Unsurprisingly, most of the events for Vegan Festival of Britain have focused on the fantastic food available as a cruelty-free alternative to animal abuse, but this weekend sees two important initiatives in Cornwall that look at the environmental benefits of plant-based growing.
The Naturally Vegan Plot is offering a unique open day to highlight its vital work on Saturday 3 June, beginning at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, Near Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 9FE, 10.30am-3.30pm.
The presentation will be looking at the reasons, principles and methods of plant-based growing and woodland and forest gardening, followed by vegan lunch and an invitation to visit the site of the 3.5 acre The Naturally Vegan Plot afterwards.
There will be an honesty box for people to make donations towards food, refreshments and venue hire. For further details , contact Elaine on 07414 891812 or visit the Facebook event page.
On a smaller scale, there’s an open weekend at a bountiful veganic garden at 30 Truro Lane, Penryn, (hidden behind Broad St) from 2pm-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will be able to admire fruit trees and veggie seedlings en route to a productive allotment, managed for the bees, hedgehogs and newts and not beauty! Tea & homemade vegan cake are available both days.
The open days are part of Penryn’s third Open Gardens, Opes & Yards event. Telephone 01326 377447 for more details.