Birmingham residents urged to go green at family day out

By on 26/02/2015 in News

The first ever auction of ethically traded and locally sourced goods will be among the attractions at the Birmingham GreenFest, which takes place at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Saturday, 7 March.

Previously known as the Sustainability Spring Fair, the Birmingham GreenFest offers a family day out promoting sustainable lifestyles in a fun and educational way through interactive art activities, entertainment and food.

In addition to the auction, held by Birmingham auctioneers Biddle & Webb, the event will also include Bollywood dance performances, Birmingham Fair Trade and Ethical Market selling a range of locally sourced and fairly traded produce, a variety of environmentally themed arts and crafts workshops for children, Love Food Hate Waste cookery demonstrations and food tasting, the ‘Living Earth’ performance art intervention and a wide range of sustainable and green exhibitors.

The event, which runs from 10am to 4pm, also marks Climate Week 2015 and Fair Trade Fortnight.

Admission is just £2 for adults (including access to the grounds and Victorian glass houses of the gardens) and free for under-16s.

Further information is available by telephoning 0121 464 9166 or by emailing sustainabilityteam@birmingham.gov.uk.

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