2013 Events

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Green Day for Community at Slades Farm Festival

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Slades Farm Sports & Talents Festival was held at the Slades Farm open space from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July 2013. Organised by the Wallisdown & Winton West Area Forum and Friends of Slades Farm the aim of the festival is to bring the local Community groups and individuals together to celebrate their talents.

The Slades Farm Community Garden is a one of these community projects and helps create a sustainable wildlife friendly community garden and carry out conservation activities.

The main Slades Farm event included Live Music Stages, stalls, a sports festival and Charles Cole Funfair.

On Sunday 14th July as part of the Community Day there was a Green Fair in and around the Community Garden.

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Free activities at The Green Fair include ‘Fun with Nature’, African Drumming and Art Workshops funded by ‘Green Goals’ using recycled materials to make Masks and Giant Bee Puppets. Volunteers provided guided Plant and Tree Walks, willow weaving, a green wood working demonstration and Community Garden Tours.  There were also local traders, producers and makers selling eco-friendly, hand-made or fairly traded products.

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The Navitus Wind Park on of the sponsors for this year’s Green fair events and their exhibition was alongside other inspirational and informative displays from local and national charities, campaigns and groups.

Led Zip to effect-RGB-300dpiOur Sponsors were local firm LED-ZIP who provide hi-powered energy efficient LEDs and  can save people up to 90% on their lighting bills and award winning Bournemouth based installation company NPGS Ltd showcased their renewable energy technology.

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Sam Monks, known as the Paperwork Fairy explains

“Now in our third successful year the Green Community Fairs provides eco-friendly entertainment, attractions and demonstrations to encourage local people to rethink how they live their lives, to inspire them and their families to recycle, reuse and reduce, to become more self-reliant, to grow their own food, to learn new skills and use public transport – all practical steps to ease the negative impact modern society has on the environment.”

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The Green Community Fair ran the Green Family Fayre area at Bournemouth Family Festival on Thursday 25th July 2013 at Meyrick Park and the main ‘solar powered’ event sponsored by Navitus and The Co-operative Membership took place at Shelley Park and Theatre on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August at the same time as the Bournemouth Air Festival.

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More details are available on 01202 386348

Links

Slades Farm Community Garden; http://transitionbournemouth.wordpress.com/slades-farm/

Slades Farm Festival: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bournemouth2026.org.uk%2Fpublic.getfile.cfm%3Ftype%3Dmultiplefile%26fid%3D3604&ei=DcGbUaHmKK_40gXGyoCIDg&usg=AFQjCNHkWjB9bup3XsX689Rv-IBQeoiVgg&sig2=SdukG4xYZXkUy8_se62txA&bvm=bv.46865395,d.d2k

Green Goals; http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/StreetsTransport/StreetCareCleaning/EnvironmentalProjects/GreenGoals.aspx

Co-operative Membership:

http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/

Hundreds of people supported the various free activities, campaigns, local charities, traders and judging by the smiles liked what they saw at The Green Community Fair ‘Trade’ event last week at Castlepoint Shopping Park as part of Bournemouth & Poole Climate Week 2013.

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Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society.

Children made masks using recyclable materials and adults learned to crochet flowers to adore their clothing. There was information on Bournemouth Council Recycling and free chocolate from the Bournemouth Fair Trade Town Group.

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Encouraging cycling for a healthier lifestyle were the Wheelie Great Bike Store (WGBS) which is a fantastic initiative of local social care and support provider BCHA. Trained bike mechanics gave free advice and provided a maintenance facility where people got their bikes fixed and serviced.

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An acoustic ambiance was provided by local performer Waritsara Karlberg and by Marylyn Cropley’s ‘Freeplay’ musical jamming experience.

Other participants included The National Trust and The Woodland Trust and Friends of the Earth spoke to about 150 people and many people signed the petition to ask David Cameron to help save bees.

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Cherry Tree Nursery’s plant sale was incredibly popular and they were happy to raise awareness of their Sheltered Work Opportunities Project based on horticulture providing meaningful occupation in a supportive environment, aiming to restore well-being to people with mental illness.

On Sunday in a bitter wind, a semi subterranean location ‘Bodger’ John(who’s far from a bodger) put on a skilled display of wood turning on a foot powered self built lathe and Kindheart Crafts & Healing ran a workshop for people to make dreamcatchers.

The Green Community Fair was made possible with the help and support of an army of hundreds of participants and volunteers and is committed to raising awareness of ethical and environmental issues whilst helping to develop the skills and opportunities of their volunteers who are predominantly long term unemployed or disabled.

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.

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The Green Community Fair is now in its third successful year having organised the first ever solar powered events in Bournemouth in 2011 and in Poole and East Dorset last year.

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For more information about volunteering, mentoring, stalls and exhibition space at the Green Community Fairs this year people can contact the Paperwork Fairy on 01202 386348.

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The Green Community Fairs are organised for the Community with the help of volunteers and 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 environment. Another example of a Transition initiative is The Slades Farm Community Garden and information on how people can get involved with these projects was at Green Community Fair ‘Trade’ as part of the programme for activities and attractions during Climate Week.

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Links

 Big Green Fortnight – http://www.climateweek.com/about-us/awards/climate-week-awards-2012/2012-shortlist/best-event_shortlist/

 Bournemouth & Poole Climate Week Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/BournemouthPooleClimateWeek

 Bournemouth & Poole Climate Week Twitter page – @B_P_ClimateWeek

 Fairtrade Bournemouth Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/BournemouthFairtradeTownGroup

Green Fayre at Bournemouth Family Festival

The hugely popular free event Bournemouth Family Festival took place on Thursday 25 July 2014 from 10am to 4pm at Meyrick Park and was back for a fourth year. Showcasing what Bournemouth has to offer, it gives children, young people and adults the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun and interactive activities.

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Navitus Bay is one of the three main sponsors for 2013 Green fair events and their exhibition offering information about the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park, was alongside other inspirational and informative displays from local and national charities, campaigns and groups.

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Sam Monks, known as the Paperwork Fairy explains

“Now in our third successful year the Green Community Fairs provide eco-friendly entertainment, attractions and demonstrations to encourage local people to rethink how they live their lives, to inspire them and their families to recycle, reuse and reduce, to become more self-reliant, to grow their own food, to learn new skills and use public transport – all practical steps to ease the negative impact modern society has on the environment.”

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More details are available on 01202 386348

Links

Bournemouth Family Festival ; http://www.bournemouth.co.uk/whats-on/search-results/bournemouth-family-festival-p1286483

Green Goals; http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/StreetsTransport/StreetCareCleaning/EnvironmentalProjects/GreenGoals.aspx

Co-operative Membership:

http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/

Navitus Bay is a proposed off shore wind park off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts, to the west of the Isle of Wight. With a maximum of 218 turbines, the wind park would be able to power over 790, 000 average UK homes each year, would save the UK approximately 1,150,000 tonnes of CO2 a year and is forecast to generate to the region of up to £1.85 billion in the local economy’. The website link is: http://www.navitusbaywindpark.co.uk/

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