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Church stages green event

Saturday 11 September 2021

Hertford All Saints Church staged an event entitled "Environment, Climate and Hope" today, Saturday 11th September 2021.

The event featured illustrated talks, presentations, stalls and displays, and celebrated the wildlife areas in easy reach of the town.

The activities were spread over three venues associated with the church, with talks and films in adjacent St John's Hall, stalls and displays in the church itself, and stalls and activities in the churchyard.

Refreshments were also served, including lunch, and there were activities for children and families as well as cakes and plants, including native trees, for sale.

A range of stalls and exhibits were on display in the church

The main church hosted stalls and displays exploring many aspects of the environment, climate and hope; including pond making, hedge-laying, bird watching, insects, climate friendly gardening, growing your own food, how to deal with waste, and living sustainably.

Identifying animals, featuring the photos of Stuart Fox
Local birdwatchers were on hand to talk about the tower's falcon
The RSPB had a stall on the churchyard

A series of talks also took place in St.John's Hall, with Russell Savory discussing the role of beavers in combating flooding in Finchingfield, John Cherry on regenerative agriculture and Dave Willis on how nature reserves in Hertfordshire are being maintained and developed to save local species and help the climate.

Edward Darling gives a talk on "Sustaining life for today's generation - and tomorrow's"
Frances Dale's stall about keeping chickens
The Mayor of Hertford Cllr. Bob Deering finds out more about Monks Wood

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