Sustainable Saturdays gets started

We are very pleased to say our our first Sustainable Saturday event was a great success yesterday and here are some pics we took.

From left: Dave, Karen Lynda, Elena, Rufus, Louisa, Sharon & Natasha

Our Transition group has been going for about 15 months here in Honiton and we like to keep busy giving away fruit, planting trees and giving away thousands of seeds encouraging people to grow their own. Our latest project is the New Street Wall Makeover and now Sustainable Saturdays has started. 

This is me with Steph (on the right) who helped get the event off the ground, there was a lot more people involved on the first day too and thank you to EVERYONE!

The Transition movement thrives on community spirit and there was bucket loads of that at Sustainable Saturday. Visitors came from near and far for this new innovative and inclusive monthly event. There was a mixture of second hand goods and beautiful new handmade arts and crafts plus delicious home grown vegetables and a clothes swap stall.

It was great to have Mary’s beautiful art work there on the first day

Karen Berger’s successful Waste Not Want Not project which gives away unwanted items for free has also moved into the monthly Sustainable Saturday event and was one of the busiest stalls during the first half of the morning. There was free fairtrade tea and coffee for all the visitors plus delicious homemade cakes. It was an opportunity for people to meet up after the festive break and new friends made too. 

Ruth’s chemical free homegrown veggies are taste-tastic!

Our next event is the first Saturday morning in February on the 2nd. We start at 9am and we offer local charities stalls for free. Anyone thinking of having a declutter and wanting a stall should call 07447 597390. We also need volunteers each month to help out. Please email sdpavey@gmail.com. Proceeds from all Transition Town Honiton events are re-invested back into the community. 

Kara’s stall features a range of items made from recycled fabrics

Lorna and her handcrafted items

Dave and Kate on the clothes swap stall

 

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