Transition Chichester Green Fair

Community Gardens Stall at the  Transition Chichester Green Fair
Community Gardens Stall at the Transition Chichester Green Fair

MORE than 700 people attended Transition Chichester’s second Green Fair on Saturday.

The fair showcased a variety of activities undertaken by the local Transition group.

These included the planting of a new community orchard behind the Festival Theatre and the creation of a local currency, the Tchi, which works on the principles of a time bank.

The currency is now in use at Chichester University, where it can be used to purchase tickets for certain events.

A green energy doctor from Groundwork was also on hand to give advice about reducing energy bills and there was fierce competition to emulate the pedal power of Bradley Wiggins on an energy bicycle, rigged to light a series of light bulbs.

Visitors were invited to take part in the Food Mapping project, investigating sources of local food in the area.

A number of local organisations, including local organic growers, the Community Car Club, Chi Cycle, the Chichester Community Development Trust and the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group, were present at the fair and a Fairtrade café was serving food throughout the day.