TRANSITION Mearns is running a one day Green Autumn Fair in Laurencekirk on Saturday October 1.
With energy prices at an all time high, the focus of the event will be saving money by saving energy, reducing waste and becoming more self-sufficient.
The highlight of the day will be a debate about the future of farming in an era of ever increasing fossil fuel costs. With speakers tackling the subject from mainstream farming, research, permaculture and political points of view, it promises to be a lively session.
The day will also provide an opportunity to find out how to convert a house to woodfuel heating, or indeed how to build a true eco-home at modest cost, and without any utility bills to worry about.
For anyone considering keeping hens at home, there will be a poultry expert on hand who can supply everything you will need to get started. A range of stalls will provide information about saving energy around the home.The Green Autumn Fair will be held in the Dickson Hall from 10.00 until 3.30pm on Saturday October 1. The Fair is part of TraM’s Eco Teams project, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, and entrance is free to all – no need to book. Further details can be found on www.tram.btck.co.uk or by phoning Sue Barrie on 01561 340673.