The Friends stall at the free Green Fair was a great success as indeed was the whole event which included Friends of the Earth, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Forest Dog Rescue, Bishop's Wood Swan Rescue, Dr Hadwen Trust (for humane medical research) Wyre Forest Veggies and Vegans, Wyre Forest Green Party with delicious vegan Mexican fare provided by Mex It Up. The Fair was a great tribute to its organiser Ronnie Lee, whose hard work made the day an event that all contributors said they want to see repeated again next year. Special thanks go to Sid and Sand at the Boars Head for providing the venue and making us all feel welcome.
We met lots of wonderful people who visited our stall and who took an interest in Let's Eat the Park and other FoSGP projects. Around 40 suggestions were made for edibles people want to see grown in LEAP project locations around Horsefair. Information and contact details were exchanged with a number of individuals, groups and activists making it an important local networking event where new alliances were formed.
The Green Fair provided a great opportunity to share our enthusiasm for LEAP and show off some of its produce including Nicky's fabulous hedgerow chutney and damson jelly - made from park ingredients - plus the various vegetables, herbs and almonds harvested from St George's Park on our way to the event. Let's Eat the Park is now a well established local initiative in Kidderminster and beyond in the wider Wyre Forest district, linked-up with the most active and influential environmental groups in the area and many free food enthusiasts from far and wide.
Thanks to everyone who visited our stall and took an interest in what we do, especially the ones who provided contact details, we'll be in touch soon to keep you updated with developments as they unfold.