Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset. The main ones are:

• Getting stuck in with a woodland working party
• Forming/ joining a Transition Together group
• Helping out at a community farm

If you are not sure which opportunity is best for you or you fancy doing something not mentioned here, please get in touch and we can help you get involved.

Join a Community Woodland Working Group

Read further information about Community Woodland events.

1. Little Giant Wood, Stoke Abbott
The Parish are establishing a calendar of working parties and events. Autumn and winter will focus on woodland management and spring and summer are events that are country knowledge based, such as bat walks and fungi talks. Please contact Matthew Bowditch if you want to find out more m1bowditch.vets@virgin.net.

2. Prime Coppice
Their working woodlanders programme runs regular work parties.  Contact Ruth Fuller to find out more ruthjfuller@hotmail.com or visit www.primecoppice.com.

3. Allington Hill
Allington Hill runs regular work parties.  Email Cathy on allingtonhill@gmail.com or get in touch via Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/allingtonhillbillies/ to find out more.

4. Hooke Park
Common Ground is looking to establish a community woodland at Hooke.  They recently hosted a meeting to find out what the local community are interested in… but it’s not too late!  Email Adrian if you are interested in getting involved - adrian@commonground.org.uk.

5. Dorchester Community Woodland  
The Duchy of Cornwall has approved Transition Town Dorchester using some of their woodlands around the community farm. There will be a meeting in January to gauge interest so if you’re looking for a new year’s resolution involving meeting people, getting fit and getting involved with environmental conservation contact Kate kforrester.k@gmail.com.

Transition Together

Transition Together is a fun, practical way of saving money on household bills. It is a tried and tested programme where a group of friends or neighbours get together to work through a practical manual, learning how to save energy and water, reduce waste and travel wisely.  Previous participants have had a lot of fun, made friend and saved an average of £600 per year on household bills. Contact emily@da21.org.uk.

Transition Town Dorchester: Community Farm/Orchard

1. Railway orchard work days
11am – 3pm, 1st Saturday every month.

Railway Orchard is open to anyone. We need your help… so put on your strongest boots, bring your ideas and some lunch and come down and join in! You will find us along the footpath behind the garages at the eastern end of Monmouth road or from the footpath alongside the railway at the eastern end of Alfred Road (at the back of Dorchester South Station). Contact Kate kforrester.k@gmail.com.

2. Under Lanche Community Farm work days
10am – 3pm, every 2nd Saturday and 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month.

This is our first major project and is open to anyone who is interested, not just TTD members. It’s not all work, get to know like minded folk in between growing, sowing, weeding, watering and feeding the hens. Its a great opportunity to share ideas on providing a more sustainable future for our community and plan our future projects. Contact Kate kforrester.k@gmail.com.

Transition Town Bridport:
Curtain Lining and Draught Proofing workshops

Transition Town Bridport are giving free workshops on cheap ways to cut fuel bills and make your home more comfortable this winter. They will show you how to make thermal curtain liners without a sewing machine and how to draught-proof your home. Contact admin@transitiontownbridport.co.uk

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