Free event

Sustainability: ‘Real World’ Projects


Sustainability: ‘Real World’ Projects
6th & 8th May 2015 (repeated programme)
12:30 – 1.30 pm

Committee Room A
Falkner Road


The event will present a range of ‘real world’ projects that are operating in Farnham and highlight opportunities to engage in different aspects of sustainability in a practical and hands-on manner.


Transition Town Farnham (TTF) is a not-for-profit organisation that was set up 2008 as part of wider movement of national and international initiatives focused on low carbon living. The initial focus of TTF was on networking, events and garden sharing but has now moved towards an approach of developing and delivering ‘real world’ related to waste, food, drink and cycling in the Farnham area. TTF now acts as an umbrella for a range of local initiatives: Farnham Local Food (is a project focused on Community Supported Agriculture that has been set up a cooperative, employing 2 part-time staff); Farnham Hoppers (a project focused on revitalising local brewing tradition and infrastructure); Farnham Repair Café (a project focused on extending the life of products through repair); Farnham Greenways (a project focused on building a local cycling network); and the Farnham Eco-Cinema (a project focused on developing a venue for sustainability themed films and activities). Finally, the Farnham Food Garden is a student initiated project that is currently being created within the UCA Farnham campus with support from UCA and TTF.


Professor Martin Charter & Scott Keiller, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, UCA Farnham
‘Real World’ Projects in Farnham: What they are and how to engage with them

Case study: Farnham Food Garden
Ben Smart, MA Interior Design, UCA Farnham

Benefits of Attendance

The event will give you an opportunity to identify interesting projects that you might want to engage with in your own time and/or as part of your studies. It will also provide an opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals.


This is a free, open event but is particularly targeted at UCA students and staff.


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Free Event – Registration

The event is free.  To attend on 6th or 8th May just send an email to Ros by 1st May on highlighting or contact her directly at:

Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
University for the Creative Arts,
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 892772

Social networking

Use the social networking share buttons at the top to tell your colleagues and networks about the opportunity. If you’re tweeting you may want to copy in the following: @mcharter1 @CfSD_UCA @FarnhamRepairC