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Big Green Fair at the Stade, Hastings

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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 Open Space.

Entertainment, inspiration, great food and activities for all ages.

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 Classroom on the Coast and our 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

Marketplace highlights

Sustainable horticulture, eco gifts and beauty products, foodie delights, community growers, craftivism, fermentation workshops, recycling info, local sustainable food producers, environmental activism groups, housing coops, creative workshops, sustainable energy info and demos, fish filleting, live music and much much more!


September 29
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Stade Open Space
20 Rock-A-Nore Rd
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW United Kingdom
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