Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

Eco Fair

The inaugural Eco Fair at Gilbert White’s. Our Eco Fair is a great opportunity to discover a wide range of local green groups, businesses and campaigns. With planet friendly workshops, stalls, gifts and food.

Gilbert White was a pioneering naturalist and gardener who focused on the natural word around him. As a site we focus on ecology and the natural world around us we want to offer you the chance to explore how you can make simple changes in your lives live in a more environmentally and ethical way.

“Gilbert White’s book, more than any other, has shaped our everyday view of the relations between humans and nature.” Richard Mabey, Naturalist & biographer of Gilbert White

The Eco Fair offers a great way to be a part of and develop a sustainable society, as well as a place to buy eco and sustainable Christmas gifts.

23rd November 2019 10.30am – 4pm


Eco Fair Talks

12: 00 Vee Vital – A nutritional therapist and health coach

– A natural way to support the immune system.
– A natural way to help with sleep issues and support restful sleep.
– How to support digestive issues.
– A natural way to help with headaches, migraines and tension.
– How to help with anxiety and stress.
– A way to reduce the chemical toxicity in the home through the use of natural cleaning and personal hygeine products.

13:00 Dru Ferneaux – The Self Sufficiency Group

The growing together, a self-sufficiency group, exists to enable and encourage its members to practice self-sufficiency and self-reliance, and maintain a “sustainable life style” in a fast-changing worldwide environment. Dru will talk about the group and what they do.

14:00 Mollie – The Field Farm Project
Our craft work is rooted in the earth, the materials for our baskets, vessels and mats are harvested by hand using local sustainable materials. We are passionate about the survival of traditional skills, crafts and creativity and enjoy passing some of this on to others through our teaching.
We try to work with an environmentally sensitive approach and contribute to the rejection of plastic products with the production of vessels and baskets made from natural materials.

15:00 Artizans – Paddy

A talk on sustainable building by Artizans producers of individually crafted structures that are natural, sustainable and beautiful. With information on materials used in construction.

Eco Fair Stands:

Home made beeswax wraps, soaps and washable wraps.

The Sustainability Centre
A local environmental charity based in Petersfield. An authentic model of sustainability, offering positive solutions to inspire and enable people to live more sustainable lives.

Beans & Bites Coffee
Serving artisan coffee and fair-trade hot drinks. Alongside plastic free tea and coffee items.

It’s All Good Eco
Sourcing and selling planet friendly products.

Little Leaf Organic
Certified organic cotton bedding up to super king plus babywear designed by us.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
The local wildlife trust advertising their work, volunteering opportunities and membership.

Alton Climate Action & Network
Network organisation bringing individuals and groups together to tackle the climate crisis.

Blue Leaf Soap Ministry
Handmade Natural cosmetics.

Refill and Replenish
Mobile shop which sells whole-foods, cleaning liquids and toiletries free from single use plastic.

Vee Vital
A natural health practitioner.

Eco Makes South
Make homemade eco items.

A local sustainable building company. Individually crafted structures: natural, sustainable and beautiful.

Field Farm Project
Woodland craft, field studies, farm life, horticulture, ancient crafts and technologies – combining to provide a rich and inspirational learning experience.

Plus Gilbert White & The Oates Collections plants, jams, chutneys and seeds as well as fresh food and drinks.

To park in the car park next to the barn the postcode is: GU34 3JU

When entering the village from the A31:

Enter Selborne and continue along the road past the museum. When you see the Selborne Arms take the first turn on the right immediately after the Selborne Arms. You will see a car park on your right, go to the back of this section into the rear section of car park labelled overflow. Straight on to the back of this is The Barn signposted Field Studies Centre.

When entering the village from Petersfield direction:

Enter Selborne and continue along the road. When you see the Selborne Arms take the turn immediately before the pub on the left. You will see a car park on your right, go to the back of this section into the rear section of car park labelled overflow. Straight on to the back of this is The Barn signposted Field Studies Centre.


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Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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