There’s more detail on most of these in the individual blog posts for each place (click on the place name), but here’s a quick summary of the enterprises I came across on my travels, whether emerging from Transition, a connected enterprise* or nothing to do with Transition at all**, as far as we know:
- Brixton Pound – notes and an electronic version too.
- Community Draught Busters – the original!
- Brixton Energy – solar projects, community share issue.
- ReMakery – fixing and selling 2nd hand stuff and sharing facilities and equipment.
- London Creative Labs* – working with long term unemployed.
- Makerhood* – bringing local makers together, enables self-support and new markets.
- Dunbar Bakery – up and running.
- Car club – model can be replicated.
- Dunbar Community Energy Company.
- Abundant Earth – workers co-op food hub/CSA model.
- Fruitful Durham – use unwanted local fruit production, a new nursery, just getting going.
Incredible Edible**, Todmorden
- Incredible Edible Growing Ltd – growing and educating.
- Incredible Edible Food Hub – school-based state of the art fish farm, growing centre and educational facilities.
- Weekly food market with entry criteria – a TTL partnership, run by Lewes Local Community Interest Company (CIC).
- OVESCO energy company – energy efficiency services and projects like solar PV on brewery, community owned.
- Decision Lab – offering support to Transition groups and enterprises.
- Lewes Pound.
- Food Nation Maidenhead – a hub model, just getting started, could offer a ready-made back end system for people wanting to start their own, just being trialled in T-Maidenhead and T-Letchworth.
- MaidEnergy – a T-Maidenhead related cooperative that’s helping a group looking at covering a section of the M40’s sound barriers with solar PV.
- Solar Co-Op was one of the first enterprises to spin out of T-Maidenhead – now looking at solar PV options on community buildings, funded by community shares.
- Reading True Food Co-operative** – a shop and weekly pop-up shops in community centres – i.e. mobile markets.
- Cultivate Oxford** – a mobile greengrocery delivers local organic produce to neighbourhood drop-off points.
- Farmshare – model of CSA and food hub up and running.
- Bicycle Links** – gives unemployed and disadvantaged people skills and work shop experience, refurbishes unwanted bikes, encourages cycling as a sustainable means of transport.
- Green Valley Grocer – community owned shop.
- The Handmade Bakery – community owned bakery.
- Edibles – growing local foods.
- Valley Wind Co-operative** in Kirklees.
This listing is part of the overall reflections on my roadtrip.
Fiona Ward, August 2012.
Main image: Russell at the Handmade Bakery.