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How to make a lantern from willow

December 16, 2013
Author: Hannah

Lantern making is a nice winter craft activity – for families, schools or community groups. Here in Cornwall lantern parades have become a real tradition, and part of the fun lies in actually making the candlelit lanterns themselves out of willow stems (‘withies’). These instructions come from Emma Myers. You can also download a summary [...]

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Winners of the World Pasty Championships 2013

March 2, 2013
Author: Tom

Reigning champion Billy Deakin was the big winner in the second annual World Pasty Championships, held at the Eden Project in Cornwall today. Billy, from Mount Hawke, Cornwall regained the champion spot in the Cornish Pasty Amateur category of the prestigious awards. Last year he missed the prize-giving ceremony because he had to get home [...]

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Live updates from the World Pasty Championships 2013

March 2, 2013
Author: Tom

Click ‘refresh’ to check for the latest updates on this page. Get involved on Twitter – tag your tweets #pastychamps       5.35pm Here are the Champions (we’ll publish full results in a bit): Open Savoury Junior: Henry Cornish Cornish Pasty Junior: Tabitha Delbridge Open Savoury Company: Chough Bakery Cornish Pasty Company: Pasty Presto Open Savoury Professional: Luisa Ead Cornish [...]

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Unusual Valentine’s Day ideas

February 6, 2013
Author: Hannah

Need a bit of help coming up with something different this Valentine’s Day? We asked the team about their all-time favourite Valentine’s Day gestures and presents, and have come up with eight different ways you could do February the 14th this year. 1. Surprise them Talking to colleagues, we felt that some of the nicest [...]

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Valentine’s day idea: heart-shaped biscuit recipe

February 6, 2013
Author: Hannah

Here’s a nice idea for Valentine’s Day – make your loved one these heart-shaped biscuits. Filled with jam and decorated with chocolate, they’re a bit like extra special, home-made Jammy Dodgers. You could even make your own gift box to present them in – full instructions below too. Ingredients (makes 20) 225g unsalted butter 100g caster sugar [...]

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Bake your own vegetable garden cake

December 10, 2012
Author: admin

As it’s been raining cats and dogs recently, we’ve been busy staying in and baking. Keen to share our sweet treats, we proudly brought this allotment cake into the Eden office, where it wasn’t very long before a hungry mob of horticulturists came over to closely inspect the quality of our carrots, tomatoes and peas! [...]

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How to celebrate Apple Day

October 8, 2012
Author: Hannah

Why not get together with fellow growers, neighbours or friends and family to celebrate Apple Day? It usually takes place on 21 October each year, or often the nearest weekend to that date.  There are of course lots of Apple Day events taking place across the UK, in gardens and communities that you can attend [...]

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Launching our new shop catalogue – the perfect gift guide

September 25, 2012
Author: admin

Autumn is definitely here, isn’t it? Crisp mornings full of sparkling spider’s webs, toes hibernating inside thick socks, leaves are changing colour into golds, reds and oranges. There’s a whole season ahead of leaf kicking, puddle swerving and rosy cheeked adventures. And with new seasons, comes our new catalogue for our on-site and on-line shops. [...]

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Biggest ever Big Lunch for Diamond Jubilee today

June 3, 2012
Author: Hannah

A record number of people across the country sat down today with their neighbours for a Big Jubilee Lunch. Organisers estimate that more than six million people took part in the annual Big Lunch community get-together – this year to celebrate The Queen’s 60-year reign. Big Lunches were hosted in every nook and cranny of [...]

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Live updates from the Olympic Torch Relay at Eden

May 19, 2012
Author: Tom

Click ‘refresh’ to check for the latest updates on this page. Get involved on Twitter – tag your tweets #DayOne2012 7.01pm Check out our video of the Flame going up in the balloon: 6.25pm Amazing shots of an amazing day. Thanks to everyone who came – please share your experiences of the day with us [...]

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