About thirty people came, half from the core team and half who were visitors. And so many people said what a great vibe there was!
Some people hadn’t been to a meeting since the first film showing. Others had come along to a few meetings and then been too busy. And still other people had heard about us, wanted to find out more, and had come along from places as far afield as Ash, Guildford and Woking!
One man wants to copy the Glastonbury Festival and hold local gigs and parties that are powered by bicycles. (We want him to too!!) Another man has started making sourdough bread once a week and is selling it door to door. The woman who is writing the ‘Transition Guide to Food’ with Rob Hopkins came along. And another woman who is a herbalist wants to find someone locally who can grow the herbs she uses, so that she doesn’t have to import them from China!
It was sad that not all of our friends could be there — some owing to illness and some because of other commitments.
But the good news is that we all had such a great time we are going to hold more parties like it soon — at least one per season!
We hope to see you at the next one.
(And who would have thought that ‘saving the planet’ could be such fun!??! :-)))
Many thanks to Ichin Cheng for taking the photos.