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Pete Lawrence - 27 Oct 2018


I've always loved the Welsh borders, as many of my friends know. It was fantastic to be back there at this amazing little festival near Abergavenny, The Old Tree Apple festival

It's a model of what festivals of the future should be - held , on a permaculture farm, spontaneous, participatory, self-sufficient, eco-friendly, small and compact, great conversations, apple juice and cider, mulled cider, vegan feasts, yoga, tai chi, music, fire & straw bale games in stone barns and meadow land, a Saturday night ceilidh, showers and compost loos with a view, cider and cider vinegar making demonstrations, carbon neutral teas and coffees all weekend, and celebrating glorious nature and countryside...

The freezing weather, if anything, helped to bring people together. To gather around the fire for warmth and to swap stories and experiences, hopes and fears. It was a life-affirming weekend.

It chimes so much with what we're doing at Campfire. And I also love cider.  And being out there in nature. Three good reasons why I like it so much...

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Kate Edgley

A model for living not just festivals perhaps?


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Ralph Pettingill

This looks wonderful- I'd love to get there...

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