The last Sunday of winter was a beautiful day: spring is definitely coming back to Sydney! It was a perfect day for The Bower to promote the Eco-Library: that is why Claire, Claire and Clare (no, we’re not kidding, we’re all called Claire!) took part in the second edition of the Footprints Ecofestival in Annandale.
We wanted to emphasize three particular activities of the Eco-Library: the zines, the library loans service and the Seed Savers group.
We brought some zines and a type-writer so that Claire could show how she works. We had chosen a dozen books about bush plants, sustainable design, reuse crafts and recycling to show a sample of the variety of information you can find in the Eco-Library and we also had some seeds to sell from the Seed Savers: yellow tomatoes, parsley, peas, lettuce, celery, etc…
The sun and the warm weather brought many people. We had very positive feedback from people who wanted to know more about The Bower, whether they had already heard about us or not. The Seed Savers was quite intriguing to many people and quite a lot of seeds were sold. Hopefully they will grow up happily in new welcoming homes!
Finally, it was great to chat with our neighbours: the Wilderness Society, our friends of Alfalfa House who had cooked delicious organic cakes, Sydney Bike Polo who organised free rides on electrical bikes, the No Gas Mining group who had petitions to sign, or WEFTS who gave 100% biodegradable balloons to kids, just to quote some of them. Let’s not forget the giant tree men, too, who wanted to cut every human with loppers and chainsaws!!!
It was a very good day for the three of us: we really enjoyed being a part of this festival and chatting with all these people explaining what we are doing in our Eco-Library!
- Claire M