Pelhams, Kinson, Bournemouth Oct 2011
Local and regional charities, community and voluntary groups, ethical/environmental traders, businesses and Transition BH Hub once again teamed up for a free event, The Green Community Fair, held at Pelhams in Kinson on Saturday 29th October.
A promotional video by Hannah Ashworth, a multi-media journalism student at Bournemouth Uni. can view below and photos of the day can be viewed here; http://tinyurl.com/gcfphotos
(Some photos used by kind permission of Steve Harris http://www.crabbycabby.co.uk)
The date was set so that the The Green Community Fair will be included in the list of activities available to families during the October half term. Some families spent hours crafting stone carvings, there were ferrets and chickens to meet and the recycled arts ‘bottle rocket workshop’ went off with a blast.
In keeping with the environmental theme, there was a cycle powered music stage.
The Training and Learning Company, a volunteer based community interest initiative provided fair trade hot drinks and locally sourced organic food. And the addition of a new Vegetarian Caterer Timbuktu Coffee Caravan was happily situated in the animal campaigns stalls area.
Many stalls had a roaring trade at the special Ethical and Environmental Market and people were pampered and treated at the natural, holistic and healing therapies area.
Trading pitches and healing/therapy opportunities are currently available for future events. Here’s what one of the stall holders said about a previous event.
“Great day today! My stall had loads of visitors and good sales. The day had a lovely vibe about it. Well done to those involved.”
The Green Community Fairs are being organised for the Community in conjunction with the Transition BH Hub who are groups of people living in Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Christchurch and surrounding areas starting Transition Towns initiatives for the benefit of the community and for the environment.
Under Transition Towns, these projects are united with the aim to start to prepare and raise awareness of the inevitable transition to a low energy future resulting from the effects on the environment and community of reaching peak oil and increasing carbon emissions.
The aim of the Green Community Fair is to bring together people in the community with the Transition and Community projects alongside likeminded local voluntary groups, charities, businesses and business people.
All events are planned to be free to the public and the Kinson event was supported by Total Sel solar power installer, the Kinson Traders Association, Eco Floor Care, Pelhams Leisure Centre, LINks,Bournemouth Council Home Building Maintenance Solar Energy Team, the Bournemouth Partnership Healthy Homes, and The Green Knowledge Network sub group of the Bournemouth Chamber of Commerce.
There are also opportunities for individuals to get involved as volunteers – help is needed during the run up to the events, on the day, and also with the break down. Volunteers receive training, free meals and expenses where possible with additional opportunities available at other green events and festivals around the country throughout the year.
For more information interested parties can contact Sam The Paperwork Fairy on the details shown below.
Sam Monks >;< – the paperwork fairy
T: 01202 386348
M: 079546 98666
Environmental Campaigning Group – raising awareness of environmental issues both local and global.
FOOD AND HEALTHY EATING
- Healthy eating courses in the community
- Community Food Champions Training
- Food Skills for homeless people
- Food skills for People recovering from Drug and Alcohol Misuse
- Vocational catering training and work experience
A range of green and eco products for the home, the garden, for you and your pets! Ranging from lovely fair trade vegan soaps to eco batteries and from soap nuts (yes nuts you put in with your washing) to aloe vera skincare products.
One thing they all have in common is they don’t cost the earth!
Natural organic grown Aloe Vera based products – “feel good and live your best”
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