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Resources

As you can tell this section is a little blank at the moment. We’ll be filling this in ASAP.

If you have any ideas or link of local or global sites of interest let us know.

Also if you have any articles or content that you want to post to the site, send it to info@transitioncowbridge.org and I’m sure we can upload it to the news section.

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Food/Growing

Pencoed Growers are local producers of seasonal vegetables, salads, herbs, cut flowers and willow (for basketry and living willow structures).  All these are grown using sustainable rotations, natural inputs and respect for the soil and the environment. contact them on: pencoedgrowers@tiscali.co.uk

Oakland Organics produce a section of ethically-produced organic meats including Pedigree Welsh Black Beef, Rare breed Welsh Lamb, Organic Tamworth Oakland Pork and Organic Free-range Chicken

Contact them on: contact@oaklandsorganincs.com or call 01446 781177

Cowbridge Farmers’ Market is a great place to buy local seasonal produce as well as have a friendly chat to the producers. Markets are held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month between 9.30 am – 1.00pm

for a full list of produce see: www.valefarmersmarket.co.uk or call 01446 771033

Landshare is a scheme set up by Transition Town Totnes and has been developed by Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall as way of connecting people who can’t manage their gardens with people who are really keen to grow produce.

For further details see www.landshare.net

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Energy

Energy Saving Trust provides free and impartial advice on how to save energy in you home including information on grants for installing insulation, energy efficient boilers and renewable energy.

For more information see www. energysavingtrust.org.uk or call 0800 512012

Carbon Trust provides a similar service but is tailored to saving energy in the work place. Not only helping to reduce your C02 emissions but also your overheads.

For more information see www.carbontrust.co.uk or call 0800 0852005

Energy saving retailers

www.nigelsecostore.com

www.ethicalsuperstore.com

www.efficientlight.co.uk -offers a full range or energy efficient lighting products and more

www.Sedbuk.co.uk -Compares all the latest A rated boilers

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Sustainable Travel and Transport

www.seat61.com -The Man in Seat 61 is a site that offers you the chance to find out how to travel far and wide without flying.

www.sustrans.org.uk – Sustrans is a cycle charity that has very useful maps and cycle routes around the UK.


Local Economy

www.penllynhandknits.co.uk – For a range of locally produced quality knitted products to fit all shapes and sizes