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