The Green Gathering is almost here! Are you as excited as I am? Read on to find out my bucket list for Green Gathering 2017.
Fun for the kids.
We spent plenty of time in the Kids Garden last year, but there is enough in other areas of the site to keep the kids occupied everywhere. The Green Gathering has expanded their kids activities this year. Last year we loved the Travellerspace kids tent in the Campaigns Field and the Crafts area best.
Bucket List Item #1: Explore every kids area on site and take a vote on which is our favourite.
Bucket List Item #2: Let the kids choose (at least) one activity/workshop each.
Bucket List Item #3: Watch Hoopy Frood, Sika and Transglobal Underground.
Bucket List Item #4: Watch at least one act on every stage.
All over the site, there are talks and workshops about a wide range of topics. You can talk about the environment or civil liberties in the Campaigns Area (I spent most of my time here last year). Learn about alternative currencies, keeping chickens and everything inbetween in the Permaculture zone. There is no end to the things you can learn about here.
Bucket List Item #5: Catch up with Wales Green Party.
Bucket List Item #6: Visit the Women’s Tent.
Delicious vegan food.
Although we’re bringing a lot of our own food, there’s so much to sample. I’m especially excited for Ice Green – I tried their pistachio and agave at the Welsh Vegan Festival a last week and it was delicious! I’m determined to try at least two new foods.
Bucket List Item #7: Have some vegan ice-creams from the Ice Green stall.
Bucket List Item #8: Try at least two new foods.
There are solar powered phone charging stations all around the site. I largely missed this bit last year – I’d brought along my juice bar and that was enough. There are solar cooking workshops too. I didn’t make the time last year but this year I’m determined to make the time to explore alternative tech properly!
Bucket List Item #9: Learn about cooking with solar.
Bucket List Item #10: Learn about one other kind of alternative technology.
Giving a talk in the Permaculture zone.
Being asked last minute to do a session at The Green Gathering without a brief was a bit of a panic moment, I can tell you! Many thanks to my fiance for putting me forward. The panic is (almost) over now as I’ve flicked through the blog and found suitable material I can build on for the talk. Eeeek!
Bucket List Item #11: Have an amazing time!