Category Archives: Transition Town Brixton (TTB)

Learn kimchi, pickling, sauerkraut and sodas before Christmas

We’re about to embark on a series of workshops taking place at the Brixton Pound in the lead-up to Christmas. We’re obsessed with pickling and fermenting as active ways to extend the lifespan of fresh food, save money and help diversify diet, and we’re doing a bi-weekly workshop (Wednesdays 7-9pm) demonstrating different techniques.

Workshop dates

Wed Nov 7th – pickling
Wed Nov 21st – kimchi
Wed Dec 5th – sauerkraut
Wed Dec 19th – sodas

More workshop details

Pay-what-you-can (£20 suggested donation) All materials provided but bring your own jars. Book to avoid disappointment, group slots available Come learn some skills at a session or book Sean to run one at your house, studio or cafe.  Email Sean at kitchen@brixtonpound.org.

Local energy, local people, local money

Earlier this year we wrote about the launch of Brixton Energy Solar 1. The good news is that the project has been even more successful than was hoped for. The solar panels have generated more electricity than expected.

Brixton Energy Solar 1: The Brixton Energy team at Elmore House – before and after photo; January 2012 and April 2012. Photo credit: Tim Mitchell http://www.timmitchell.co.uk/

Following on from the success, the fabulous team at Brixton Energy have now launched their second 2nd share offer. This will see the installation of 45kW of solar panels on the roofs of the Loughborough Estate in Brixton. The project will be 100% community owned giving local investors a share of the profits, with the remaining profit created being used to help address fuel poverty in Brixton through the Community Energy Efficiency Fund, right across the 20 year life span of the project.

The exciting thing is that this time round you’re able to buy shares and receive returns in Brixton Energy Solar 2 in Brixton Pounds. Local energy, paid for by local investors, using local money! We believe this is another U.K. first! Simply read the relevant documentation, complete and send the application form and make a B£e pay-by-text payment to brixtonenergy.

Brixton Energy Solar 2 site. Five Styles Gardens flats.

Co-founder and project manager of Brixton Energy, Agamemnon Otero, said “This is a true community project that has been enabled through the donation of over 1000 hours time invested by a variety of local people who are committed to a clean energy future. It’s great to see the launch of Brixton Energy Solar 2 and the continued support and commitment from local people. Pioneering inner-city co-operatively owned renewable energy projects has been challenging, but we are proving that with the right skills, dedication and commitment, we can all take steps to make clean energy a reality, and we hope other community groups across the UK will be inspired to take action. We want to make Brixton Energy a shining example of inner city community resilience for the next 20 years”.

Brixton really is at the forefront of sustainability innovation in the U.K. Be part of the revolution and invest in Brixton Energy Solar 2!

Brixton Pound's new home

Brixton Market Row (by Steve Cadman)

Brixton Market Row (by Steve Cadman)

We are delighted to announce that the , together with Transition Town Brixton, the Brixton Market Traders Federation and Friends of Brixton Market, has been given a free space in the heart of Brixton! As part of the Space Makers initiative, what was an empty market unit will be transformed (initially for three months) into a buzzing community space for people to come together, mingle, discuss and contribute to create and enact a vision for Brixton as a thriving, inclusive and sustainable economy.

The unit will provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase the wonderful initiatives happening in our community, and a real chance for everyone to come say hi and get involved. Keep an eye on Unit 6, Granville Arcade for further developments.

Unit 5 at the Granville Arcade, Brixton Market

Our new home: Unit 6 at the Granville Arcade, Brixton Market

And if we ever need a cup of sugar, no doubt our next door neighbour Remade in Brixton at 5 Granville Arcade, will be happy to oblige, as well as lending some great creative skills.