Book now for the Local Entrepreneur Forum on Tuesday 2 June when five local Transition Enterprises will pitch to the Community of Dragons (you all!) to secure your pledges of investment and in kind support.
We are working with a long list of 10 Transition Enterprises (see below)
We also have a big task to build a community of ‘investors’ (not just of money), who will support us and our enterprises in our vision to build a Community Supported Local Economy. Please
- book your tickets at www.LambethLEF.eventbrite.co.uk
- tell everyone you know, especially potential community investors (not just of money – time, expertise, moral support, contacts, space, likes on facebook, hugs!)
- pick up fliers from the pile in the Town Hall Reception and put them up prominently and hand to friends. They are available for download here.
- follow us on twitter @ttbrixton #LambethLEF
- join our facebook community LambethLEF to keep abreast of developments,
- join us at our regular REconomy Green Drinks (next Monday 25 May, Kaff Bar, 68 Atlantic Road, SW9, 7pm on) where we will be planning and building support to make the #LambethLEF a huge success in 2015 and beyond.
- volunteer to help build the new economy and make the LEF a resounding success. We need people to help set up and decorate from 11am, steward from 1.30, help with food from 5.30, clear up 11-midnight.
To contact us please email LambethLEF@gmail.com. Let us know if you would like
- to help organise and staff the LEF, when you’re available and what you’d like to do.
- to explore how you could become an community investor (not just of money) and/or
- if you are a potential Transition Enterprise.
We are working with an evolving list of at least 10 enterprises. The long list from which the eventual pitchers will be chosen includes:
Kitchen Table Projects is a starting point for emerging artisan food producers to make their visions come to life. It will be a cafe-come-food store which market tests artisan producers products as well as offering business support and mentoring to them.
The Library of Things gives local people access to those items that you need the most but use the least.
The Grain Grocer supplies cheap (unwrapped) organic foods at Crystal Palace Food Market.
Spiral provide real local work experience to young people that also delivers real work skills.
Streetscape provides apprenticeships in landscape gardening to 18-25 year olds who are long-term unemployed, helping them to build the skills, experience and attributes they need to fulfill their dreams and move into and retain work
Social Landscapes is dedicated to generating urban cultures in which people and planet prosper though permaculture projects, design and training.
Remakery Brixton is a new co-operative workshop space for making things from materials that were destined for landfill.
Firesouls is improving access for local organisations to funds and to planning gain benefits from big local contracts.
Loughborough Farm is a community food growing project in Loughborough Junction. It provide horticulture training and aims to build a patchwork of local food growing spaces.