Despite torrential rain there were hundreds of visits to eco-homes that opened their doors to visitors on the 28th and 29th of September. Highlights seem to have been the Cider Barrel House, the ever popular straw bale house on Kingsbridge Hill and the tour of renewable energy installations and the compost loo at Bowden House but all of the participating homes received visitors keen to learn what they could.
The Eco-Fair that followed on October 5th was also a great success with at lest twice as many visitors as last year when we were competing with the Tour of Britain cycle race. This years new format saw presentations running in parallel to the exhibits with talks on composting, compost loos, sustainable building and electric cars. Exhibitors covered areas such as soft furnishings and materials as well as the usual renewable energy suppliers, architects and builders - and there were wonderful cakes!