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Eco Living Fest! Save the date: 18th May 2024

Our newly named Eco Living Fest! takes places on Sat 18th May at the usual time (1-4pm) and—for the first time & foreseeable future!—at Holy Innocents church & hall in South Norwood!


Collage of 7 photos showing what to expect at the next Sustainable Thornton Heath Eco Fest, including making your own terrarium.

A) In this Fest’s free drop-in workshop you can build your own terrarium! 🌵

Terrariums are a tiny garden in a sealed jar that are self-nourishing – a mini ecosystem you can carry anywhere! We will be running 4 x 20 minute sessions throughout the day to build your own terrarium. So why not bring a tallish, clean, glass jar 🫙 with label removed and swing by!

B) Pick-up vegetable seedlings 🌱🪴 on a pay-what-you-can basis, and grow some of your own food at home!

Seedlings have been grown by Irene (who runs our Food Growing & Greening stall) and Ian, and will include tomatoes 🍅 and more. Some have been grown from heirloom seeds, meaning you can save the seeds from what you grow and use them to grow plants without having to buy new seeds!

PLUS we’ll have all the usual stuff!
1. FREE Kids Zone activities including Giant Jenga, 🎨 art activities , 🎲 eco games, 📖 eco books and ♻️ ‘The Bin Challenge’!
2. Mouth-watering🍰sweet &🍜vegan refreshments and🫖drinks by Croydon Vegetarians & Vegans – don’t forget to bring your🥤 reusable cup for a BIG discount!
3. FREE Food Growing 🥕🥦🍆🌽🍓🍅🍐🍏🍉🍈& Greening info & advice from our newest volunteer, Irene!
4. FREE💡energy advice & info on their renewable energy work in the borough from⚡Croydon Community Energy.
5. FREE help with repairing your faulty or broken 🎮🎧📻📱💻🖨️📺electrical items by our Restart repair party – find out more details here:…/thornton-heath…/
6. FREE help with repairing your🚴‍♀️cycles.
7. FREE 👖🩳👔👕👗👚🧥 clothes swap – feel free to bring one item of clothing in a good, clean condition and in return you can take up to a bag of clothes away completely free.
8. Unwanted IT Tech Drop-off Point🎮📻🎧📲💻🖨️📺by Clear Community Web.
9. Refills of🛁🧴Laundry liquid, Washing-up liquid, Hand soap, Shampoo, Conditioner & Body wash – don’t forget to bring your own containers!
10. FREE information and recipes by Croydon Vegetarians & Vegans 🥕🥑🥦🍆🌽🍓🍅🍐🍑🍏🍍🍌🍉🍈
11. FREE Ethical Consumer Magazine rankings on a raft of financial services products from bank accounts to mortgages. Find out whether your 🏧💰bank and other financial service providers are helping or harming👧people &🌍planet!
12. Terracycle ♻️ waste drop-off points for certain hard-to-recycle items!

📢 Help us spread the word and make sure you come and check us out!

CAN YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW SHARE A BIT OF YOUR TIME & MAYBE SKILLS AT HUBS? We are eagerly looking for volunteers to help us run the hubs. If you might be able to help – or know someone else that can – then please e-mail us at