Foodie fun for FERMOYS, Ipplepen - Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 29 April - 1st May
PUBLISHED: 12:37 26 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:15 20 February 2013
For the first time at this year's festival, Fermoys Garden Centre and Farm Shop will be creating a special EAT WELL GRO WELL Marquee and will be encouraging families to get out into their own gardens and 'have a grow'.
For the first time at this years festival, Fermoys Garden Centre and Farm Shop will be creating a special EAT WELL GRO WELL Marquee and will be encouraging families to get out into their own gardens and have a grow. From chef demos using home-grown produce to hands-on activities the area will bring sustainable living to life, giving visitors practical ideas and projects to try. Families can learn to make their own compost in the Compost Caf while smoothie fans can get peddling on the special Flower Power Bike which powers a smoothie machine, and then taste the delicious results!
Wildlife experts will be on hand to give top tips on encouraging friendly insects into gardens while talks and demonstrations in the kitchen will inspire festival goers to cook with home-grown produce and to source food from the fantastic variety on offer in our area.
Sarah Dumont from Fermoys Garden Centre said: Were really passionate about growing produce and have a commitment to encouraging the younger generation to get involved. Knowing where our food comes from is of increasing importance and getting young people interested in this from a young age is a vital part of a sustainable future. Were so excited to be part of this years festival and have a great programme of fun and educational activities lined up for all the family. Growing food is fun and rewarding for all ages and you dont have to have a garden to get involved, its amazing what some pots on a windowsill can produce!
Special guest: Horticulturist, Author and Broadcaster, Toby Buckland
Horticulturist, Author and Broadcaster, Toby Buckland, will be making a special guest appearance on the FERMOYS stand between 12 and 2pm on Saturday 30th April for a master class on tomato growing and will be answering visitors gardening questions. As a past BBC Gardeners World presenter and award-winning garden designer, Toby will be able to let visitors in on the tricks of the trade.