Grow Your Own Books is a small publishing company set up to publish the first book by author, photographer and allotment gardener Trish le Gal.
Grow your own for the 'hungry gap'
2012 exhibition at Creake Abbey Barn for Plant Lovers Day Saturday26th May.
It was GREAT to see everyone at the barn. Thanks for coming. The show is now uploaded to the gallery page.
See details for Plant Lovers' Photography Exhibition 2013 below.
Regular Creake Abbey Farmer's Market on the first Saturday of every month (except January)
Talks and events coming soon in 2013:
Allotment visit in Wells-next-the-Sea (EAST end, at the end of Northfield Lane!), organised by Norfolk Organic Group (you have to be a member to attend but you can join on the day and it's not expensive) http://norfolkorganic.org.uk/ Sunday April 14th, 2013. 12.00 till 3pm
ALSO, Talk at NOG in Norwich on Monday29th, April, 2013 at 7.30pm about growing heritage seeds. The address is Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW . I'm bringing with me small seedlings to sell. For a list check out NOG's website.
I'm doing Open Studios this year, 2013 (May 25th-June 9th). Check out the festival website and follow the link http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/
Also, Plant Lover's Photography Exhibition this year has been opened up to include Julia Rafferty's students from the Wells Library Adult Ed classes (use them or lose them!!!). It's 10-4 on Saturday 25th May and Sunday 26th May.
Saturday is when all the specialist plant nurseries are there as well, and Sunday 12-2pm is the private view of the photo show. Photo books (some handmade) will be on display at the private view. ALL WELCOME. If you want to know how to get better pictures from your digital camera, come along and chat to the students and Julia at the private view.
About the author
Trish le Gal gardens on her allotments on the North Norfolk coast.
She grew up on an isolated farm in NZ and learned most of what she knows about gardening from her Mum. She also studied plant science at Massey University and worked in research for a while. She came to London with her daughter Jessica in 1979 where she worked as a photographer. She has lived, gardened, and worked as a teacher in Norfolk since 1999.
She set out to see what she could grow to harvest during the lean months of the year - March, April and May. The problem was that, although the information was there, it was scattered throughout the books and seed catalogues. So she decided to put it all together in a book and indulge her passion for taking photographs at the same time.