Hope for Belper Goes Green

July 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

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The second Belper Goes Green Eco Festival hit town at the end of May just as the weather turned from very wet to beautifully sunny!

The greener fingered among the church congregations had spent the previous few weeks nurturing tomato seedlings among other things ready for the festival weekend.

The Hope marquee housed a temporary nursery, encouraging youngsters to get enthusiastic about growing things. Over the Saturday of the festival weekend around 150 children dragged willing (to varying degrees) parents in to our tent and got their hands in to some lovely compost, repotting the seedlings in to larger plant pots and taking them away in the hope of juicy tomatoes to come.

We also had an excellent array of fair trade products for sale and a display about what goes in to one of ‘The Basic Idea’ food parcels.

Particular mention should go to Gareth Stoddart for rescuing us with the erection and dismantling of the Hope marquee – one of these days we’ll actually make sense of the labelling. Thank you also to all those who helped out on the day (in particular our very own Percy Thrower in Kate Greenwood), but also to all who had a go at the growing.

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Hope for Belper – Demonstrating God’s love for our Town

Welcome to the Hope for Belper website. Here you will be able to read about everything that’s happening locally running on from the national Hope initiative to demonstrate God’s love for our towns, villages and communities by providing practical help for those around us.

Hope for Belper is currently running three main projects - The Basic Idea food bank, Belper Street Angels and Christians Against Poverty.

Hope for Belper is now a Registered Charity, Reg No 1146148.

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