Haslemere Green Fair, Saturday 27 March

[Transition Town] Haslemere is about to hold its first Green Fair. It will feature local foods, traditional crafts, a home energy efficiency workshop, children’s activities and more.

The fair will take place at the Haslemere Museum from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 27 March. Basket weavers and wood turners will demonstrate their crafts. Visitors will be able to find out about bee-keeping, home composting and wood burning stoves, while the East Hampshire Self Sufficiency Group will bring their chickens and answer questions on vegetable growing. There will be craft activities and face painting for children.

The fair will be opened by Haslemere mayor Melanie Odell. At 1pm National Trust warden Dave Elliot will lead a family nature walk around the Swan Barn fields, and in the afternoon the Haslemere town band will entertain. At 2.30pm, Cranleigh singer and writer Sharon Duggan will give a talk on ‘living the green life’ – something she has been doing successfully for over 20 years.

Fresh food and produce will be on sale from local farms and shops, including Imbhams Farm, Lower Roundhurst Farm and The Granary bakery.

The fair is being organised by Transition Haslemere to celebrate the group gaining official status as part of the international Transition Network of communities working towards a sustainable future. The event is supported by Waverley Borough Council.

For further information see the Transition Haslemere website at www.transitionhaslemere.org or email transitiontown@haslemere.com

Press contact: Clive Davidson

Tel: 01428 641241 work/01428 656671 home

Email: cdavidson@cix.co.uk

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