Happy New Year from TTW!

Happy New Year from TTW! New Year New Website to celebrate!

2023 has been another big year for Transition Town Wellington. It was just twelve months ago that our town clerk, Dave Farrow, signed the lease on 62.5 acres of land protecting this vital green corridor for people and wildlife for (at least!) 150 years. Within minutes (or so it felt like!), Adam and his team at Wellington Community Food started an organic community farm on the land, providing weekly veg bags for 20 families in the area. On Fox’s Field, the growing felt like it never stopped – with the herbal area springing into life, with sage, fennel, chives, chamomile, and marigolds galore soon followed by harvests of peas, beans, and a cornucopia of squashes, courgettes and marrows on last year’s hay bales. So many people have been harvesting happily from the forest garden, it feels like it has become a well-established part of our local landscape!

There’s so much to look forward to in 2024. Now we finally have a container on Fox’s Field, storing and accessing our tools is a million times easier, and we’ll soon have a place to meet and sit, and hops and honeysuckle to grow up its sides. The forest garden has inspired others to start their own, and we’re super proud to be ‘twinning’ forest gardens with one in Cossington, which Helen and Anita have helped a group there to design. We hope that this will be the first of many, popping up like mushrooms all over the southwest!

And what a fantastic way to kick off the new year with the launch of the brand new, all-singing all-dancing ttw website. Cue: trumpet fanfares and fireworks!! It’s an incredible achievement – thanks to the hard work, and genius design of Philip Knowlman. This has been partly funded from a grant from the Transition Network, but is largely down to literally hundreds of volunteer hours from Flip and his friend Roger, with inputs from very many others. It is a marvellous resource for the town – not just the group but anyone in the area. Each of the groups is showcased, and each of the sites across the town, with a level of detail and interactivity which is just brilliant. It really points the way forward not just for ttw as a group, but for Wellington as a place. We are immensely proud of it, and hope that you will spend many happy moments exploring the site. Do let us know what you think!
Anita Roy
TTW Chair

Happy New Year 2024