A group of intrepid environmental adventurers arrived at Paddington Station this morning, rucksacks and wheelie suitcases at the ready to board the 07:49 to sunny Cornwall! We arrived in Truro to blue skies and sunshine and made our way to camp to meet the rest of the group arriving from across the country and beyond.
It was great to see so many familiar faces returning to camp for the second and third time and also welcome some new environmental adventurers to camp for their first experience. After a tour of camp and an opportunity to settle into structures with new tent mates it was time to prepare our first meal. A crew got to work in the kitchen and another team headed to the garden to pick produce including carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and edible flowers and other herbs to season the burgers. Dinner was delicious - luckily though our intrepid adventurers still had a bit of space available to accommodate the sampling of some edible insects which were cooked up into lots of delicious things including mealworm burgers. While bugs are not yet mainstream in our day to day diets here in the UK they could well hold the key to a sustainable source of protein for the future and it was fascinating to find out more this possibility.
Tomorrow, a day of creative and traditional crafts including forging, green woodworking, lino cutting & printing and natural dyeing.