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3rd May 2024

The Green Fayre Returns to Newton Stewart on 18th May!

The annual Green Fayre, hosted by the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Partnership and the Newton Stewart Initiative, has been announced for Saturday 18th May 2024 with an exciting new venue and even bigger range of organisations taking part.

The GSAB Partnership’s flagship event launched in 2022, aiming to promote sustainability and spotlight local projects in conservation and climate action. The Green Fayre also acts as a showcase of volunteer opportunities, with organisations including Home Energy Scotland, MAC-CAN, Red Squirrel Conservation and the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project taking part. Over 20 stalls will be setting up at Vibe 75, a new community hub on Victoria Street managed by the Newton Stewart Initiative. Among the attractions this year will be seed, plant, produce and clothes swaps, nature art activities, and a pop-up café. The D&G Climate Hub, which the Biosphere hosts, will also be at this years event, sharing the latest news from their work across the region and promoting some of the opportunities for community groups to access climate action support.

The Biosphere’s officer team moved into a permanent office space in Newton Stewart at the beginning of 2024, making this an extra special year for the Green Fayre. Community & Education Lead Officer Jenna Cains is one of those who will be on site hosting the event in its third year. Jenna says, “The Green Fayre has quickly become a highlight of our calendar as a really great way for local people to find out about the community and third sector projects underway in Wigtownshire and further afield, with demonstrations, information stands, and the chance to make new connections while having a lot of fun. We’re particularly excited to be at Vibe 75 for the first time and hoping for another great turn out in 2024.”

Green Fayre will take place at Vibe 75, Victoria Street, Newton Stewart from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 18th May. Entry is free and all ages are welcome, with attendees warmly invited to bring along seeds, plants, produce and/or clothes for the swap stands.

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