More than 170 people attended Nailsea Methodist Church's first community Eco Fair.

The fair also saw 20 environmental organisations gather to provide advice and guidance to gardeners. such as nature reserves and rewilding projects.

Activities included a programme of six environmental themed talks and a free lucky draw for an Organic Veg box donated by The Community Farm.

Richard Lancaster, organiser of the fair on behalf of the church’s Eco Group, said: “This was the first time we’d tried an event of this kind and we were delighted with the positive feedback we received from both the groups taking part and the visitors.

"There was a very positive vibe in the hall, lots of opportunities for networking and many great conversations on the environmental challenges ahead.”

Among the organisation that attended were the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bristol Ornithological Club, Yatton & Congresbury Wildlife Action Group, Friends of Trendlewood Park, Nailsea & District Horticultural Society, Fagus Gardening Club and North Somerset Master Composters.

The South West Dry Stone Walling Association and Nailsea Shedders highlighted the importance of preserving traditional countryside skills and the virtues of recycling and repurposing cherished or broken items.

North Somerset Times: Jenny Rasmuseen was the lucky winner of the free draw for an Organic Veg box donated by The

Advice on clean energy and energy saving was also represented by Burnham and Weston Energy and the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

The gravity of the climate crisis was underscored by campaign stalls from Greenpeace, Nailsea Climate Emergency Group, and Christian Climate Action, along with other Christian groups.

Nailsea Methodist Church also had a display telling the story of its journey to becoming a Silver Award winning Eco Congregation.