Art Gene’s Summer 2019 programme

 

Calling all explorers, speakers, thinkers, dreamers, artists, activists, ecologists, historians, dog walkers, builders, bus drivers, foodies, families, visitors, locals and lovers of nature and this amazing place…

This is an opportunity to express your views in places of untold potential!

 

 

Harvest Celebration

Saturday 14th August 2019

 

Join us on the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space to celebrate by bringing in the harvest and planting for the Spring, with Allotment Soup artist in residence Hannah Brackston

 

2pm – 5pm : Colossal courgettes and buckets of blackberries.

An afternoon of cropping and gathering produce from the communal growing areas on the field. We will look at some traditional and unusual ways to store fruit, vegetables and herbs for use over the coming months for you to take home and try. Learn about what grows throughout the winter by helping us plant out our newly turned beds with a final sewing of seeds and bulbs for the spring.

5pm onwards : Celebration of people, produce and a compost toilet…

Come along to see what we have achieved over the last year through our Allotment Soup and Re-wilding Barrow projects. Join us to cook and eat some delicious food grown on the field and in making a toast to all the hard work of the last year, with the addition of a few modern takes on harvest traditions… We will chat about plans for the year ahead, and we will be declaring our brand new compost toilet officially open with the cutting of a ribbon!

 

Free event. All tools and equipment provided.

Suitable for all ages.

Let us know if you can make it – so we know numbers for cooking. Contact Hannah Brackston directly, or drop us an email at events@art-gene.co.uk or call 01229 825085.

We’ll be making food but you might want to bring a bottle or nibbles to share.

If you have grown any thing yourself that you’d like to share or show us please bring these too!

Please invite family and friends.

More about Art Gene’s Allotment Soup project and the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space. 

More about Art Gene’s Re-wilding Barrow project and the Landscape Working Party.

 

Other Art Gene Events

Allotment Soup Work Days

11am – 3pm, Every second Saturday of the month throughout summer.
Join our community of gardeners on the allotment and work with Hannah Brackston (artist in residence) to learn about resilience, growing your own food and sustainable living. Every second Saturday during summer.

Weekly dates and updates are posted on the public Facebook group Allotment Soup: the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space.

Learn more about Art Gene’s Allotment Soup project.