Melting Pot special - Talula interview
Just as a bit of a special treat we thought we bring you Niki’s interview with (see podcast 14) again, just cause it’s a gem and you might have missed it. Find out more about the band. And check out the weekly podcast for more of this stuff. Scope out the downloads page for all that you have missed so far.
April 21st, 2007
Talk of the town
Despite a fair amount of PRSD leg-pulling (click here, and indeed, here), the Transition Town Totnes wheeze goes from strength to strength with a new programme of events planned for April and July.
Rob Hopkins, co-ordinator of TTT, is apparently astonished at how the movement has catalysed residents in the town. Ah, you should never underestimate the citizens of Totnesia, Rob.
He told PRSD: “The community involvement in exploring ways for Totnes to prepare for and adapt to life beyond cheap oil has been amazing.
“Among other things, we are busy compiling the Local Food Directory, have held dozens of successful talks and film screenings, planted nut trees on Vire Island, and held a fantastic discussion seminar with local councillors about peak oil and climate change.
“We’ve also run extremely popular workshops on renewable energy, started the Great Reskilling workshops, and of course have launched our own local currency, the Totnes Pound, to support local shops and restaurants.”
But where next for this vision of utopia in scarves? Well, there’s a whole buncha new activities planned for starters.
Those wanting to learn about solar hot water, ground source heat pumps, wood fuel, microhydro, and, ahem, small-scale wind, will be interested in the Renewable Energy For All workshops.
For those interesting in housing, the legendary Bill Dunster of the famous BedZed (Beddington Zero Energy Development) and Bob Thomlinson of Living Villages Trust will be yapping about New Strategies For Zero-Energy Housing.
Meanwhile, the Great Reskilling workshops continue with lessons on breadmaking, wild food foraging, home-made paint, and an introduction to YouTube video activism. Holy crap!
We’re feeling quite frightened, so if you want further details, check out the TTT website for more, slightly sinister, Totnesian fun.
Posted by Thin White Duke
April 21st, 2007