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BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby KGAdmin » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:32 pm

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The painfully slow recovery from recession has forced organisers to postpone next month’s (March 19-21) Edible Garden Show following concerns among potential sponsors and exhibitors over the uncertain economy.

The first-ever national event dedicated exclusively to ‘Grow Your Own’ fruit and vegetables was targeted to reflect the phenomenal explosion of interest among the public for home-grown produce and healthy eating. Although the imaginative concept for the new show had been well received, organisers found increasing difficulty in securing commitment from enough exhibitors to justify the scheduled launch on Friday, March 19, 2010.

The Edible Garden Show will now debut on March 18-20, 2011 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, with organisers confident that the new date will allow time to maximise the number of exhibitors attending and to secure sponsorship deals.
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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby glallotments » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:30 pm

Seems a shame - we have already bought our tickets and received them.

I would have thought that in the present economic climate far more people would have been interested in attending. I'm not sure March is a good time of year though - especially this year as people may be wary of prebooking due to weather worries. For instance - how much of the site is under cover.
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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby Mike Vogel » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:18 pm

Yes. Not much is being harvested in March, though there'll be winter greens and so on. But in July, say, there'll be early potatoes, garlic, beans, salad crops, you name it. I would suggest the first weekend of the school summer holidays, but I dare say there are objections to that, as to most possible suggestions.

I doubt whether I would be attending it anyway. Where is it to be held?
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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby Elle's Garden » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:21 pm

That is a shame, we were thinking of making a weekend of it.
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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby MKPoshfan » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:16 pm

can't help thinking that if they can't get enough sponsors this year when 'grow your own' is, in advertising terms, so sexy, they won't stand much chance in another year's time when the fashion will have moved on.......that's a shame
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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby Chantal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:56 am

It was to be held at the Royal Showground at Stoneleigh Mike. Seedling and I had planned to visit as it's on our doorstep. :(
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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby Mike Vogel » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:28 pm

Thanks Chantal. A 2-hour drive for me and I would only do it in decent weather. In which case I'd be on the plot. But I'd make the effort, if free, if it meant a chance to meet some of my forum friends. I think my wife aould enjoy the day. So I'd better keep my eyes pealed for the new date.
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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby Tigger » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:50 am

Best laid plans and all that. I was about to suggest we made it our Forum get together rather than the Malvern Show. :evil:

I had heard it was likely to be cancelled, so that's why I delayed suggesting meeting up there.

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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:34 pm

I was going to go to that as well, honest. :)
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Re: BREAKING: The Edible Garden Show postponed until 2011

Postby Franksmum » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:47 pm

Aw that is a shame - I was really really looking forward to that!!!
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