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carshalton environmental fair

The Carshalton Environmental Fair is a bank holiday of ecologically sustainable fun, with craft activities, live music, performing arts, vegetarian street food, and over a hundred stalls to browse and buy from.

The fair will take place on the 26th of August at Carshalton Park, and provides a free bus service to get you there. It will be a fun and educational day out that will help you to explore ways in which you can save energy, money, and lead a more sustainable lifestyle without compromise.

Because a plant-based diet is more sustainable the fair is a veggie advocate and upholds a 'Eat Less Meat & Grow Your Own' theme. The Carshalton Allotment Marquee has half a dozen vegetarian food stalls, including Exotic Tagine, Little Brittany, The Doughnut Company, the 'free from' WhamBam Mother Bhumi, Shambhu's Fair Trade Organic & Vegan soya shakes and juices, and Custom Creams Ltd, which allows you to create your own ice cream by using liquid nitrogen. There will also be a Farmer's Market with homemade preserves, a dog bakery, a beer tent, cheese, cakes, and ginger flavoured goodies.

The fair will teach you how to save money and energy in the home by not leaving electricals on stand by, switching energy suppliers, using energy saving light bulbs and alternative methods of transport, and recycling. For example, at the Music Cafe, you can watch a demonstration on solar water heating and take part in the Pedal Power Challenge.

Other activities will include scarecrow making, juggling, plate spinning, face painting, plus entertainment from regional music talent.

Among the stalls will be various health practitioners such as Buddhism UK, Precision Chiropractic, Yoga Ananda Holistic Centre, Psychic Anna, and Just be Natural Skincare and Therapies. There will also be about thirty different craft stalls with exhibitors selling anything from handmade greeting cards, semi-precious stones, and student art to upholstery, plants, and non-electrical domestic tools.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 26th August, 10.30am-8pm
Phone: 020 8770 6611
Where: Carshalton Park
Cost: TBC
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