This calendar is a celebration of seasonal vegetables, edible flowers and foraged plants, beautifully illustrated with full page original hand carved linocut prints.
The calendar has been created to inspire, encourage and teach you to sow, grow and harvest fresh produce straight from the garden. It also promotes the importance of seasonal, and locally grown organic food and the positive benefits of connecting with nature. Each month will offer advice and practical growing tips to help you plan the year from seed to harvest. A growing chart will also be included at the back of the calendar.
This calendar is a perfect gift for gardeners, allotment growers, vegetable lovers and anyone keen to get started, just needing a bit of guidance throughout the year. Also this will appeal to anyone with a passion for botanical illustration, artisan craft and traditional printmaking techniques.
I have created this calendar with the wonderful grower Bryony Middleton, Head Gardener at Sharpham Trust in Devon, who manages their 19th Century Walled Vegetable Garden organically and the ornamental grounds.
Each month will include
- A full page illustration of seasonal vegetables, edible flowers or foraged plants. All the prints are original design, hand drawn then intricately carved into lino blocks. Each print will be a different colour.
- Tips and knowledge for the month, including what to sow and harvest.
- A Growing Chart will feature at the back, with an overview of the sowing and harvest schedule
- Dates for the phases of the moon, bank holidays and seasonal festivals.
The calendar will have an organic look and feel, with an earthy colour palette. Each design will be in a different colour, printed using eco inks on 100% recycled kraft brown paper from waste fibre. The folded size will be 300 x 300mm Hanging size will be 300 x 600 mm Stapled on the fold, and hole at top for hanging.