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    Posted on December 12th, 2010 Steve No comments

    Those of you that have been following the E-Bulletins recently will know that BTT have been preparing decorations to be put on a tree at the Dartington Christmas Tree Festival. On Thursday, all of this hard work came to fruition at the launch of the festival. Although it was a cold evening, about 200 people turned up to sing and watch as the lights on all thirteen trees were turned on.

    People admiring the trees at the launch event

    People admiring the trees at the launch event

    For those of you that haven’t been followed the project, all of the decorations for the tree have been “upcycled” from materials that would either be thrown away or can be recycled. Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of better quality, greater use or higher value.

    The other trees at the Festival have been decorated by other local community groups, including Sustainable South Brent (who decorated their tree with every-day products made from oil in order to show how reliant we are on oil).

    Our Tree

    Our tree

    The BTT tree wouldn’t look as good as it does without a great effort by a lot of people, and BTT would like to thank some of them specifically:

    • Belinda, who came up with the ideas for the tin can lid angel and plastic bag person decorations which have been such a hit.
    • Dominique, who let us use her newly renovated barn to make a lot of the decorations, made a lot of them herself, help put up the decorations and came along to the launch.
    • Anne, for making some of the decorations and helping to put the decorations up.
    • All of those people who helped to make some of the decorations at the Christmas Cafe and Craft Fayre.
    • All of the BTT members and others who helped to make decorations.
    • Mr Banwell, Mrs Ramsey and all of the children in Oak Class at Buckfastleigh Primary School for making some of the plastic bag person decorations for the tree.

    If you’d like to see BTT’s christmas tree then all of the trees will be up in the courtyard at Dartington Hall until Tuesday 21st December. If you cannot get there then the Dartington website has pictures of all of the trees.

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