Edible Garden exhibition to cash in on "grow your own food" trend

Wise Guys Consultancy is to launch The Edible Garden Show 2010 which will be staged over three days, 19 to 21 March, at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

Edible Garden exhibition planned after grow your own food trend
Edible Garden exhibition planned after grow your own food trend

Organisers say The Edible Garden Show will be aimed at gardeners of all competencies. It will feature advice and demonstrations on how to grow produce at home.

The new show has won official endorsements from the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG), which boasts 103,000 members in the UK at over 2,000 allotment societies, and the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

"For a number of years our members have been seeking a dedicated ‘grow your own' event, but have had to make do with attending the more traditional flower shows where fruit and vegetables have largely been the poor relation," said NSALG national secretary Geoff Stokes.

Royal Agricultural Society of England business development director Robert Merrall added that the event is planned to be a permanent fixture in the gardening calendar.

The show comes at a time when 100,000 people are on waiting lists for allotments in the UK.

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