Adur and Worthing’s first local community foods and greenspaces festival proved fruitful.
A collaborative event organised to promote community green space and local food projects in Adur and Worthing, the Green Dreams festival was held at Field Place in Goring.
The festival was designed to bring together a wide variety of community and social enterprise groups involved in food projects, small-scale local food producers and green space initiatives from across the area.
Worthing Community Chest awarded the festival £1,500 towards venue hire and a new gazebo.
The cheque was presented on the day to Jerry Le Sueur from South Downs Leisure by trustees Malcolm Brett and Tom Wye.
Mr Le Sueur said: “What a pleasure it was to see so many people come together to support this new event.
“Many thanks to Worthing Community Chest for their contribution to costs, it has helped immensely.”
Organisers estimate there were approximately 1,000 visitors through the gates on the day, all keen to get involved with the different groups, workshops and activities taking place.
Sussex Green Living and Men in Sheds showed how to make use of community green spaces, there were worm farms from Sustainable Sussex and there were food demonstrations with a difference from ‘the singing chef’, Jonathan Nulty from Vice Puddings.
Special guests included Worthing town crier Bob Smytherman, who helped to keep visitors up to date with what was going on.
Lynda Nurse, event spokesman, said: “The organisers really want to thank all the stallholders for getting behind our vision and for helping to make the festival not just a huge success, but also so much fun and interactive for the public.
“We would also like to thank all the visitors that came and got involved on the day as without you, this would not have been worthwhile.”
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