Transition Penwith is an initiative that works to engage all sectors of the local community in addressing the issues which arise from Energy, Economics and the Environment.

Bushcraft, Green Woodwork and Traditional Archery Courses

9 March 2014 - 12:00pm - 28 August 2014 - 12:00pm
Plan-it Earth, Chyena, Sancreed, Penzance TR20 8QS

BUSHCRAFT (Contact Greg on or 07776 223337 for booking)
These 1-day courses are designed for those wishing to spend more time enjoying and living with nature, and are based in our woodland / coppice in Sancreed, West Penwith. From basic bushcraft and survival to deeper and more advanced skills these courses offer a wealth of knowledge from a woodsman who uses them regularly in his work. You can book a full day, or half day to suit your needs.

Bushcraft Basics - (Age 9+, all children to be accompanied by an adult) Designed for those wishing to camp in the wild with minimum kit, the day covers the four basics of bushcraft; Shelter, Food, Fire and Water. The morning is spent practically exploring the basics of shelter and wild food for lunch (plants and meat with veggie options available); the afternoon we obtain clean water through filtering and treating and safely make fire in different ways.
Cost £75.00 adult (£50 child) full day / £40.00 adult (£25.00 child) 1/2 day


Streetbank is a national movement of people who share with their neighbours. Its purpose is to boost local communities by encouraging people to get to know their neighbours. Accounts are free to set up. Once the account is set up the user receives emails from other users living nearby. Users can offer items for free or to lend, or offer skills. Members can also make requests and provide information. User can choose the size of their "neighbourhood" and can opt to receive messages from other users living within one, five or ten miles. There are members within Penwith and Streetbank's aims are very consistent with those of Transition Penwith.

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Bosavern Community Farm purchase goes through!

Bosavern Community Farm in St Just are delighted to announce to everyone that the farm purchase went through on March 31 at 4pm! This will enable them to make long term plans for the future of this great community resource and they would like to thank everybody very much for their support for the project so far. Do continue to support them by ordering your veg boxes, buying from the farm gate and shop, and volunteering. Either ring the farm on 01736 788454 for more details or email them on

Monthly Social Gathering

1 May 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dolphin Tavern, Quay Street, Penzance TR18 4BD

We're having an informal monthly get-together on the first Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Tavern in Penzance. Our e-mails go out to hundreds of people and we want to create more opportunities for more of those people to meet each other and make connections because ... this is what building a resilient local community is really about.

The Transition Penwith Core Group is elected at the AGM every year and does its best to steer the organisation in the intervening twelve months. But it's not possible for the Core Group to do absolutely everything - we want to facilitate more people taking action on the ground.

Social events like these are a way of exchanging ideas and talking informally about how this could be brought about. So why not come along and chat about your views on the end of the oil age and what you could do to make the transition smoother?

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