The Big Muddy
Live from Glastonbury Festival 2016
Our first day in the Green Futures field at Glastonbury more than made up for the mud and rain that delayed set-up and opening. We welcomed over 500 visitors to our stall yesterday!
One of our new activities even features real Glastonbury mud – the ‘shooting gallery’ was kindly provided by Ken Loades at the James Hutton Institute to demonstrate soil erosion, so we thought that filling one of the ‘targets’ with soil from the site seemed particularly appropriate. Visitors use water pistols to shoot at targets (turf, bare soil, concrete) to see the run-off from the different surfaces.
The high striker also has a relevant soily theme because the strengthometer demonstrates levels of soil compaction – is your impact on the soil equivalent to a fluffy bunny, a cow, a tractor, or Glastonbury Festival itself.
We’ll update the post with photos as soon as we have a better internet connection… Time to get back to the Big Muddy!