Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:14

The Eden Project will be serving up a taster of The Big Lunch and previewing its exciting summer activities at the Royal Cornwall Show (June 4, 5 and 6).

Taking place on July 19, The Big Lunch aims to bring together many of the 61 million people in the UK to simultaneously eat lunch with their neighbours.

There are lots of ways for people to get involved, from growing their own food and flowers to forming a band or creating a piece of pavement art for their street.

Peter Stewart, Eden’s Campaigns and Communications Director said: “The Big Lunch on July 19 is about having lunch with your neighbours. It’s about bringing communities together. What better place to talk about this than at the Royal Cornwall Show which is very much at the heart of the Cornwall community?”

Eden’s stand (number 71) has lots more to see and do. Show-goers will be able to get creative with nature and make a sycamore whistle with Nathan Mansbridge from the Pollination Team at Eden. Fellow Pollinator Lisa Cronin will be showing how to carve figures out of vegetables.

They can also choose from the ‘pick a mix’ lunch on offer, with the option of quiche or a sandwich, veg sticks or salad, strawberries or muffin for just £5.50.

Eden staff will be discussing Summer Survival, the name of the game on site this summer. Den Building workshops return with other exciting activities around the site including wild food foraging, jungle drumming and real live fire demonstrations.

Visitors who would like to plan their dream wedding reception, or want to impress their work colleagues with a meeting in the Biomes will have the chance to talk to the functions team about how events are planned and bookings for the year ahead.

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