Mini Vraic Day
to introduce Sue and David, our 'Britain in Bloom' judges, to our parish community at the end of their judging tour
The tour had started at Fort Grey, travelled inland to the village and finished at the Lihou headland where a Mini Vraic Day was in full swing. (See Judging Route page for details of the tour).
For four hundred years Guernseymen have collected seaweed to use as a fertiliser to enrich crops. First by horse, oxen and cart then tracter and trailer. We are encouraging the use of this 'free fertiliser'. It can be collected from beaches between July and April - so go along with a dustbin and fork and take some home for your veg bed!
At Mini Vraic Day everyone who came along could enjoy seaweed tasters in cakes, crisps, biscuits, sushi and vraic bahjis and Guernsey Gache! Lotions and potions (containing seaweed of course). Seaweed art for children, a photographic display telling the story of Vraic and lots more.