Tomato growing system

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We have just set up a purpose built tomato growing area, with the capability to grow approximately 350 plants at a time. This has been partly funded by The Cornish Ketchup Company, through a £500 donation. It has involved us setting up a suitable structure in our greenhouse able support such a large number of… Read more »


Dried chillies and oyster mushrooms

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We’re delighted to announce that you can now buy our bags of fantastic dried chillies and oyster mushrooms from St Eval Candle Co and Humfreys Farm Shop. A 25g pack of oyster mushrooms costs £3.70, and the dried chillies are priced at £2.70.   Contact information: St Eval Candle Company, Engollan, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27… Read more »


Exciting news! New veg bag collection point from April.

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We are delighted to announce that from Thursday 9th April you will be able to collect our veg bags from The St Eval Candle Company, Engollen, St Eval. Wadebridge. Thanks to our new partnership with the St Eval Candle Co. they will be acting as a collection point for a our fortnightly veg bag filled with fresh,… Read more »


A VISIT FROM IAIN DUNCAN SMITH

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On 19th February we were very pleased to welcome Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to our nursery. The MP even got his hand dirty, helping with planting and sweeping in the glasshouse.     Listen to “Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith visits People and Gardens” on audioBoom.


SNOWDROP SUNDAY

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Have you spotted any snowdrops out recently? The grounds at Pencarrow are filled with the pretty white flowers every winter, and they will be opening up the gardens to the public for their annual Snowdrop Sundays on both Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th February. The Peacock Café will be open for refreshments and dogs are… Read more »


PHIL WINS AWARD

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Great news! Phil has been given a Highly Commended Volunteer of the Year award for his work at the Eden Café in St Austell. We are so pleased for Phil and his family. Congratulations Phil on your very well deserved award.


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 »