We have just received the following email – anyone interested?
My name is Des Tong and I’m the producer of a soon to air gardening show on Big Centre TV, the new local tv channel for Birmingham, The Black Country and Solihull.
We are looking to feature all kinds of growing projects from allotments, back gardens and containers on balconies & patios.
Obviously as we’re based here in Walsall we’d like to include a local society, and would welcome your contribution.
I look forward to hear from you.
Next site meeting is on Sat. 11th
October at 10:30 in the poly tunnel.
Just a reminder to those few who’ve not paid yet,
rents are due by the end of September.
If you do not want to continue please let Tom
know as soon as possible so the plot can
be given to someone on the waiting list.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the last site meeting had to be postponed and will now be on Saturday 13th September at 10:30 in the poly tunnel. All welcome.
If you didn’t fancy taking part in the last request for participants in ‘The ‘Big Allotment Challenge’ here’s another opportunity to appear on television in something a little different.
I understand we contacted you recently regarding BBC2’s The Big Allotment Challenge. We are currently developing a new primetime gardening series with a working title ‘Garden Republic’ for one of the UK’s major broadcasters and wanted to send you the information in case you may be interested.
The series will follow a group of neighbouring home-owners who will each expand their individual gardens by banishing fences to allow for one large communal garden, to be shared by the neighbours. We hope the residents will work together to create a space that none of them could ever dream of owning individually and, with the help of gardening experts, transform their small plots into a beautiful space the whole community can enjoy… a real life Garden of Eden!!
The home-owners will be guided, helped and mentored by one of Britain’s biggest gardening names, working together to decide on what their perfect garden will include – from creating a stunning rose garden, to tending chickens, growing a fruit orchard , or constructing a giant children’s play area. The series will be a celebration of both gardening and good old British community spirit!
We are looking for a group of neighbours (with back gardens) to take part in the series and would really appreciate it if you could send out our flyer to your database /newsletter.
Thanks very much for all your help, I really appreciate it,
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