The Newquay Community Orchard Spring Fayre has just taken place with a massive 3000 people attending the festival this year compared with 750 in 2017! They enjoyed workshops, craft stalls, a farmers market, talks, games and live music in the spring sunshine.
FEAST funding helped to deliver the Art of Foraging trail which combined wild food foraging with artistic creativity free to all!
Participants started the trail at local independent café Tom Thumb and were then led through the hidden back hedges of Newquay in search of edibles and hand-made woodland creatures. The trail combined the festival’s commitment to minimise the use of vehicles as a means of transport with its love for wildlife and creativity.
“All I can say is I have found my path and a spiritual home I can share with all!”
FEAST also provided materials for Art8 Newquay to run a wild bunting making workshop at the Spring Fayre, where participants collected plants on the trail for use in making bunting prints. Forest school sessions were also running all day with a variety of interactive, creative activities available for people of all ages to engage with.
The Newquay Community Orchard Spring Fayre aims to build a stronger sense of community in the town and through nature based creative activities, help people form a deeper connection with the local environment and share its ethos of environmental sustainability.
“What an absolutely wonderful day it was, so many people, lovely stalls, fab community feel to the day! Well done everyone involved!! It was a triumph! More of this please!”