Wednesday 22 July 2009 11.12am
The Garden Museum
's forthcoming exhibition, The Good Life (October 2009 to March 2010), explores 100 years of ‘growing your own', through the good times and more difficult times such as the World Wars and the 1970s Oil Crisis. It will look at today's enthusiasm for growing vegetables and raise the question ‘is this just a passing fad, or is it something that is embedded deep in the psyche of people in Britain?'
As part of an outreach initiative to complement the exhibition we are looking for members of the local community to tell their own stories about growing now. These stories, and pictures, will be turned into a 'trail' that visitors to the exhibition may then follow around the neighbourhood.
We'd be delighted to hear from you if you have vegetables, fruit or herbs growing in a space visible to the passing public. If you would like to be considered for inclusion in the trail please send an email to Sophie Shillito (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining your growing efforts. Do also supply pictures (as jpegs) if you would like.