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11 June 2017
Green Scythe Fair
Sunday
11
June
2017
Sunday
11
June
2017
The Green Scythe Fair is the coming together of two local events - the South Somerset Green Fair and the West Country Scythe Festival which were both started in the early years of this century.  It has as its aims: 

1. To raise environmental awareness through creative activities
2. To promote sustainable communities in South Somerset
3. To engage the local community in Green Issues
4. To promote and celebrate the emerging, green and traditional activity of scything


Humanity is facing four major challenges: economic disparities, war and violence, environmental degradation, and religious intolerance. In the face of such huge challenges what can we as individuals or as communities do?  

The Green Scythe Fair is a small part of  a global movement seeking to raise awareness of these issues and explore positive solutions through appropriate technology, artistic expression, local distinctiveness, maintaining rural skills, organic food production, sustainable resources and environmental information exchange. Everyone has something to offer and something to learn about these vital issues of our time. Come and join us in an event which is both uplifting and inspiring, thought provoking and informative and above all, fun and a good day out!
 
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There are over 80 stalls that ring the fair including ethical craft stalls, eco fashion, tools, environmental campaigns and groups, plants and fresh foods, green energy advice, eco-books and eco-products.  There is also a great selection of food stalls to suit meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans.