Our Sustainable Worthing Map Is Now Live!

Posted on 05 January 2023

After many months of gathering and inputting information, our map is finally live here:
https://oneplanet.com/published/resource-map/plans/transition-town-worthing

If you scroll down and go to “download PDF” you will see, under the 10 principles, what we have included so far to help you take action.

If you go to the resource map:
https://oneplanet.com/published/Plan/plans/transition-town-worthing/mindmap and wait a minute for it to load, then you can click on any of the icons on the map and it will take you directly to information about that resource as well as contact details, website etc. so that you can find out more and maybe support that initiative in whatever way you can.

It’s been created (thanks to funding from www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk and the expertise of https://oneplanet.com) to signpost what’s already going on locally and we hope that this will enable people to support our community in countless ways and there’s no better time than now to find out how you can do just that.

Please explore it and maybe base your New Year’s Resolutions on what you find. It’s a call to action, to support local businesses and organisations that are doing what they can to reduce their own carbon footprint or lessen their impact on the environment. It’s designed to let people know what initiatives already exist, so a lot of the leg work has been done, and we know that any help or support you can give will be most appreciated.

We’re a tiny team so can’t cope with being bombarded but if you spot any glaring mistakes or things that don’t work, please let us know about any glitches and we’ll do our best to sort them out. It’s a work in progress and we still need to tidy things up a bit and, with anything like this, things will change and need updating but it’s a start…. We hope you have fun playing with it!

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...the stunts we get up to on our community allotments!!

Planting a Victoria Plum, kindly donated and planted by Natalie, and then collecting and delivering a 1000 litre cube to The Triangle. 

Huge thanks to Worthing Coaches Official for donating a couple of cubes so we can harvest a lot more rainwater this year for our community fruit and veg growing.

...the stunts we get up to on our community allotments!!

Planting a Victoria Plum, kindly donated and planted by Natalie, and then collecting and delivering a 1000 litre cube to The Triangle.

Huge thanks to Worthing Coaches Official for donating a couple of cubes so we can harvest a lot more rainwater this year for our community fruit and veg growing.
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Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, means hill culture or hill mound. We call them Huggies down in Carondelet.

Instead of putting branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags by the curbside for the bin men... build a hugel bed. Simply mound logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure, compost or whatever other biomass you have available, top with soil and plant your veggies.

The advantages of a hugel bed are many, including:

The gradual decay of wood is a consistent source of long-term nutrients for the plants. A large bed might give out a constant supply of nutrients for 20 years (or even longer if you use only hardwoods). The composting wood also generates heat which should extend the growing season.

Soil aeration increases as those branches and logs break down... meaning the bed will be no till, long term.

The logs and branches act like a sponge. Rainwater is stored and then released during drier times. Actually you may never need to water your hugel bed again after the first year (except during long term droughts).

On a sod lawn we recommend cutting out the sod, digging a one foot deep trench and filling the trench with logs and branches. Then cover the logs with the upside down turf. On top of the turf add grass clippings, seaweed, compost, aged manure, straw, green leaves, mulch, etc...
This one here is a Garlic " Huggie " located in the Forest Park area of St. Louis.
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