Growing The Vale Way – LoveEvesham Event April 2018

by steve on May 3, 2018

This project will develop a site close to the centre of Evesham that will be an outdoor museum and hub for the interpretation of the story of market gardening and its significance to the landscape and people of the Vale. The site will be run as a demonstration venue for how a traditional market gardening plot was worked and for seeing and tasting local Vale heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables. We will deliver events and activities on the site including training in horticultural and cooking skills that will promote local Vale produce and support local people to grow their own food.

A masterplan for the development, interpretation and operation of the site will be drawn up in partnership with Wychavon District Council (the landowner), the Abbey Gardens Trust (who are planning the restoration of the immediately adjacent Evesham Abbey walled grounds) and the Almonry Museum (local history museum in Evesham). The masterplan will show how Transition Evesham Vale, the Abbey Gardens Trust and the Almonry will work together to co-ordinate the delivery of activities and placing of interpretation across the land and buildings managed by all three organisations. This will allow a richer and much more detailed story to be told of the settlement and agricultural development of the Vale of Evesham, plus the stories of some of the prominent individuals responsible for key events, from the early 8th century to the mid-20th century. Working together we will be able to interpret this entire time period across three sites within an area approx. 100m².

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