At our May meeting, Walthamstow based campaigner Poppy Flint from ‘This is Rubbish ‘ and ‘Best Before ‘ campaigns, , gave us an insight on reducing food waste. A very interesting and informative meeting, which made us think twice about throwing away food that had reached it’s best before date. Members were so inspired that on 20th May at the Woodgrange Food and Music festival we set up,a pop- up stall, gave away homemade bread and butter pudding with bread donated by one of the local supermarkets, plus bread found in the reduced items for sale aisle at the Co-Op. This coincided with the WI’s weekend to reduce food waste which was the chosen campaign for 2016.
Our food Waste bunting was also on display.
We were entertained by the Walthamstow based Blackhorse and Standard Women’s Morris Dancers ( or Morris side which is the correct term).
Carol McGuiness one of our members and a member of the troupe explained the history behind Morris dancing . She explained that there are so many ‘Morris Sides’ around the country.
Carol’s group follow the North West dancing, which originates from the mills around Manchester and surrounding areas.
Plots of Q&A , then we had a go at dancing,(,which a pretty energetic workout)
. All in all a great evening.