Growing the Seasons – a community photography project

Growing the Seasons

GROWING THE SEASONS IN OKEHAMPTON is a community photography project open to everyone interested in celebrating a year of changes in the natural world and in our growing spaces. A monthly gallery of photographs, both online and in the Harvest shop, will be created from your contributions culminating in an end of year calendar featuring the best images. Get snappin’ folks!!

If you interested please drop us an email or pop into the Harvest Farm Shop in Okehampton’s Red Lion Yard. We will send you all the information you need to take part. We would love to hear from you.

Growing the Seasons is funded by Okehampton United Charities and is also supported by Guy Cracknell Graphic Design


View the growing collection of seasonal images here


Contributors join the project through the shop or online at the website and receive an email address to send the images to. Contributors can also bring printed images to the shop.

The gallery is curated by Harvest and Guy Cracknell to ensure that the images follow the project guidelines. Each monthly gallery will be displayed through the Harvest website and on social media. It will also be running as a slideshow in the Harvest Farm Shop. Printed images will be displayed in the shop and on the community notice board.

At the end of the project images will be chosen for inclusion in a printed calendar.


  • Images remain the artistic property of the photographer but the photographer gives Harvest the right to use the image online and in print as part of the project.
  • Images should not include identifiable faces
  • Images should have a focus of the natural world and seasonal change. They can either have a “nature” or “cultivated growing space” space
  • Photographers should only submit a maximum of 3 images a month. 
  • All images will need a caption. 
  • Photographers will need to register for the project and  give a user name and indicate which age band they are in. For funding purposes photographers will need to indicate if they live within the area Okehampton and Okehampton Hamlets.

Download the information sheet here 

Education and Community Workshops .. on line and active :-)

We want to keep our community work active even though we can’t meet face to face.

We will be posting our workshops and events online. We are learning as we go but we hope you like them!

Look out here for the links to go live!

Coming up …

Film Show : 2040 An online screening of 2040 with a discussion afterwards. Sunday May 3rd FREE event book a ticket here See you there!

Growing Plot to Cooking Pot

Gluten Free Pizza

Gluten Free Pizza has been created by Sara from the Harvest Workers Coop! ...
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Mother Hubbard Hash Browns

Mother Hubbard Hash Browns The wonderful Kate from Katie and Crow is cooking with vegetables left in the bottom of ...
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Pricking Out

Your germinated seeds are all squashed up in the tray? Time to prick out! Growing Plot Workshop - Pricking Out ...
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Fermenting Onions

Fermenting and Preserving Onions The first in our series of Cooking Pot workshops. This is by Kate from Katie and ...
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Potato Planting

Potato Planting the no dig way - Cooking ideas - Spanish Omelette Recipe Growing Plot Workshop ... Potato Planting Cooking ...
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Seasonal Family Workshops

Family Workshop Summer Buzz

Welcome to Summer Buzz - Saturday 25th July 2020 Thank you for visiting. We’re normally in Okehampton’s wonderful EcoHub every ...
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Family Workshop Summer Growth

Welcome to Summer Growth - Saturday June 27th 2020 Thank you for visiting. We're normally in Okehampton's wonderful EcoHub every ...
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Family Workshop Spring Blossom

Welcome to Spring Blossom - Saturday May 30th 2020 Thank you for calling by May's Family Workshop. We're normally in ...
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Family Workshop Spring Leaves

Welcome to the Spring Leaves Family Workshop Thank you for calling by our second online family workshop. We hope you ...
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Family Workshop Spring Seeds

Welcome to the Family Workshop Thank you for calling by our first online family workshop. We're normally in Okehampton's wonderful ...
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Thank you to Learn Devon for funding the Family Workshops and Growing Plot Project


Thank you to Okehampton United Charities for funding our education and community program of activity

Get snapping folks!

Get snapping folks! An Amateur Photograph Competition

Capture, share and celebrate our British countryside, precious wildlife, food and farming  through the lens of your camera.

Harvest Workers’ Co-op is setting a fun challenge of capturing the seasons out on the farm, along the hedgerow, in the garden plot or the cooking pot!


Food, Farming, Wildlife, Water, The Garden and The Environment

Enter here …

The competition is free to enter and open to all ages (adult and junior categories). The best photos will be displayed in Okehampton and the 12 winning photos will be used to make our very own 2021 calendar. There are 6 sections (as above) and various categories within these.

  • Entries will be judged on subject matter
  • All photos to be taken by entrant
  • Always put animal welfare first
  • Juniors’ entries under 14 years
  • Closing date 1st April 2020

For more information on all categories, terms and conditions and for entry form check out the links below or pop into the Harvest Farm Shop.

Entry Form

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Out on the Farm – Summer visits with Harvest

Get on the Land!

We believe that people should feel connected to where their food comes from so we run farm visits and farm based workshops. This summer we have been

We’ll be running more farm visits in the Autumn. If you are part of a community – maybe a residents association or a local group – and would like to visit a farm as your group then let us know we’d love to help!

Seasonal Family Workshops


We are having to change the way we do our education and community work check here for more details and below to see Family Workshops going live.

Family Workshop : Spring Leaves Jo and Kevin with leafy art, nettle crisps, potato planting and a story

Family Workshop : Spring Seeds Jo and Kevin with wild garlic pesto making, spring planting, branch decorating and the story of the green children


Harvest Workers Coop family workshops are growing well. The fourth Saturday of every month sees the lovely EcoHub filled with creativity. We have seasonal craft activities, fireside cooking, storytelling, gardening in the raised beds and more. As one five year old said

It’s the really fun place!

The afternoon is run at your own pace with lots of time to drop in and drop out of the activities. We’re developing the growing side of things. In the last session beans, potatoes and garlic were planted.

We’re really pleased to see how families are returning month by month and meeting up with each other. Pop into the Harvest Farm Shop to find out more.

Thank you to Learn Devon for funding the Family Workshops


Thank you to Okehampton United Charities for funding our education and community program of activity

Into the New Year

Harvest … in mid winter!

A huge thank you to everyone of you who has supported us on the start of our journey as the Harvest Workers’ Co-op. We have loved meeting you and talking to you both in the shop and at our events. We are all looking forward to seeing what the New Year brings.
Warm Mid Winter Wishes,
Martyn, Sara, Henry, Liv. Sophie, Jo and Kevin

In the shop and …

In the New Year look out for weigh your own dry goods, organic beers, wines and ciders and different ways to do your shopping!

… out in the community

A Film for the New Year – Demain / Tomorrow

All over the globe solutions already exist. This is a hugely uplifting film finding positive stories about how we can live

Friday January 19th 6:30 – 10:00pm
Book tickets on here or pop into the Harvest Farm Shop
Film and Food £10 (£7 reduced price) Film only £5 (£3 reduced price)

Farm Visits and Family Workshops

Look out for more monthly family workshops and our seasonal pop up storytelling at a farm shop near you!!

The Farm Shop Gallery

Our next exhibition will be appearing soon featuring Martin’s beautiful wildlife images from around Hilltown Fields.
Shop gallery

We want our events to be accessible as possible. Reduced price tickets are available if you can’t afford the full price.
Our thanks to Okehampton United Charities for making this possible.

Displays. Leaflets and Fairtrade

It was very nice to be at the the Okehampton Fairtrade “Fair and Local” event today. There were lots of lovely people and great music. We were trying out our new leaflets and display boards!

Demain .. off the pictures!

We are all going to see Demain at The Plough, Torrington on Sunday. We will be doing an information stall before the film. Do come and have a chat!

The film sounds good to ….

Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through. After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.

During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…