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Forest Row tip faces closure

East Sussex County Council are considering closing the Forest Row waste facility (ie the tip in Station Road). They are currently consulting about this, so it is very important that you submit your thoughts about it by 11 December. The survey is on the ESCC site.

It is worth having a quick read of the supporting documents before you complete the survey,…


Created by BradScott Oct 31, 2013 at 5:46pm. Last updated by BradScott Feb 11, 2014.

Transition Projects



Are you involved in a community project? Want people to know?

Add your project!…


Created by Mike Grenville Nov 13, 2012 at 3:05pm. Last updated by Mike Grenville Nov 13, 2012.


The PDF version of Forest Row In Transition, our EDAP vision, is now available for download here. Printed copies are still available at £5 inc P&P to UK - please contact Mike Grenville for bulk orders and overseas delivery costs (FYI each one weights 200 grams)…

Created by Mike Grenville Sep 16, 2009 at 12:27pm. Last updated by Mike Grenville May 16, 2012.

Notes Home

Copies of The Transition Companion along with other Transition related books are available through Mike Grenville.

This is the 'must read' book about what the Transition movement is all about. Entertainingly written…


Created by Mike Grenville Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00am. Last updated by Mike Grenville Nov 29, 2011.

Other websites

A selection of other websites:

The Transition Network news site

The Forest Row community website

Network with other Transitioners around the South East

The blog of Rob Hopkins - founder… Continue

Created by Mike Grenville Jun 24, 2008 at 5:02pm. Last updated by Mike Grenville Oct 30, 2008.



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Mike Grenville replied to Mike Grenville's discussion The Flyer
"The Flyer - issue #28 15 January 2015"
Jan 17
Lisa-Marie Taylor is attending Mike Grenville's event


January 16, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
For 12,000 years man has been cultivating seeds. Now, 94% of our seed varieties have been lost. From the makers of Farmer John & Queen of the Sun, SEED unveils the battle for the future of our seeds. Through optimistic stories, SEED reveals the hidden beauty of seeds and unearths the power they have to sustain, enliven and enrich our humanity.More about the Seed Industry Structure infographic…See More
Jan 12
Brighton Permaculture Trust posted events
Jan 11
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Self Building an Earthship at Stanmer Park

April 17, 2015 at 9am to April 19, 2015 at 5pm
*Repeats 12-14 June; 3-5 July; 16-18 OctoberThis course is for anyone interested in learning about the construction of an Earthship. It includes practical workshops and aims to give a thorough understanding of the process.Cost: £160-£310Tutors: Rebecca Sarll, Jon Kalviac, Paulina Wojciechowska, Mischa Hewitt, Gillian Trott, Kevan Trott Full details and bookings:…See More
Jan 11
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Green Roofs at Brighton

October 24, 2015 at 10am to October 25, 2015 at 1pm
24-25 OctoberSat 10-5Sun 10-1Learn about green roofs and how to create them on this one and a half day course. Includes practical work and site visits.Venues: Varndean School, Balfour Road, BN1 6NPCrewe Club, 26 Coolham Drive, Brighton BN2 5QWCourse fee (depending on income) £115-£250 Tutors: Lee Evans, James Farrell, Adam Ingleby***NOTE bookings can only…See More
Jan 11
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Planning & Planting a Small Orchard at Stanmer Park

November 28, 2015 from 9:30am to 5pm
Cost: £60-£160This course covers the process of initial orchard planning, along with the selection and planting of fruit trees.  There will also be discussions and advice on community aspects of the subject matter..  Course tutors: Bryn Thomas, Peter MaySee website for full details.***NOTE bookings can only be made via our website: More
Jan 11
Brighton Permaculture Trust updated an event

Eco Renovate your Home at Phoenix Community Centre

November 14, 2015 from 9am to 5:30pm
Brighton Permaculture Trust, in partnership with Low Carbon Trust, is running this one-day course, run. This course looks at making the home more energy efficient and highlights areas where savings can be made and carbon footprints, reduced.  It is tailored to the individual participant’s needs and is suitable for beginners and those familiar with eco-building. Course fee £72-£162. Tutors: Mischa Hewitt See website for full details and booking information:…See More
Jan 11
Brighton Permaculture Trust shared their event on Twitter
Jan 11

Blog Posts

Forest Row has its own electric vehicle charging point --- and it's free!

Posted by tony lewin on October 17, 2014 at 15:10 0 Comments

Forest Row has its own electric vehicle charging point  --- and it's free!

 Over the last year there has

been a increase in electric

vehicles in and around the

village. WiredThing, a Forest

Row based software company,

realised that the nearest free

32amp charging point was 9

miles away. With that in mind,

they decided to approach

Forest Row Parish Council to see if they could

provide a community…


Replacement Film

Posted by Mike Grenville on February 1, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

Sadly the film Continuum we had programmed for 11th April will not now be available until next year. So I'm looking for a replacement film. Here are the candidates - add your comments below about what you would like to see.

The trailers and more details are in all the links below:

  1. Project Wild thing


Forest Row newsletter

Posted by Mike Grenville on May 11, 2013 at 15:30 0 Comments

May 2013 Transition Forest Row newsletter

Transition Free Press

With 24 pages of full-on, full colour news and views, the summer edition is now available. Great photographs, great articles, contributed by Transitioners and community activists working in the field. Ordinary people doing extraordinary stuff in all kinds of places: in the city, in…


Backyard biology

Posted by BradScott on May 5, 2013 at 8:00 0 Comments

Becoming aware of the diversity of life on our doorsteps is another side to our developing understanding of where we live and our interdependence. Wildlife isn’t just something that exists in far-away places that we watch on TV. There is an astonishing variety of life in our gardens alone, and it is much more complex and diverse than we might imagine.

Over the weekend of 1-2 June, there is a national wildlife…


May 2013 - Transition Network Newsletter

Posted by Mike Grenville on May 3, 2013 at 9:32 0 Comments

Transition Network Newsletter - May 2013


New Delivery Director

As the first step in its planned restructure, Transition Network has appointed Sarah McAdam to the…



The Flyer

Started by Mike Grenville in Forest Row weekly Flyer. Last reply by Mike Grenville Jan 17. 1 Reply


Started by Steve Alton in Peak Oil and Energy News Nov 18, 2014. 0 Replies

The 'Holy 'Oak'

Started by Stella Kassimati in General Forest Row Discussion Sep 4, 2014. 0 Replies


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