I'm a somewhat novice gardener living in the 'burbs of London, seriously
at it for only a couple of years now, but becoming ever-more involved
and passionate about plants and gardens.
I'm also really interested in having life-enhancing/interesting
conversations (day job allows me to have many of these), and enjoy the
process of recording and making these available for others to listen
The last project in which this happened was called Read Me Something You
Love, which as the title has it, I would pop over to someone's home,
they'd read me something they love, we'd chat about the poem/story, and
then I'd release the results as a lovingly edited podcast. More of that
he 'Read Me Something You Love.' (http://readmesomethingyoulove.com /)
I'm now planning a new project around gardens, which I'd really love if
you might become involved in some way. My idea is that of an
audio-visual version of the Guardian's How Does Your Garden Grow, but
with an emphasis on Life Lessons you've learnt from your garden and
gardening in general.
What I would do, if you'd like to be involved in the project, is come
and visit your garden/allotment/balcony and take lots of photographs of
it, as well as interview you as an audio recording about the garden, and
what part the garden plays in your life.
You don?t necessarily have to have any solemn and momentous ?Life
Lessons? to impart from the offset, so please don't feel weighted down
by the title.Something interesting always comes up in the process of
chatting about our gardens, I find. Here's an example of some life
lessons that came out of a chat I had with Elayne and Jim recently about
'LLFOG #4: Dealing with frustrations ' (http://tinyurl.com/prz5m3t )
I?ll be doing most of these recordings in and near London, but also
happy to travel further afield too. Any season is fine for this, as I'll
be doing the project throughout the next year or two.
My email for any queries, suggestions, or invites to visit your garden
and have a chat is stevewasserman AT gmail.com.
I really hope this is something that might capture your imagination and
you'd be happy to participate. The taping + interview shouldn't take
longer than an hour and would occur at a time that suits you best.