The inaugural "Pop Up Picnic"
Principle 8: Integrate rather than segregate The inaugural “Pop Up Picnic” at Abdallah House. 15 local people made it for an event to remember, as wild weather stormed in as we began to eat. Our desire to connect with our local community by hosting the 'worlds' first' Pop Up Picnic got off to a stormy start as lightening, wild winds and torrential rains kicked in soon after these photos were taken. Still, 15 people turned up, which was about perfect for our limited undercover outdoor space - bringing with them some delicious locally made (and mostly grown) foods. The idea of the Pop Up Picnic got a boost after I posted this note on the recently created food eXchange facebook page. Kunie and I have been talking about informal local catch-up / pot luck lunch / dinner, as a way to enjoy the values we share and community that we live in. Anyone interested? It got a huge response with 26 comments and 17 likes from a group of just 122. We decided to giv