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WELCOME TO THE JUNE NEWSLETTER


Random acts of wildness…


Photo of plantsThis month Transition Kentish Town are giving away free small veg/fruit plants, which many of you have grown from seed. A big thank you to our growers! We have got a fab array of tomatoes, strawbs, chard, salad, and some tomatillo’s, for making salsa! We are doing this to promote the wildlifetrusts.org annual nature challenge: 'Random acts of wildness'. 

To get your free plant, all we ask is that you commit to a random act of wildness this month: anything you can do to bring a bit more nature into your life. This can take a few seconds, a few minutes, or if you lose yourself completely, a few hours! 

We've got a few ideas - but you can make up your own, too! How about:

  1. Join our Camden Forest meeting on Friday 12th June 4-5pm. This is a project which aims to plant 2025 trees around Camden by the year 2025! In the first six months of the project we have already given away nearly 500 trees in association with the conservation charity TCV.org.uk. You can see our growing forest plotted on the website: camdenforest2025.wordpress.com.
    We have lots of fun ideas for how the Camden forest can branch out!
  2. Join our Green Roots meeting on Thursday 18th June 5-6pm. This is a project which aims to make walking around the borough fun. Let’s rid our streets of cars and clean our air. Let’s create Green Roots…walks, which take in everything from planted tree pits and inspiring front gardens to solar panels and street art.

    Bramshill Rd, NW5: how about this for a great piece of street art as part of a Green Root?
     
  3. Plant up a tree pit outside your home or block.
     
  4. Help Camden Council by watering street trees. During this time of lockdown, we have been approached by Camden Tree Department to help out with their newly planted street trees.These newly planted trees will have a green watering bag attached. To use the irrigation bag just pour water into the hole in the bag. The bag will slowly release the water into the soil over 3-6 hours. You could even share your help using #camdentreesneedyou on Twitter! To find out where newly planted trees are near you, please refer to this map.

Pick up your own veg plant from one of these two locations:

  • 62 St Albans Rd, NW5 1RH, opposite Kingswear Road.
  • 42 Rochester Place NW1 9JX, opposite Reeds Place.

You can collect the veg plant any time in the seven day period from Sunday 7th June. The veg plants will be on display! Just take your pick...

If you are self-isolating and would like us to drop a plant round to you, please do get in touch. Email: info@transitionkentishtown.org.uk.
 



SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY 15th JUNE, 7-8:30PM
 

Join Camden Council leader, Cllr Georgia Gould, at a Think and Do online interactive webinar to hear about Camden Council’s new five year Climate Action plan, and Think and Do’s role in supporting it: Thinkanddocamden.org.uk.
 
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