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Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

[CANCELLED] Feeding the Nation in WW1: From paeonias to potatoes

Date & Time of Event: 
Saturday, 18 February, 2017 - 14:00 to 17:00

An afternoon of talks on Devon’s WWI Food and Farming Project, that has been unearthing the role of potatoes, allotments, recipes, and what happened to Devon’s estates and gardeners during the WWI. A discovery of the importance of horticulture and agriculture in WWI, the different ways in which people rose to the challenge, the impact on their lives and on the future of estates.

Draft Programme

Julia NevilleIntroduction
Anne KaileThe importance of the potato in Devon 1914/18
Paul CleaveGooseberries for the fleet - food on the home front in Devon
April MarjoramW J Godfrey, Exmouth horticulturalist in war and peace
Penny Lawrence             The request for allotments and the reluctant tenant



 When:  Saturday 18th February 2017.  2pm - 5.00pm with a break for tea and cakes.

Where:  Hannah's at Seale Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6NQ.

Cost:  £10 (DGT members); £12.50 (non-members).  

How to  book: A booking form can be downloaded here.  Booking is essential. Please book before Wednesday 15th February 2017.