Preston Environmental Forum hold festival event on final day of Harris Flights

Posted on - 11th September, 2013 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston



The Preston Environmental Forum (PEF) is taking over Preston’s Flag Market for the final day of the Harris Flights events programme.

PEF are a community organisation of around 200 members, and have projects all over the city. The group aims to provide a supportive and co-operative network in which all residents and community/voluntary and faith associations within the Preston area can come together to effectively share ideas and support community action for mutual benefit of Preston’s green and open spaces. Notable PEF projects include “Abundance Preston” which aims to make good use of unpicked fruit across Preston, and “Greening the City” which involves local residents in brightening up unloved pieces of land.

PEF will be using this event to promote their projects and get people thinking about how they can improve the spaces around them. There will be a number of member organisations setting up stalls, demonstrations, workshops and activities which will include the following:

  • Create a seed ball for guerrilla gardening.
  • Build your own wormery.
  • Help PEF map out local environmental projects, fruit trees which can be harvested for the Abundance Project, and grot spots which could be adopted and transformed as part of PEF’s “Greening the City” project.
  • Browse a selection of gardening and food growing books from the Harris Library.
  • View displays of locally grown fruit and vegetables which will be on sale by the local Food Cooperative.
  • Come and listen to local musicians Jacob’s Story and Tom Crawley.
  • Come and talk to the Friends Groups which look after Preston’s parks, and other green spaces.

The event begins at 11am and will run until 4pm. For more information, please contact Matt Stanton :

* Article submitted on behalf of Community Engagement, Preston City Council *

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