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Woodland market comes to Lancaster as part of the One Planet Festival

Woodland crafts and demonstrations, woodland activities, yarn bombing and woodland-themed storytelling can be found in Lancaster market square and library on Friday 30th October – as part of the One Planet Festival’s series of events.

The Woodland Market aims to celebrate the wealth of woodland habitat and traditional woodland crafts that can be found near Lancaster, whilst re-connecting Lancaster’s city center with the nature and wildlife that live in and around it. Highlights of the market include demonstrations of Besom broom and Oak swill basket making,

Alongside the market, Local Food Treasure Hunt clue sheets can be picked up and dropped off at LESS’s market stall.

The Treasure Trail is running throughout the One Planet Festival (16th – 31st October), and will help you discover sustainable local food businesses around the City Centre. Follow the clues to find the businesses, collect letters from the posters and win some amazing prizes. These currently include meals, deluxe coffee, handmade chocolate and comedy night tickets and have all been kindly donated by the businesses taking part. Treasure Hunt clue sheets can also be downloaded from or collected from Tourist Information.

Anna Clayton, Food Projects Officer at LESS, who has helped to organise this year’s festival, commented: ‘2015’s One Planet Festival aims to celebrate the wealth of woodland habitat, traditional woodland crafts and sustainable local food initiatives in and around Lancaster. The festival creates a space to appreciate this diversity, and tries to spark conversations about sustainable living in a fun and engaging way. We hope everyone that attends One Planet Festival events enjoy themselves, learn something new and leave feeling inspired to reduce their impact on the planet.”

The full programme of events can be found at You can also pick up One Planet Festival fliers at Tourist Information and various other locations around Lancaster.


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