The Restart Project aims at reducing electronic waste and helping communities to reskill around fixing of electrical appliances and all sorts of electronic gadgets. We organise Restart Parties across London and aim at creating an online platform to map and review all kinds of repairers, thus supporting them and making it easier for normal people to find them.
Restart is inspired by the principles of Transition. It was co-founded by Ugo, member of Transition Belsize. Other members of the group have already taken part in community repair events organised by Restart. We are alway looking for new members, so feel free to contact us for all kinds of collaboration and ideas.
In 2010 the Transition Belsize Food Growing group installed raised beds made from old pallets in the corner of the Premier Inn Hotel car park on Ornan Road (see photos). The site was and is a huge success. A group of local residents maintain it and harvest food from it. Hotel staff are very proud of it. Hotel guests and passersby visit it. Rainwater is collected from a nearby wall to water it. Food waste is recycled through two wormeries and returned to the site as compost. It’s wonderful example of both Transition and permaculture in practice.
We always need extra hands so please come and join us if you’d like to help out, or to learn about food growing and permaculture, or simply to visit and chat.