While I was absent from The World of Blog, at the very end of July I went to The Green Gathering. Some of you may remember me saying I went to The Big Green Gathering near Cheddar in 2007 - this is the smaller, younger cousin of that. Same ethos, same amazing ideals and many of the same friends to meet up with, some of whom I have not seen since the last one in 2007!
The Festival is now based near the racecourse at Chepstow, so I decided to use my car and had a very pleasant journey which also involved visiting lots of friends and dropping off various Freecycle items on the way down the Wye Valley. I arrived at lunchtime at the car park by the racecourse and found it was only a short walk to get to the site.
I got my stuff together and set off up the hill and through the woods, the gates to the Festival parkland was guarded by this amazing Woodpecker drilled natural totem tree :)
Parkland which held the Festival.
Excellent recycling facilities
Me meeting up with John "Compost" Cossham - my composting hero and someone I have wanted to meet for years - we are friends and have been for many years but never managed to actually meet up in RL until now :)
John was in charge of Recycling and Composting at the Festival and apart from the really excellent recycling segregation system he also had a really excellent composting facility going - he had only been there for four days! I was lucky enough to get a detailed tour which I really loved - I guess John and I find composting endlessly facinating :)