Melbourne Area Transition

United Kingdom

An initiative centred around the small South Derbyshire town of Melbourne, in existence since 2008 and with several successful projects to its credit including a 10kW Solar PV system on the roof of a grade 1 listed parish church. Since 2013 the largest of these projects, the community purchase of 10 acres of land (www.whistlewoodcommon.org), takes up most of our energies. We are transforming the landscape here to benefit community resilience, social cohesion, education around the big issues, and biodiversity, using permaculture agroforestry design techniques.

The global problems seem ever more insistent and urgent. We would always like to do more than resources allow and invite all similar-minded folk in and around our vicinity to join us in doing what we can – and actually having quite a bit of fun in the process…