This calendar is a celebration of seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers illustrated with full page original hand carved linocut prints.
The calendar is Isla’s fifth edition and has been created to inspire, encourage and teach you to sow, grow and harvest fresh produce straight from the garden. It also promotes the importance of seasonal, and locally grown organic food and the positive benefits of connecting with nature. The prints this year are mainly new designs but with some old favourites added in.
This year there is a focus on the wonders of the kitchen garden, growing a polyculture of plants to create a living space that is edible, useful and beautiful. Be inspired to learn and grow an abundance in your garden this year and work with the nature around you. A growing chart is included at the back of the calendar.
This calendar is a perfect gift for gardeners, allotment growers, vegetable lovers and anyone keen to get started, just needing a bit of guidance throughout the year. Also this will appeal to anyone with a passion for botanical illustration, artisan craft and traditional printmaking techniques.
Isla has created this calendar with my sister Bryony Middleton, Head Gardener at Sharpham Trust in Devon.
Each month will include
- A full page illustration of seasonal fruit, flowers or vegetables.
- Tips and knowledge for the month, including what to sow and harvest.
- A Growing Chart will feature at the back, with an overview of the sowing and harvest schedule
- Dates for the phases of the moon, bank holidays and seasonal festivals.
The calendar has an organic look and feel, with an rich colour palette. The calendars are printed using eco inks on 100% agricultural waste fibre, which is warm in tone and has lovely flecks. The folded size is 300 x 300mm hanging size will be 300 x 600 mm, stapled on the fold, and hole at top for hanging.