|Thinking of Spring at The Edible Garden Show|
After my post yesterday on chickens , more information has come my way on The Edible Garden Show, the UK’s award-winning national ‘Grow-Your-Own’ event. With a venue that is easy to access from all parts of the UK - Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire - don't miss it! This Friday: 15th-17th March. bursting with innovative products, top exhibitors, home-grown produce, food, livestock and a new celebrity line-up of experts. There are lots of great stories among the exhibitors – including a number of local ones. (Material and images have been supplied by the organiser's PR agency)
|Animals as well as plants|
"The show is very topical especially with recent food scare stories such as the horsemeat scandal and the rising costs of food. More and more families are turning to grow-your-own in a bid to know what they are eating, save money and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. According to the latest government figures from DEFRA 5% of everything we now eat comes from a free source – mainly allotments and vegetable patches. There are 300,000 allotment holders around the country with 150,000 on waiting lists. But you don’t even need a garden to grow-your-own and many people in urban areas are growing in window boxes, on patios and terraces and even their front doorsteps. Our celebrities will be talking about how to grow-your-own fruit and veg even in tight spaces
|TV presenter and|
chef, James Wong
The show harvests a huge crop of exciting exhibitors and brings inspirational celebrity chefs and gardeners together under one roof with everything needed for a slice of the 'Good Life.' We would like to offer interviews (live or recorded) with our celebrity experts including TV presenter James Wong who has recently published his “Homegrown Revolution” urging British gardeners to be more adventurous; charismatic Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Bob Flowerdew; and Kings Heath based author and TV presenter Alys Fowler. We can also offer popular chef Rachel Green who will get taste buds tingling at the show with her flamboyant cookery demonstrations; poultry vet Victoria Roberts and The Edible Garden Show’s own grow your own guru Paul Peacock.
|You're never too young to start gardening|
There will be an enormous amount to see and do at the show. Children will love the smallholders marquee where they will see 10 kid goats, born in the past two weeks, as well as a sow and her piglets. We have a lady selling grow your-own-snails kits (for eating and for snail racing), a young businesswoman who swapped her business suits and high heels for jeans and wellies to sell hens and an exhibitor who makes ice cream from water buffalo milk and has created four new flavours especially for The Edible Garden Show including Beetroot and Chocolate and Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese."