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Guide on going greener gets the crowds out in Havant

PRODUCE Debbie Bloch and her stall Wayside Organics at Green Fair at Havant Park, Havant. Picture: Allan Hutchings (132519-120)

PRODUCE Debbie Bloch and her stall Wayside Organics at Green Fair at Havant Park, Havant. Picture: Allan Hutchings (132519-120)

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 16th September 2013

by Kimberley Barber

kimberley.barber@thenews.co.uk

 

SCORES of people spent a day in the park to learn about how they can have a positive impact on the planet.

Havant Borough Council organised the Havant Goes Greener event along with Havant Friends of the Earth.

Around 40 stalls were set up in Havant Park on Saturday, with live music and fun activities, for the third year running.

The aim is to show how small changes, when added together, can make a big difference, while raising awareness of ways of living a greener lifestyle.

Ray Cobbett, from Friends of the Earth, was at the event on a stall.

He said: ‘The essence of why we hold this fair is a celebration of all that’s green in the borough, particularly people that are making it and keeping it green.

‘Today we have over two dozen different groups here, from conservation groups to people who grow their own food – they are the guys at the sharp end of making everybody’s life greener.’ 

Talks were held throughout the day on subjects such as fracking and children of all ages were kept amused by a circus skills workshop.

Juggling Jake was giving out lessons in juggling, tightrope walking and other circus activities.

Juggling Jake said: ‘It’s been excellent with folk music and some nice people turning up. People seem really interested.’

Havant resident Darren Clark came to the event to find out more about eco living.

Darren, 45, said: ‘I live locally so I thought I’d come down and see what’s going on and find out about all the different things. It is all natural and it’s interesting to talk to all the people here.’

Debbie Bloch, from Wayside Organics in Oving, near Chichester, had an organic fruit and veg stall.

Debbie said: ‘It’s been a bit cold but it’s really nice to see so many people supporting green causes.’

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