Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Foodival in The Post

More press coverage of the Tooting Harvest Foodival in this week's Mitcham, Morden & Wimbledon Post.

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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Foodival In The Wandsworth Guardian

Great bit of publicity in today's Wandsworth Guardian for next month's Foodival - well done Foodival team! We now have a good selection of Tooting's restaurants signed up and ready to get involved, cooking up great locally grown food in their own inimitable styles and are also grateful to several other supporters (see below). All it needs now is for Tooting residents to keep nurturing those plants and to keep fingers crossed for a bumper crop come September! As usual head for the Foodival & Veg Pledging sites or contact Giles Read or Claudia Ruane for more details. Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The Psychology of Climate Change

In a surprise first for this "correspondent", a whole meal was created from the bounteous produce of our postage stamp garden this week (see below). It IS possible! OK we didn't "grow" the fish but ... an ocean is made of many raindrops. And doesn't that carrot look like a well known Tooting resident? Answers on a postcard please.

Out in the ether, todays' Ecologist has an article entitled "The psychology of climate change: why we do nothing" which is an interesting read. The article cites Renee Lertzman a PhD Research student in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University who, looking at the unconscious motivations behind many people’s responses to climate change, reckoned that:
"more participant-led models such as the Transition Town movement where people were encouraged to bring there own ideas rather than being lectured at, were more likely to succeed".
Let's hope so! The positive outlook of the Transition Movement, its open framework and inclusiveness do seem to engage the "man or woman in the street" on climate change and peak oil issues better than beating us about the head with scenarios of impending doom!

Meanwhile back in South London's vibrant melting pot, TTT are busy signing up the town's restaurants to cook local produce for the Foodival next month and looking for more growers to pledge food to be cooked and served to the public on the day. Can you help? Surely you can do better than my lookalike carrot? Contact Giles Read HERE to join in the project.

Finally, if you just can't get enough of TTT in your life, you could join our Facebook group or follow TTT on Twitter. Whatever next?! DT

Saturday, 1 August 2009

What Might Trashcatching Look Like?

A few excerpts from June's Trashcatching Procession at the BATCA Funday