‘Roses are red, Violets are blue, can you make a recycled flower or two!’
As part of the festival we are hoping to create a sea of recycled flowers to decorate the field. This display will be a reminder to people about how much waste is being thrown away and the amount of plastic that is being used in packaging. The eco flowers will demonstrate the use of sustainable materials as an alternative.
These flowers will be made from junk recycled objects and sustainable or eco materials.
For example they could be made from plastic bottles, crisp packets, flexible body wash tubes. The eco ones could be made from clay, glass, wool, felt, or willow. We want people to have fun creating their own flowers and bring them along to the festival to display and brighten up the field.
Leading up to the event we are inviting shops, schools, businesses, artists, in fact anyone – to make flowers. Towards the end of May we will invite shops to display the flowers in their windows to bring awareness to the festival. Fliers and posters will be handed out in a few weeks time.
We need lots of these to give it the wow factor. So please get creating!
There will be a community flower workshop for the public on May 21st 10-3, venue to be confirmed, but in Belper town centre (small donation fee to cover costs of materials). They can bring their displays to the festival.
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Any questions just get in touch with Emma Parkins or Nancy Ferret.