There’s a rather good programme on BBC Radio 4 called ‘The Reunion’, which “reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history”. With our theme this month being ‘Resourcing your initiative’, we thought it might be interesting to revisit the beginnings of one of the first Transition initiatives, Totnes in Devon. We reunited 5 of the people intimately involved with its formation, chaired by Peter Redstone, to explore how did it come together, what were the resources that needed putting in place early on, what were the foundations put in place and how was it done? This is Part One, Part Two will follow soon. It is offered, of course, with the caveat that this is just the story of what worked in Totnes, it will be different in every place. We hope you find it interesting and useful.