14 May 2011

Stroud Eco-Renovation Open Homes joins 4 other festivals!

OK a few days ago I said I would say more re the Eco-Renovation Open Homes event....well follow the link for basic details about the event on 10th/11th September but here I want to announce that it looks like we will be joining the Festival of Nature which will be in Stratford Park on the Saturday.

Indeed for the Eco-Homes and the Nature Fesitval will also link with the Food and Drink Festival plus Fringe Festival and Walking Festival. Five Festivals for the Five Valleys! Great stuff and what a great place to live! We are in process of sharing info to put together a festival booklet....lots of exciting stuff like as this is the International Year of the Forest 500 trees will be planted during the Festival (Incl Oak, Maple, Whitebeam, Rowan, Walnut, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and others).

Appropriately enough 2011 is the 50th anniversary of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust - they will be present at the Festival, to celebrate this milestone - plus a talk by biologist turned conservationist, Ian Redmond, who has dedicated his life to observing and protecting some of the planet's most endangered species, in particular, gorillas and elephants.

Anyway more of all these events in the future but that weekend is looking good for Stroud. In terms of eco-homes I came across a while back the two videos below - worth a watch! 

Eco-homes: Living the good life
Following his trip to the self-sustainable Lammas in Wales, Heydon Prowse visits Pembrokeshire national park to meet two families living in low-cost, environmentally sustainable dwellings:

See Lammas visit:

Call Helen Royall on 01453 755509 - Philip

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