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Old, New, Recycled, And Reused (Or The Riverside Festival Appeared To Have Been Overrun By "Wombles"!!!
Every so often I attend an event whilst having extremely low expectations of it.  This year's "Riverside Festival" in Leicester was one such event.

I found these two ladies crocheting old plastic carrier bags into new shopping bags

To be honest the reason for my low expectations was hearing someone (who shall remain nameless) saying that there would be an "Eco Zone" at the Festival.

You will have to excuse me for thinking this was just going to be a "Lip Service" idea.  However, I do have my reasons.

Leicester was actually the UK's first "Environmental City".  The fact that Charles Street, in the city centre, can almost be classified as the most polluted street in the UK (in proportion to the length of it), is apparently beside the point.

Anyway - I digress.

I was actually hoping that this year was going to be more of a "Holistic" Festival - dealing with things like Mental Health, etc.  Well, they did have my friends from The Real Junkfood Project there - as well as the "Rescue" bit of the "Fire and Rescue Service" (also known as the Fire Brigade).

This dinghy was put to very good use in a demonstration of how the Fire and Rescue Service rescue humans from inland waterways

Although, I did wonder if an invasion was in the process of being planned.

I have to admit that my favourite stand was the "Abbey Pumping Station" one.

Abbey Pumping Station is currently a rather forgotten museum.  Its next door neighbour seems to attract all the publicity now with their rockets and high tech gadgets (it is next to the National Space Centre).  The Pumping Station is where most of the old vehicles are housed.

On the Abbey Pumping Station stand I saw a Messerschmidt car, an old lorry, and something that I think the Real Junkfood Project should have borrowed.

There was one other stall which I found rather intriguing.

In fact, I found them so intriguing I decided to put a photo of one of their flyers on here.

You could say that "Wonky Veg" is a very interesting concept.  The vegetables in their boxes can definitely be described as "Wonky" - as in they are the vegetables which the supermarkets usually reject because they do not meet their standards of presentation.

I am hardly what you would classify as an "Evangelist" by any stretch of the imagination but I really think we need to consider the amount of food which is wasted by everybody - supermarkets, farms, Domestic Humans, etc.

If the Riverside Festival gave me one message to take home it is this - "The Emergency Services and The Military attempt to protect us and our homes - who is protecting our food sources???"

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