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Tales from The Sustainable Harvest Picnic

A pumpkin carving competition, apple tasting, a buffet of dishes with local seasonal ingredients and live music all in an historic local barn made for a special occasion when Transition Town Haslemere celebrated its first anniversary with a Sustainable Harvest Picnic.Nearly 90 people attended the celebration held at Imbhams Farm, Haslemere, on Saturday 24 October.

The date was also chosen to coincide with 350 day – a global campaign of action to raise awareness of the need to reduce carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million in order to prevent runaway global warming. Transition Town Haslemere’s picnic was one of over 5,000 events held in 181 countries around the world aimed at encouraging politicians meeting in Copenhagen in December to negotiate an effective climate change agreement.

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Local band Boing Boing Zebedee featuring David O’Brien and David Hamilton entertained the partygoers, and the evening concluded with short talks, starting with Transition Town Haslemere Chair Clive Davidson on the group’s progress and plans.

Philip Valentino discussed the significance of 350 day, and lastly Ann Finlayson, education commissioner with the Government’s Sustainable Development Commission and a member of Transition Town Haslemere’s Steering Committee, looked at attitudes to climate change using characters from Winne the Pooh – with some great help from most of the children !

For more pictures of the event please see our flickr gallery (new window).

One Response to “Tales from The Sustainable Harvest Picnic”

  1. finnjackson says:

    Many Happy Returns!!