Eco Fest 2018

This year Eco Fest will be held on 22 April 2018, to coincide with Earth Day! As in 2016, the event will be organised by Swindon Climate Action Network (SCAN) and Eastcott Community Organisation, and will be a day of inspiration and information – all with an eco theme! We are delighted that this event is supported by Innogy and WeSET. The Eco Fest is shaping up to be a brilliant event, with a full line-up of stalls, talks,locally sourced food & drink, and more! Eco Fest 2018 is on 22 April 2018, from 11 am to 5 pm, with a great line-up of stuff to see and do throughout the day.  We’ll be sharing news of the participants and activities soon, so please keep popping back for updates.  

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Free Film Showing – ‘In Our Hands’

The seeds of a better food system. In Our Hands explores a quiet revolution that is transforming the way our food is produced and distributed. Our current industrial food system is a vast and wheezing giant that is only upheld by a stilted subsidy regime that pays out to landowners and leaves many farmers by the wayside. But from the hedge-rows and by-roads, the fields and furrows can now be heard the stirring of change! Stories from the global South have inspired farmers and food workers in our snug little island, with the idea of food sovereignty and a global movement to take back control of the food system. From the grazier reviving the art of pasture, to the grower erecting a poly-tunnel in the heart of East London or the farmer saving a handful of ancient grain, a new agricultural landscape is emerging. Here rural traditions meet modern innovations[…]

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