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Garstang Fairtrade Town

Garstang The World's First Fairtrade Town

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Activities for Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 in Garstang

February 28th - March 13th

On Saturday 4th March the canal and Th’ Owd Tithe Barn were the scene for showing off locally produced bunting and encouraging anyone to come along and celebrate Fairtrade Cotton and other products. Vouchers from Co-op provided free samples of Fairtrade products, including cotton, to give away. Fairtrade Boat 2011

Children and adults were encouraged to decorate their own piece of bunting to add to the world record breaking total. A display inside the pub illustrated the work of the Fairtrade Foundation and encourage people to buy Fairtrade products. The boat was moored nearby, so visitors were encouraged to go aboard and view the exhibition of tea, coffee and cotton plants, to make the link between producers and consumers of these products. Myerscough College kindly provided the growing plants. 

While people were enjoying Fairtrade products at Th’ Owd Tithe Barn, a new long distance footpath, The Fairtrade Way was launched. It runs from Garstang, the World’s first Fairtrade town, to Keswick, a very active Fairtrade town. The Town Crier declared the Way open in her own inimitable poetic style (or stile, whichever way you look at it…)! 


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