Saturday, 21 June 2008

Free Gardening Advice In London

My free London event suggestion this week is slightly unusual. The Imperial War Museum, The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms and The Royal Parks of London have all joined forces to recreate a wartime campaign.

The original Dig For Victory campaign encouraged ordinary people during the Second World War to grow their own vegetables to help combat fresh food shortages.
Concerns about eating healthily and getting exercise are still relevant today and so, with this in mind, Second World War and modern day allotments have been developed side by side in St James’s Park. The project explores the ideas of healthy eating, gardening and growing vegetables both in wartime and today.

Tomorrow is the third and final “Sustainability Sunday” being held at the allotment with this week’s subject being “How does your garden grow?”. There will be a variety of experts from the Royal Parks on hand to answer all your horticultural questions between 11am and 4pm. This activity is free and suitable for all the family.

The allotment can also be visited every day between 10am and 5pm and the project is accompanied by a special display at the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.

To find the St James’s Park Dig For Victory allotment, follow the signs from the Churchill Museum in King Charles Street, SW1.

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