I walked in and saw my old market/head gardener friend Stefan K who I last saw at Christmas time and said that they’d really enjoyed the nut-free cake he’d taken with him from London Borough Mkt (where he temp worked) up to Colchester. It was 7 months ago but still as fresh in my mind clearly as his. We beamed; happy to trust in spontaneous meetings over prior arrangements to gather a group together.
He introduced me to Debbie, an amazingly passionate herbalist who spoke about the need for health reforms and that it takes longer to heal than many might imagine after years of dietary mis-use and plants working in conjuction with energetics and that a child’s fever has a function of flushing. Plants do not have the same behaviour as medications eg calpol and their action is gradual. (+)
I turned and recognised a 5 Rhythms dancer on the Permaculture Network stall and gradually went to the other stalls; Ecologist – how vegan living takes time, education and practice and asked if I could assist in future article references as they need someone with insider experience rather than the current article which a non-raw fooder wrote with no experience at all.
The Permaculture magazine asked me to contribute an article and said they’d be delighted to accept promo for classes and raw chocolate.
Dolly,the Embercombe community chef’s son stood by the stall and said that he was staying with Azul (she and Dolly are friends). He’d taught me to play Herbie Hancock’s Canteloup Island base section on the piano; he is an enchanting, very talented young pianist.
The transition town movement said that they had something in mind and I entered the prize draw to win a stay in an official tree house.
Then met Stef G the London Permaculture network head organiser who typically wore a cowboy hat and swore we’d me before and had recognised me from somewhere. He dances in Tufnell Park, but to me it signs a future friendship. He owns a hotel and has a new cafe to kit out with family so they may need help to create a sustainable menu.
I talked to Polly H about a workshop and another friend suggested that we talk to Azul from Food from the Sky for utilising her kitchen. Polly is going to Yuva, Turkey to finish her 2nd book. Delightful! She’d spoken to Nigel W and heads out next month.
After a little of the perm. talk I met Joel in the queue for the cafe, a Biodanza dance teacher and we ate a great lunch at the green cafe below the hall; coconut and lentil soup with salads.
Departed for URUBU via borough veg mkt.