trust event to bring some of its members and an equal number of ‘guests’ together (primarily from Citizens:MK groups) to discuss the aims of our organisations and how environmental issues are being addressed in them.
This event is planned to take place in the Christian Foundation in Wolverton Square on Saturday 14 September 2019 from 3pm – 5pm.
Please contact Hilarie Bowman by emailing: hilariebowman@hotmail.comfor more information or register on the event on Eventbrite to reserve your place.
The format of the event will facilitate several one-to-one conversations lasting about 6 minutes each so that all guests get to talk to every host member.
A short wrap up session will then conclude the event with the aim of summarising the thoughts, objections and solutions of the group to get a better understanding of our organisational and personal interests and to agree the environmental concerns that we can address in our institutions by working together.
Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-are-your-thought-on-climate-change-debate-green-alliance-mk-weaving-trust-green-alliance-mk-tickets-66500022357  for more information 

Monday, 9 September 2019

Volunteers needed to support gardening project - 10th September

Volunteers needed to support a gardening project between North 9th and North 10th Street in Central Milton Keynes.


FairShare opening event - 1st October

FairShare is coming to Milton Keynes. Join them on 1st October for their opening day