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Big Green Fair at the Stade, Hastings
September 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFREE
Bringing the festival to a close is the Big Green Fair; a day-long event that will take over the Shipwreck Museum, Stade Hall and in a marquee on the Stade Open Space.
Inspiration, marketplace, workshops, speakers and activities for all ages.
All areas are undercover!
On the day you will be able to browse the stalls of the sustainable marketplace. Expect a variety of stallholders selling eco wares, food products and promoting eco services. Meet activists and campaigners with activities all framed around the them of What We Can Do. You’ll find interactive workshops in the Stade Hall (see below for timings) and you can be inspired by and take part in the many different sustainable projects and organisations in our ‘What We can Do Big Marquee’.
Also, attend talks in the Shipwreck Museum, hosted by Tim B’vard from The Bavard Bar. Check out the speakers programme below:
|11AM||Growing Together To Save Our Horticultural Heritage||A talk about the ambitions of the Alexandra Greenhouse and how you can get involved.||Linda Pearson, Alexandra Greenhouse Group|
|11:30AM||The Future is Vegan||Why living as a vegan is at the heart of living sustainably.||Kim Stallwood, Local Independent author and advisor on animal rights.|
|12PM||Cheap meat isn’t good and good meat isn’t cheap||Local rare breed pig farmer Ben will talk about the influence intensive farming has on the environment and provide suggestions on how to eat sustainably without cutting out meat all together.||Ben De Havilland, de Havilland’s Heritage Breed|
|12:30PM||The Home Forage Garden||Anna explains why turning over some or all of your garden into a low maintenance forage garden is a great idea for lazy gardeners!||Anna Locke, Local permaculture teacher and designer|
|2PM||Rewilding||What effect do “wild experiences” have on our children? Why should we spend more time in nature? What it means to rewild people and how it may be the most important thing we can do for the sustainability of our planet.||Daniel Ford, MA, PGCE and Luke Funnell founder of Project Rewild.|
|2:30PM||Starting up a Green Business||The challenges and benefits of running a sustainable business.||Hannah Robbins, Owner of Wonderfill refill shop, Kings Road, St Leonards|
|3PM||Climate change is a class issue||Maya Evans, Cabinet member for climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity discusses the social aspect of climate change||Councillor Maya Evans, Labour Party|
|3:30PM||Animal conservation||Berry shares her experiences of Rhino conservation and issues around animal extinction.||Berry White, Head rhino keeper, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park|
Classroom on the Coast in the Stade Hall
ALL FREE! No need to book – just turn up on the day!
|11:00 – 13:00||Screen Print your own SOS Tote bag with Art on Prescription|
|13:00 – 14:00||Grow your own HRT with Sally Duffel- Learn how to menopause naturally, don’t take drugs or supplements, this talk shows the modern science behind ancient ways of growing sprouted foods, full of plant hormones proven to fight menopause symptoms, cancer, osteoporosis & dementia. Here you learn how to grow them on your windowsill in just two minutes a day, you can taste samples and hear what each one can do for you. Good for you and great for the planet.|
|14:00 – 14:30||Filleting a fish demonstration by the Yasmin from the Hastings Fisherman Society|
|14:30 – 15:30||Making sauerkraut demonstration and chatting about fermentation by Scott Garett|
What We Can Do Marquee
We have brought together a wide range of sustainable projects who all answer the question ‘What We can Do’ – whether its investing in renewable energy with Energise Sussex Coast, taking direct action with Extinction Rebellion or upcycling old fabrics into cushions with the Hastings Furniture Service there will be something here for you.
The full list of stallholders is as follows:
Energise Sussex Coast, Transition Towns Hastings, Hastings Furniture Service, United Nations Association, Sustrans, Extinction Rebellion, Hastings Craftivism, Project Rewild, Divest East Sussex, Hastings Fishermen and Marine Conservation Society On the Cusp Creative Writing, East Sussex Library, Men’s Shed, De La Warr Gardeners, Ovesco Renewable Energy activities, Cowheels Car Club, Alexandra Greenhouse, Christians Against Poverty, Low Waste Sussex, Walden Pond Housing Co-op, Ore Speckled Wood, Rother Voluntary Action, Strandliners CIC, Malydams RSPCA, Living Streets, West Marina Group, Hastings St Leonards Community Orchard.
Marketplace in the Stade Hall highlights
Eco gifts and beauty products, plants and plastic free gardening, recycled wood furniture, plastic free goods, upcycled craft products, foodie delights, community growers, local sustainable food producers, and tea and cake!
The stallholders are:
Handmade By Juliette Handmade products including soaps, candles, balms, creams
The Plastic Free Shop Plastic free products
Eve Apple Press and the Hastings Community Orchard Apple juice etc
Harbor Designs Recycled wood products
Hastings Handmade soaps Handmade soaps
Edible Culture Plastic free garden products and plants, seeds.
Love 2 Party Information and kit display of reusable party hire kit
AFRORETRO AFROETRO is a collection of Upcycled and ethical fashion and accessories; from banana leaf earrings to remade Rihanna merch we breathe new life into things others discard.
Hastings and Rother Beekeepers Association Promoting beekeeping, pollinator- friendly practices
Friary Gardens Selling plants and homemade goods
Bee Potion Handmade luxury beeswax beauty products
One Small Shop Ethical goods
Simply Garden Indoor and outdoor plants and accessories
Charlotte On Sea vintage fashion
Mantel Farm Information about chicken keeping, mead making