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DCGA at Exeter Green Fair

posted 6 Sep 2010, 05:33 by Martyn Goss   [ updated 7 Sep 2010, 05:52 ]
Members of DCGA made fresh apple juice at the Exeter Green Fair on Cathedral Green on 4th September. Local apples from Exeter and West Devon were pulped and pressed to make litres of high quality juice, which was offered to dozens of passers by as a taster of how good local produce can be.


As part of the Season of Creation, a display on food highlighted the importance of growing more produce in our communities – through gardens, farms and community projects. Devon has growing numbers of community schemes, including a Real Food Store proposed for Exeter and gardening support schemes in Totnes and Tavistock. In many cases churches are also involved in these and new food share initiatives such as a Food Bank in Crediton and a charity business to distribute food that would otherwise be destroyed to community groups in the Plymouth area are being developed all the time.


Copies of the prayer card on the Season of Creation were also distributed at the Fair.


A booklet on Food and Faith is to be released by DCGA in the coming months. Meanwhile, a short ecumenical service entitled Our Daily Bread will take place at the JPC Chapel in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 25th September at 12 noon.


Further details: Martyn Goss (01392-294924)