Sunday, October 27, 2013

Abingdon Eco Fair, 26th October 2013

This was a change form our usual outdoor session. 26th October was the day of the Abingdon Eco Fair in the Guildhall, organised by Abingdon Carbon Cutters and Green Gym had a publicity stall alongside Abingdon Naturalists and Friends of Radley Lakes.

There was a rota of helpers to man the stall so everybody had a chance to look around the many stalls at the fair, which included allotments, gardening, composting, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, RSPB, eco build and renovation, the Abingdon Hydro project to get electricity from the weir, not forgetting a bric a brac and white elephant stall where you could take anything away for free. There was also tea, coffee and cakes and homemade soup with bread to enjoy as well as apple juicing with free samples.

Mayor Samantha Bowring, who is also a Green Gymmer when her busy schedule allows, made a speech to launch Abingdon as a Transition Town. There was also entertainment from two folk groups and the Abingdon Community Choir.

There was quite a lot of interest in our stall and by the end of the afternoon eight people had signed up to register interest and receive the programme.

The same evening, Green Gym fielded two teams at the Friends of Radley Lakes Quiz, where they did reasonably well, neither winning, nor getting the booby prize.

There is also a report on the Eco Fair event on the Abingdon Blog site here...

Sally behind the stall

Eleanor behind the stall

James and Ursula by the stall

Mayor Samantha making her speech

a view of the fair

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