Over the last few weeks, Helen, Lisa and new volunteer Meirion have worked on a display for us to have for events like this, and this was its first outing. It looked pretty good, and fortunately the Groundwork boards stood up to the weather, which kept trying to blow everything down.
|Very professional looking display board - some pictures may be familiar!
We also used a basket of Tracey's and some of our produce to create a "horn of plenty" effect which showed it all off rather nicely. The aim was to give a lot of the produce away for donations. Dan and Ellis got a great double act going with Dan touting our wares, and Ellis plugging the gaps in the display with the extra produce.
|Horn of plenty display - fruits (and veg!) of all our labour
Windmill did rather well. We got the prize for Best Representation of a Project and a £25 voucher for B&Q came along with the certificate. Of course we had our secret weapon - a "Guess the weight of the tomato" competition with the largest of our Brandywines - (that weighed 20oz, by the way!) And another triumph - Dan's entry of a mutant double courgette won the prize for the strangest veg! Apart from that, we took over £50 in donations for our produce.
It was a really good day, with lots of networking with other groups and a chance to get ourselves better known with the public. Well done to all that helped either beforehand or on the day