BYE BYE MONSANTO!
The Cannabis collective were certainly classing up the joint in the beautiful Hyde Park this weekend.
A party took place on Saturday evening in London to embrace the gathering that was to follow. The next day, Sunday from 12pm, “we shall not be moved” was sure to be in the thoughts of many of the people at the London 420 picnic in the beautiful Hyde Park. With further demonstrations to take place, Monday 20th April was indeed set to cause some movement in today’s protest at Parliament before election day this year.
Many of the crowd did sit and stand strong on Sunday, loyal and true as police tried to move supporters out of Hyde Park. During the peaceful picnic yesterday that took place at Speaker’s Corner in London, the Sun’s rays beamed down on thousands of happy people, men, women and children as they set up and gathered in unity around the trees to end the war on drugs…and more specifically, the current crisis concerning Cannabis use. People from all over the world met up to have their say and to raise awareness for the rest of the people who are even just the littlest bit curious.
There were several activist organisations including NORML UK + NORML UK Women’s Alliance, United Patients Alliance, Feed The Birds, and London Cannabis Club, even the London Green Party had flyers on the table, this is just to name a few, that came together to make a huge stand for Cannabis freedom and to help educate the nation on the many health benefits of using Cannabis. The drug is healing people all over the World and time is indeed long over due for the United Kingdom catching up.
Seeds, stickers, bands, badges, flyers, t-shirts, keyrings and more were on offer to enhance the event and for everyone to gain a greater knowledge of exactly why such a fuss has to be made regarding the laws surrounding Cannabis use.
People showed appreciation for the wonderful plant by firstly igniting a flame within today’s people by initially setting up such a needed event in the UK and sharing the Word. Others helped by hanging up banners, bringing signs with them, dressing up leaf style, even putting on shows later in the day, everyone had a role to act upon that was appreciated by others. This truly was a day of Cannabis freedom. Thank You to All who came.
Sadly, there was a disgraceful amount of litter left by the crowd again this year, and as the police started to move people out it was apparent just how much. Straight to work went the eco-lovers to clear it all away within 15 minutes, that’s straight up earth love and respect and it shows that we really do care for the common good.
The police seemed to be rather interested in all the fuss and even brought along horses and a helicopter as well as the vans. They caused a little bit of a problem whilst man handling a few of the people but that sooned got sorted out appropriately. All in all the law enforcement team didn’t seem to be bothered much and happily watched on as nearly everyone around them lit up throughout the day. Another sign that Cannabis really ought not to be illegal. Can’t be that bad, right?
Various people traveled quite some way to light up in London yesterday.
Many people were over joyed by the fact they could simply ‘skin up’ in a park with no worries. The organisers did a fabulous job with the event and it was breathtaking to see the vast amount of support received.
There were also dogs among the smoke, seeds and brownies for the birds and squirrels who had a fantastic day too! This just goes to show how harmful Cannabis isn’t, to all kinds of species.
When the time reached 4.20pm there was an uproar that created a beautiful connection between all and the sky above filled with fumes as people united for real change.
Such a peaceful and passion filled day.
The people were gathered through the use of Cannabis well past 7.30pm, even after the event organisers had left. They were just peacefully ‘being’ in the park, chilling and enjoying the sunshine, spending some quality time with friends.
All in all it was a successful day in showing that a vast number of people are standing for change on this important matter.
Awareness can only be heightened through the passion of those that truly believe. On Sunday all those that attended spoke together as One.
Why is 420 called 420 and what does it have to do with Cannabis? Find out in this article.
Thanks for taking the time to read here, please check out all the above organisations that are behind this amazing event for further information on this weekends antics, future events and what help you can give in supporting the legalisation of Cannabis and the movement of the followers near you.
Hope to see you next year if not sooner. Peace
Unruly and delicious! Spring Greens from Riverford are a huge spring hit, come to think of it so is every single food we are gifted in Spring. Nearly every week I have had these added to the order and they are the perfect hardy greens. These immature cabbages with wild style leaves certainly add character to any kitchen. Spring Greens are mostly like Kale as they do not have the hard head at the centre, I like to call them baby cabbages and they are a real source of nourishment if not over cooked. I just steam mine for around 5 minutes to loosen up all the goodies!
They do not have an overpowering ‘cabbagey’ taste which makes them perfect for adding to the boys mash for their dose of greenery!
Low in calories and bursting with nutrient goodness this vegetable is not one to be missed. Containing high levels of Vitamins A, C & K, and with fiber, iron and calcium all included too Spring Greens surely are a winner for the heart.
Check them out for yourself for only £1.75 per 350g from Riverford.co.uk.
All beans are soaked in this house as it helps to break down the indigestible compounds, leaving our guts feeling much happier. It also evens out and reduces the cooking time as the beans are softer and more susceptible to the heat. Making soaking frugal and earth friendly, a righteous choice all round 😀
Last year we were able to see The Green Party at Hyde Park for the London 420 Cannabis Rally Picnic Protest, hopefully they will be there again showing their support in the sensibility of decriminalising cannabis this year!
