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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
View the growing collection of seasonal images here
HOW IT WORKS
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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…