THE LISTENING PROJECT

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Radio Devon recently recorded 90 minutes of conversation between Ken and Lorraine for Radio 4’s The Listening Project. This will be forwarded to Radio 4 after being aired on Radio Devon, for possible national broadcast. It will be stored in The British Library as part of The Listening Project. If you want to hear an… Read more »


Fundraising Fashion Show to be held at Eden

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The People and Gardens team are turning their hands to modelling! We’re holding a fashion show in The Gallery at the Eden Project on 22 November 2014. Designers from across Cornwall will be showing their exciting collections on the catwalk. There will also be a hair demonstration, a performance by Cornwall’s Rock Choir and the… Read more »


VICTORY FOR P&G!

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We won! So all our practice was worthwhile. Sunday’s annual cricket match against The Eden Project was a resounding success for the People and Gardens team. Under Bill’s captaincy, and sporting a smart new kit (thank you to everyone who donated through our crowdfunding appeal) we just won in the last over. A fabulous day… Read more »


CRICKET ROLL OF HONOUR

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HUGE thanks to everyone who has supported our Crowdfunder scheme to raise funds for our new cricket team whites. Of our £450 target, we raised £555. New kit will be displayed on Sunday 7th September and additional monies will be sent on much needed Cricket equipment. Thank you to….. David Giles Louise Dowell David and… Read more »


It’s summer!

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Summer’s here, which can only mean one thing. Cricket! We’ve been practicing cricket at every opportunity in readiness for our annual match against The Eden Project.   Of course we’ve been busy gardening too…. Look at our gorgeous heritage rainbow carrots, which can be found in our veg bags.   We’ve pots (and boots) full… Read more »


Funding for New Growing Project

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Two months ago People and Gardens were fortunate enough to receive some funding from The Big Lottery for our “New Growing Project”. The grant of £9,730 will go towards paying for an experienced horticultural worker to work with us for one year, assisting in our new growing programme. Other parts of the grant will be spent on compost,… Read more »


Spring has sprung

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Look what’s growing in our polytunnels! The next batch of Cornish Ketchup tomatoes are coming on nicely too….    


Ken receives the British Empire Medal

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The whole team, along with family, friends and supporters spent an amazing morning at The Eden Project on 14 March. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Ken was awarded the British Empire Medal by Colonel Edward Bolitho, the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall. This wonderful article on The Eden Project’s website says it all:… Read more »


Sowing the first seeds of the year

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Our seeds trays and pots have been cleaned and refilled with fresh compost and now we’re busy sowing seeds.   So far we’ve planted carrots, chillies, radishes, mizuna, baby leaf lettuce, endives and spring onions. All of which will be grown into beautiful plants for you to enjoy in your veg bags!      … Read more »


Happy New Year

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We had a wonderful start to 2014 with the news that Ken has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year 2014 Honours List.   Here is a lovely extract from the article in the Cornish Guardian: Mr Radford, who lives with wife Lorraine in Polgooth, was nominated by supporters of the scheme… Read more »