All who care please do come, show your support and make Cannabis readily available to SAVE THE EARTH – it is true what they say, hemp for victory! …and besides it tastes so darn good!!
Hyde Park, London
Sunday 19th April 2015
For further details on the event please visit the links below 🙂
What an amazing way to spend a Smokey Sunday. It would be lovely to see you all there.
What an amazing Woman, an incredible team of people that truly care about the future of this planet, the only place we have to live!
Its not hard to see that if we drill down, take the oil, burn it, melt the ice caps, rise sea level and have no land left instead of using solar, wind and other sustainable energies that we will be well and truly fucked, for want of a better word, I mean seriously if there is a party that actually have the power to make global change for good then FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I WILL VOTE!
With quotes from this article like…
‘The way to get focused on better environmental policy is to focus on issues conserving nature is to vote for Green MPs’
‘£10 minimum wage, and abolition of tuition fees’
‘Robin Hood Tax’
‘There’s a lot of expert advice and evidence from around the world that says decriminalising cannabis is the way forward’
‘According to voteforpolicies.org, the Green Party is the second favorite party of the UK electorate, shortly behind Labour’
‘it’s in voters hands to actually deliver a peaceful political revolution’ on May 7th.’
…it really is up to us to admit and say – “I can see the damage we are doing to our World and I can see the renewable and easier way to harvest energy to keep us alive. I WILL do something to ensure there is a World for my grandchildren to grow up in” –
We can all make small changes at home like, reducing, reusing, recycling and collectively we CAN save the planet by using renewable and being more self sustainable as well as closely minding our health and naturally self medicating.
Don’t just vote the lesser of two evil just to keep the other out, think for yourself, who actually wants real change as apposed to bags of cash?
Riverford is at it again, packing the boxes to full potential with the best of the season and ever thankful are we (my family) as devoted customers. Thank You 🙂
These beans that I speak of are the classic Organic Broad Beans that are currently in season and in the vegetable boxes on The Farm.
They can be purchased at Riverford Organic Farms through the online store via the Fruit and Veg section using the link above in this post. The beans also come with free recipes about them that can be found in the recipe section via this link here.
Now, which recipes to follow with all these beans, hope my boys have a healthy appetite this week as I have one for trying out new things 😀
If you don’t already know about Riverford, where have you been?! They are a superb organic farming company with 3 main farms in this country and a couple in France. The staff work extremely hard to provide an abundance of fresh and a truly nourishing range of foods and beverages. Vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy, drinks of all sorts, bakery goods and handy items for the home can all be found on their well thought-out website – Riverford.co.uk.
They do a range of boxes if you fancy refreshing your diet and changing up your shopping list with just a few clicks, or there are different sections for you to choose your own produce and make your own list. It is all organic and delivery is free providing you spend £12.50, already sounding good right? When you place a regular order through me you will get a box free and a free recipe book 🙂 Sounding fab now isn’t it. Always wanted to make the jump over to deliciousness from mundane supermarket aisles, online stores and not so great foods that are chemically dangerous instead of healthy? Now is your chance, and best of all the overall price you spend will be a tiny fraction more than what you spend now because you will have pure quality health over quantity and affordability.
The guys at this company totally changed my life around, I am so happy with the nourishment and well-being I get from eating Riverford’s outstanding organic foods that I spend next to £0 on impulse foods. The budget is set and we know we are always getting a great deal.
An honest and friendly member of the team will arrive every week on the day allocated to your area without fail with smiles and boxes full of goodies, you will know it is them at the door as I swear the boxes glow!
If you would like to place and order and receive the free welcome gifts stated please do get in touch via our Contact Page and we can get you set on your way within minutes. If you would prefer to trial them yourself then pop over to the website give them a try, or alternatively you could call them on 01803 762059. Trust me you will never loose out or feel hard done by and you will probably never look back if I am honest.
You can feel the quality instantly and then when you live it, you know.
For a further detailed review on the farm in Hampshire please see a previous article I wrote on The Farm.
THANK YOU RIVERFORD HAMPSHIRE – WE LOVE YOU
Adzuki Beans make an amazing and natural exfoliating scrub, just don’t get water in the storage tub!
An absolute must! Genius!
Hey guys, apart from last night’s rolling ramblings I am still feeling rather unwell and everything around me is slacking now and my divine bed has become my best friend.
I am extending my hiatus from writing and being so strict on my posting routine as I can really only focus on the bare minimum all round.
I may comment quite a bit still as I am slightly addicted to you All and feel you nourish my soul with your indescribable words and intriguing notions. I am sorry to my friends running the wonderful challenges, I cannot seem to keep up right now.
Many thanks to everyone who continually supports me with well wishes, I really appreciate your loyalty and commitment. I feel your love.
Now, I must get busy with the kiddies and the Sunshine.
Much Love to You All.
(wrote this half asleep :P)