Pitch-in pic­nic a pop­u­lar day

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By NICK REINIS

A FEAST of home-cooked de­lights were on of­fer when the city’s top site for en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity hosted its very first pic­nic.

More than 50 peo­ple packed The Green Back­yard (GBY), in London Road, Wood­ston, Peter­bor­ough, when it held its Pitch-in Com­mu­nity Pic­nic at the week­end.

The idea of the event was for peo­ple to bring along a home­made dish to share and en­joy in the beau­ti­ful 2.3-acre com­mu­nity gar­den.

The aim for the chefs was to cre­ate their own per­sonal dish us­ing or­ganic or lo­cal pro­duce to pro­mote healthy liv­ing.

It was also the first time that live mu­si­cal tal­ent per­formed at the eco-friendly spot and the event was at­tended by the Mayor of Peter­bor­ough councillor Keith Sharp.

Project man­ager at The GBY So­phie An­tonelli was de­lighted with how the day turned out.

She said: “It was re­ally good. Lots of peo­ple re­ally made a good ef­fort which was bril­liant.

“We also had a ‘soup-off’ with six en­trants and they all brought down their own home­made soups. It was re­ally com­pet­i­tive.

“The two judges couldn’t de­cide so the mayor had to judge the tie-break.”

She added: “We had a lo­cal com­mu­nity mu­sic or­gan­i­sa­tion called Beat This who pro­vided a PA sys­tem for the mu­sic, which was re­ally nice of them.

“We had some great per­for­mances. We kept the mu­sic very low-key as we were mind­ful that it’s a res­i­den­tial area and we are here for en­vi­ron­ment and food.

“We’d love to do more live mu­sic and we def­i­nitely want to hold this event again in the fu­ture.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on The Green Back­yard project, visit www. the­green­back­yard.com

Or search for The Green Back­yard on the so­cial net­work­ing web­site Face­book.

Pic­ture: Paul franks.

PIC­NIC: Vis­i­tors en­joy a Pitch-in Pic­nic event at the Green Back­yard Project in Oun­dle Road, Wood­ston. (METP-05-0610PF316)

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