Tag / agroecology

Spirit of Christmas 2018

By hampshirehouse October 10, 2018 blog

The Spirit of Christmas Fair will return to Olympia London from  29 October – 4 November 2017 where you can uncover extraordinary gifts.

Emily Readett-Bayley will be there on stand GG9 with her unique range of ethically made Christmas decorations and the POSH Graffiti wall.  She is thrilled to be sharing her stand this year with Chantal Coady OBE, and they will be launching their Chocolate Futures crowd funding campaign which aims to bring fine Indonesian cocoa to the United Kingdom and in doing so empower  marginalised farming communities.  Delicious  Rococo Chocolates  will also be on sale and you can find them on the Gift Gallery next to the Louis Roederer Champagne Bar!

 from 29 OCT – 4 NOV 2017  |  OLYMPIA LONDON

spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk

ERB at Spirit of Christmas 2018

#agroecology#agroforestry#bean to bar#chocloate futures#climate friendly#cocoa#Eco decorations#ethical gifts#fine cocoa#shaded cocoa

Emily returns to Sumatra to see rattan basket samples made in the rainforest

By hampshirehouse August 25, 2018 blog

Following her first visit to the Hutan Harapan Emily returned in May and August to see the samples of traditional baskets and household items used in daily life made by the indigenous Batin Sembilan community.  Most baskets were woven from rattan vines and bamboo collected in the forest and mats from giant pandanus leaves.

Hutan Harapan means Forest of Hope and is made up of 50,000 hectares of production forest which is now being protected from conversion to palm oil plantations and restored back to a balance ecosystem. The initiative is backed by the RSPB as many rare birds live in the forest along with about 16 pairs of critically endangered Sumatran tigers. Empowering the Batin Sembilan and offering alternative livelihood options to palm oil cultivation for the migrant communities that live in the area is a critical part of the process and it is hoped that agroecology combined with developing traditional artisan crafts and ecotourism can achieve this.

#agroecology#artisan#bamboo#basket weaving#handicrafts#Hornbills#indigenous people#Palm Oil#RainForest#rattan#Sumatran tiger#wicker baskets
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