Earth Garden 2015 – Going Green in 47 clicks

Hello Dear Gardeners!

Can you believe, it’s been a whole week since the festival? It seems a bit surreal but a lot of things have happened since then! Rita returned to the rainy and miserable UK, Mal has been editing a lots of pictures for future reports and our old cat Athabasca has been eating and sleeping. Everything’s back to normal and we have so many cool pictures to show you.

First of all, thank you kindly for the most amazing time we have had! We have seen familiar faces, met new friends, listened to some coolest tunes on the island and we are already planning to come back. It is too early to say if The Cat Shop will be 100% back next year, but we are ecstatic and we ‘d love to participate again.

One of the mottos of Earth Garden 2015

One of the mottoes of Earth Garden 2015

The right bin for everthing, all recyclable materials were carefully selected

The right bin for everything, all recyclable materials were carefully selected

We will start our annual reports with a something truly wonderful – Going Green Project. As you know Earth Garden has always put the biggest emphasis on ecology, recycling and saving energy and water. The artists on Ethnic Market are encouraged to create their artworks from materials and fabrics that normally end up in a garbage bin. Out cats are no exceptions. This year however, the organizers went even further. Teaming up with Gayle Murphy of Global Green Events, Earth Garden became truly the greenest and most ecological friendly event in the Mediterranean.

As usual we have been right at the heart of the action. We have followed Gayle (who served as the Director of Sustainability for the festival) and a professional photographer Mike Caffrey in their quest to capture the green side of Earth Garden. You have no idea how many people jumped on the green wagon showing their enthusiasm and love for our dear Mother Earth. Everybody wanted to photograph themselves with “We are in” or “I’m in” signs that Gayle has given away. Mike had to even climb the stage to photograph a large crowd of festival goers. It was a fantastic experience.

We have to say it was a pure poetry watching Gayle turning all the ecological ideas into reality. Large containers were delivered to each site of the festival, the labels were in the right places and if any bin started overflowing, the assigned eco-team quickly emptied it. After the festival, the entire National Park was spotless. If you remember the previous editions you will know that there was a bit of rubbish left. This year, even the dust from the roads was gone – this is how you do it. Few governments could learn from this girl. She is amazing!

Gayle can be contacted here:
https://www.facebook.com/globalgreenevents
https://www.facebook.com/gayle.murphy.718

Mike Caffrey is the owned of Imagocentric:
https://www.facebook.com/ImagoC
www.imagocentric.com

Now let the pictures do the talking, they are worth more then an essay or even an entire book about ecology! All pictures have been taken by Mike Caffrey and are copyrighted. Please do not re-post them without asking for a permission first. Contact Mike if you’d like to hire him for your event, thank you!

Gayle Talking the the crowd

Gayle talking the the crowd

And more talking, she had some great things to say - the public was enthralled

And more talking, she had some great things to say – the public was enthralled

A huge applause for Gayle!

A huge applause for Gayle!

Crawd control, they listened and obeyed!

Crowd control, they listened and obeyed!

Crowd control part 2

Crowd control part 2

We are in campaign was very successful. We havd Valetta 2018 crew joining us, as well as Earth Garden Sponsors and the security guards!

Valetta 2018 crew were green as well

Valletta 2018 crew is always ready to help

Valetta 2018 European Capital of culture website can be visited here: http://valletta2018.org/

Twisteers are tasty and very ecological!

Twisteers are tasty and very ecological

The ladies from Twisteers veren convinced their customers to join too. Great work ladies!

Twistees Team even convinced their customers to join too. Great work ladies!

Twistees were the main sponsors of the festival. Please support them by visiting: http://twistees.com.mt/

The sellers were green  along with the buyers

The sellers were green along with the buyers

Italian company Bavichi are the owners of Geo Range – bean sprouts and organic sprouting seeds. Their website can be accessed here: http://www.bavicchi.it/

Security kept all eyes open on recycling and keeping the festival  problems free

Security kept all eyes open on recycling and keeping the festival problems free

Festival goers showed their support for Going Green campaign

Festival goers showed their support for Going Green campaign

We are in couple #1

We are in couple #1 (plus a photobomber in the background)

We are in couple #2

We are in couple #2

We are in couple #3

We are in couple #3

We are in couple #4

We are in couple #4

We are in couple #5

We are in couple #5

We are in couple #6 - mom and a very cute boy

We are in couple #6 – mom and a very cute boy

We are in couple #7

We are in couple #7

We are in couple #8

We are in couple #8

We are in couple #9

We are in couple #9

We are in couple #10

We are in couple #10

We are in couple #11

We are in couple #11

We are in couple #12

We are in couple #12

We are in couple #13

We are in couple #13

We are in couple #14

We are in couple #14

We are in couple #15

We are in couple #15

We are in couple #16

We are in couple #16

Some visitors wanted the stage for themselves and posed for Mike solo. Here are our favourites shot for “I’m in” campaign:

I'm in #1

I’m in #1

I'm in #2

I’m in #2

Reuben Spiteri - thr main man behind the festival posed for the picture on Segway

Reuben Spiteri – the main man behind festival posed for the picture on Segway

Pepi from Bahrija Oasis is very green and proud of it

Pepi from Bahrija Oasis is very green and proud of it

You can learn more about Bahrija Oasis  by clicking on: http://permaculturemalta.org/bahrija-oasis/

Earth Garden merch stand is in as well

Earth Garden merch stand is in as well

I'm in #4

I’m in #4

I'm in #5

I’m in #5

Who says large groups don’t fit the frame? We have some great shots of them too:

Group#1 - lounging under the tree

Group#1 – lounging under the tree

Group shoot #2

Group shoot #2

Group shot #3

Group shot #3

Group shot #4

Group shot #4

Group shot #5

Group shot #5

Group shot #6

Group shot #6

Group shot #7 - even the dog agreed!

Group shot #7 – even the dog agreed!

Group shot #8

Group shot #8

And the best for the last – some great shots we absolutely love!

Party hard and work hard - sustainability team in action

Party hard and work hard – sustainability team in action

Literally....cheeky but fun!

Literally….cheeky but fun!

And Gayle again in 3rd strategy tent (say no to food waste)

And Gayle again in 3rd strategy tent (say no to food waste)

Vanadian Avenue team would like to thank Mike Caffrey (for allowing us to carry your Canons for you!), Earth Garden team (for everything) and to Gayle for taking us on this crazy yet very educational trip.

Please come back soon and tag yourself if you recognize yourselves on the pictures.

Mal and Rita Dabrowicz
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