Report by Will Kelley:
On the weekend of the 25th/26th July, the Bristol group of Positive Money supporters attended Festival on the Farm in Purton, Wiltshire. Purton Organics, who kindly invited us along and who run the festival, are a working organic farm and share the same desire for a more sustainable and ethical future.
Talking about monetary reform may not be at the top of everyone’s list of things to do at a festival; however, the reception at Festival on The Farm was very encouraging. Even before the stall had been set up, someone with a beady eye had spotted the book Modernising Money by Andrew Jackson and Ben Dyson and enquired what it was about and what Positive Money did; from there the conversation flowed and before long we were in an in-depth discussion on the pitfalls of the current monetary system and how modifications devised by Positive Money could make it better.
Throughout the weekend there was a steady flow of inquisitive minds coming up to the stall and asking us what we did, signing up to the mailing list and engaging in a few good conversations about how the monetary system currently operates and how it could and should work for society in the future as opposed to against it.
The Festival was a great success and there was a real sense that people are hungry for more information about the monetary system, people know that something isn’t quite right with how money works (or doesn’t work), and are keen to know more.
Bristol group will be returning to Festival on The Farm next year, so put the weekend of the 31st July – 2nd August in your diary and we’ll see you there!