Transition Stroud is a dynamic group of volunteers working for a future with more locally grown food, readily available sustainable energy, better transport and strong communities. ts_textile_banner

Our focus is on engagement, learning and action.

Anyone can be involved.  Everyone is needed.

We were established in 2006, and our first projects began in 2007, making us the world’s fifth Transition town. There are now over 1,000 similar initiatives in 50 countries around the world.

Find out more about us in our short film at the bottom of the page.

How to get involved

Transition Stroud volunteers run regular events and action groups, as well as one-off activities – click on the links for more information or email We organise through regular council meetings, and a programme of open meetings which are open for anyone to attend.

Our ‘SkillsGain’ workshops cover a wide range of topics, from bicycle maintenance to ethical consumerism and ecological footprinting. For the current programme contact us.

Edible Stroud plants fruit bushes and trees and other edible plants in public spaces around the town. The iEdible Stroud team effort digging holes for huge fruit bushesdea is to grow more food locally and to provide a wildlife-friendly environment from which we all benefit.


Our regular groups are a Textiles Group – which meets monthly to share skills and upcycle garments, Building Skills Action Group,  and Woodfuel Group. For more information email us.

Other popular events include the Eco Homes weekendOpen Edible Gardens, and Potato Day. Sign up for our newsletter by emailing, or fill in the sign up box to the right of this page.

And did you know that Stroud Community TV, a channel for videos which record and celebrate the Five Valleys, also falls under the Transition Stroud banner?

We need your support

We are a volunteer-led organisation: if you would like to support us so that we can deliver more projects which support local people and the community, please click the donate button below, or download our Standing Order Form. If you have any questions about our work or about becoming a regular donor, please email us.


Thanks to Stroud District Council for financial support






Find out more about us in our short film:

“A future without oil could be better than the present if we use our imagination and think creatively.” – Rob Hopkins