7 September 2015

Eco Fair on 31st October

The third Eco Fair will be held in St Peter’s in the centre of Sudbury on 31st October between 10am and 4pm. With free entry, the aim is to encourage everyone to live more sustainable lifestyles. If you are interested in reducing energy consumption, local crafts such as felt making, wood craft or candle making; food whether its gluten free, honey or local meats and foraging, gardening and preserving, there will be something to interest everyone.

There will be a wide range of exhibitors including the following:

Craft Classes with Clare who has three alpacas, Norman, Fergus and Clement who live in her field and she spins their luxurious fleece by hand, then weave cushions, arm-knit scarves and make felt bowls. This means that everything is not only environmentally friendly but also completely sustainable.

Westover Woodlands is a father and daughter business that carries out sustainable management of local woodlands. Using many traditional tools and techniques they produce rustic product ranging from gazebos, fencing and arbours to garden stakes, walking sticks, firewood and furniture.

Scarlet Rosita A Little Of What You Fancy Does You Good! Vegan, Gluten & Wheat Free, RAW!, and lots more. All delicious natural, real foods cooked by a real chef.

 Sudbury Rotary Club will be promoting its Schools Environmental Programme, they will be providing everything to grow purple crocus bulbs and encouraging children to plant and grow over the winter. This is part of Rotary's world-wide "End Polio Now" campaign. Children who receive the polio vaccine in "third world" countries put a finger in purple dye to record this - hence the purple crocus.

Holly’s Forest Sessions give children the opportunity to try out some Forest School activities. They can have a go at woodland crafts, using real hand tools and natural biodegradable materials, including sustainably sourced wood from locally coppiced hazel – as featured on Channel 4’s ‘Four in a Camp Bed’.

Lavenham Butchers are local chaps providing woodland conservation and deer management. All their venison is wild and locally shot around Sudbury and Lavenham.

Woodview Garden Maintenance provide a range of sustainably sourced premium growing materials which is a quality peat free product. All visitors can enter their free prize draw to have a chance of winning 3 bags of Wool Compost products of their choice.

Beehouse Honey with over 30 varying flavours of honey, some rich, dark, floral, mild, aromatic and an ever increasing range of hand dipped, tapered and moulded candles and not to forget the benchmark of all raw honeys, honeycomb, theres something for everyone…even non-honey lovers, theres a charming delicate honey for you.
Health Foods for You, 11A Friars Street, Sudbury supports "Organic September" which was launched by the Soil Association four years ago and has many in store discounts on organic lines for multiple purchases. This will be continued at the Eco Fair as organic is their speciality.

Refreshments will also be available on the day and an opportunity to make your own fruit smoothie by your own pedal power. The event is being organised by Transition Sudbury and District and for more information please visit www.transitionsudbury.co.uk or contact Jane Hatton on 01787 468634.

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