Going to another great Green Fair!
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No, not the economy… Spring is coming! Bulbs are sprouting and bushes are beginning to bud. The snowdrops are fading and daffodils are taking their place. Walking in the parks and fields, with the sun shining and birds singing, its difficult not to feel a sense of optimism, and the Hadleigh Green Fair next Saturday (14th) should be a great way to get outside and enjoy the new season.
With the new surge of energy in the natural world I feel a new sense of urgency about the pressing problems we face. According to the new economics foundation we have used 7 of our 100 months to save the planet from catastrophic warming. . .
So let's think global and do something local:
The Hadleigh Green Fair promises to be one of the best Green Events of the season. Foot-tapping live music will be performed throughout the day, in the heavenly timbered medieval Guildhall, by the popular local band Sleeper Cell. Mediterranean gypsy folk music by Corner House Trio will float into the enchanting Mad Hatters Tea Garden where homemade cakes and Gemma's Spring broth are provided by Café Green. Blue Sky Pink are also there, giving you ambient jamming music with a kick.
There will be an exciting range of craftwork stalls offering Fair-trade gifts, organic healthcare and skin products, hand-printed greeting cards, children's wear, decorative glassware, ceramics, and gifts and accessories hand-made from recycled and organic fabrics - and our very own Hadleigh Thrift Shop.
Hillside Organic Farm Shop will be there, as will the Hadleigh Local Food Initiative, Elmsett Greenlife Grove Scheme and Orchard Barn Environmental Centre. Somewhere in the beautiful enclosed garden, you will find Richard King basket making and Richard Bates working his pole-lathe demonstrating green woodturning.
At every turn, you will encounter exhibitors explaining how you can save energy, save money and save the planet. Ian Bowers of Aran Services with a solar water heating display; The Green Edge exhibition of micro-generation and solar water heating; the sustainable building materials store Earth and Reed; John Taylor with C Red (Carbon Reduction) and the Energy Saving Trust; other experts explain Master Composting and Recycling; and Ray Wand of Sustrans promotes cycling in and around Hadleigh.
Come along and join the fun. Free admission – donations welcome.
Hadleigh Green Fair Saturday 14 March 10am-4pm The Guildhall Hadleigh.