Festivals and Outreach

Sustainable Bungay has been busy making appearances over the Summer, with stands at several fairs and festivals. At the Harlequin Fayre outside Norwich, Bungay Community Bees was given its own tent in the Sustainable Futures area courtesy of Mell Harrison, where it spent the weekend happily amongst the living willow demonstrations and surrounded by limes and elders, welcoming any and all passersby.

The Transition Towns tea tent at the Waveney Greenpeace Fair at Henham Park on 4th September was a true Sustainable Bungay affair and a great success. Organised by Nick, manned by Charlotte, Daphne, Gary, Kris, Lesley, Margaret and Mark with 250 plus cakes and biscuits baked by Gemma, Josiah, Margaret and Frances, we got a good team flow going on the day, keeping the kettle and teapots full (mostly), refilling the water barrel, washing up – and swinging our hips to Norwich Samba as the beat went on at the Mainstage.

Our Sustainable Bungay and Bungay Bees display boards, and Abundance table with Cathy’s damsons and Norfolk Beefing apples, Nick’s green tomatoes and cabbages, and Margaret and Charlotte’s lovely flowers on the tables drew people all day and when it started raining at 4.30 everyone moved closer to share tables and chat over tea – though by then those delicious cakes had long sold out. Mark Watson