VON Volunteer Rod Skinner reports back from Plymouth Vegan Fayre…
Today’s Vegan Fayre at Plymouth was a success. Our stall was popular; I gave out surplus Land Cress and Chamomile seedlings to those new to gardening, managed to sell some bags and DVDs and answered a lot of questions about reducing slug damage!
After a few hiccups, the organisers managed to provide a room and a computer for me to show our “Growing Green” DVD of Ian and Karin. This had the usual result of opening the eyes of the audience to the potential of Stockfree Organic growing and starting a stimulating discussion, which ranged from Climate Change to Mycorrhiza.
The DVD had an audience of 14 and we would have struggled to cram more than that into the room provided. People came and went in the main hall without needing tickets, so it was not possible to count them. However, I never saw less than 30 at any one time, so I would estimate the total attendance to be at least 200. With the stall and the talk, we got our message across to a lot of interested Plymouth vegans today.