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Plant Records!

June 24, 2010
Author: Chris

(For a bit of fun, every Friday our Plant Records Manager, Chris Bisson, the guy who maintains all the recorded information on our plant collections, will do a regular blog slot where he recommends his favourite “plant records” – that is, songs that are in some way linked to a plant. (Do you see what we did there?) )

‘Kid Creole & The Coconuts’ – Don’t Take My Coconuts (1983)

The Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is a fantastic palm that can grow up to 30 m. high. When discovered by Portugese explorers, the hard, brown hairy fruit reminded them of a witch or a ghost called ‘Coco’ and when the Coco first landed in the UK we added the ‘nut’ part.

A truly tropical plant, the Coconut Palm has such a warming presence…and of course great tasting fruit!

Kid Creole and the Coconuts have been going since 1980, but the lead singer Thomas August Darnell Browder, was born in 1950! And is still keeping the band on the road!

Chris Bisson – Plant Records Manager – Eden Project

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Plant Records

June 21, 2010
Author: Chris

(For a bit of fun, every Friday our Plant Records Manager, Chris Bisson, the guy who maintains all the recorded information on our plant collections, will do a regular blog slot where he recommends his favourite “plant records” – that is, songs that are in some way linked to a plant. (Do you see what we did there?) )

‘Johnny B. Goode’ – Chuck Berry (1958)

As the sun comes out and beats down on our lovely plants, the berries ripen, and get sweet and juicy! Here at Eden, we’ve got all types of sumptuous berries…and what with wimbledon round the corner…you can bet a fair few strawberries will be eaten.

Chuck Berry, what a legend…end of! I wish I could dance like that wearing a suit!

Chris Bisson – Plant Records Manager – Eden Project

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Do you know what talent lies down your street?

June 17, 2010
Author: Hannah

Eden has a hunch that our neighbours could be the biggest untapped potential in our lives, so it came up with The Big Lunch, a one-day get-together for neighbours.

On one day last summer, the best part of a million people got together across the country to sit together and eat lunch, play games and generally get to know each other better (check out the photos). They told us they loved it and said they feel better about where they live – so we’re hoping even more of you will join us this year on Sunday 18th July.

Hundreds of thousands are already expected to take part around the UK, and are starting up local Big Lunches on their doorstep. Find out if there’s anyone thinking along the same lines in your own street, by entering your postcode on our map.

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Friday fun with Plant Records!

June 11, 2010
Author: Chris

(For a bit of fun, every Friday our Plant Records Manager, Chris Bisson, the guy who maintains all the recorded information on our plant collections, will do a regular blog slot where he recommends his favourite “plant records” – that is, songs that are in some way linked to a plant. (Do you see what we did there?) )

‘Push Th’ Little Daisies’ – Ween (1992)

The common name Daisy is often used to describe plants in the Asteraceae Family. Containing well over 22,000 accepted species it is a whopper of a plant family! In the UK our daisy is Bellis perennis which is starting to swathe over lawns, playing fields and parks during these summer months.

Ween were formed in 1984, and have never really fit into a genre, ranging from lo-fi to the neo-psychedelia. This song was released in 1992 and being their first music video got them onto the massively popular MTV.

Chris Bisson – Plant Records Manager – Eden Project

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