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Big Green Fair at the Stade, Hastings

29th September 2019 @ 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 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



29th September 2019
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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