October 17, 2017

‘What surprised you about the photographs?’ Question asked to year 5 children from St Paul’s Church of England School about our #BlackCountryAllotments #exhibition at #Tipton #Library. Swipe left for answers. . . . . . #multistory #libraryexhibition #blackcountryallotmentsociety #susieparr #emmacase #allotments #education #talk #participatory #community #art #artforeveryone #stories #sandwell #curiousminds #schools #tipton #art #sandwelllibraries

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October 17, 2017

Fantastic morning talking to year 5 children from St Paul’s Church of England School about our #BlackCountryAllotments #exhibition at #Tipton #Library . . . . . #multistory #libraryexhibition #blackcountryallotmentsociety #susieparr #emmacase #allotments #education #talk #participatory #community #art #artforeveryone #stories #sandwell #curiousminds

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October 16, 2017

Have a look at Twitter for a #Multistory giveaway – a chance to win our Black Country Allotment Society publication to coincide with the touring exhibition to four Sandwell Libraries. . . . . . #susieparr #allotments #smallholdings #vegetables #localhistory #BlackCountry #natural #photography #seasons #beekeeping #awardwinning #fruit #food #recipes #socialhistory #Sandwell #honey #Multistory #participatory #community #connected #inclusive #intimate #stories #collaboration

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October 15, 2017

Hi @emmacase here on the final day of #multistorytakeover. Another thing that stood out for me whist visiting each allotment was the diverse community. Each allotment had a vibrant and eclectic mix of nationalities and languages…growing all sorts of different fruit and veg and teaching each other customs and techniques…neighbours supporting each other.. gifting each other knowledge and produce. Each plot felt so different from the next, yet wonderfully the same. Image Emma Case . . . . . #SusieParr #emmacase #multistorytakeover #beemovies #chriskeenan #allotments #smallholdings #vegetables #localhistory #blackCountry #natural #photography #seasons #beekeeping #awardwinning #fruit #food #recipes #socialhistory #sandwell #honey #Multistory #participatory #community #connected #inclusive #intimate #stories #collaboration

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October 14, 2017

Hi, @parr_susie here on Day 5 of the #MultistoryTakeover. Here’s Bakshish Singh (Stony Lane allotments) showing the garlic he has grown on his plot. Much of the produce grown in Stony Lane makes its way down to the Gurdwara to be used in the temple kitchen for free meals for the community. Image Emma Chetcuti . . . . . #susieparr #emmacase #multistorytakeover #beemovies #chriskeenan #allotments #smallholdings #vegetables #localhistory #BlackCountry #natural #photography #seasons #beekeeping #awardwinning #fruit #food #recipes #socialhistory #Sandwell #honey #Multistory #participatory #community #connected #inclusive #intimate #stories #collaboration

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October 13, 2017

Hi, @EmmaCase here on Day 4 of the #MultistoryTakeover. Spending time just wandering the allotments and chatting with plot holders, I was constantly in awe of their resourcefulness. The everyday items that are often discarded are used in a variety of ways, from helping someone’s tomatoes grow to pimping their sheds. Problem solvers, borrowers, thrifters, make do and menders. There was a wonderful feeling of nothing going to waste and everything being catered for. Image Emma Case . . . . . #susieparr #emmacase #multistorytakeover #beemovies #chriskeenan #allotments #smallholdings #vegetables #localhistory #BlackCountry #natural #photography #seasons #beekeeping #awardwinning #fruit #food #recipes #socialhistory #Sandwell #honey #Multistory #participatory #community #connected #inclusive #intimate #stories #collaboration

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October 12, 2017

Hey everyone, I’m @emmacase … I got to spend some precious time taking photos of the wonderful Allotment holders and their plots. This is Allison. My favourite plot holder I had the pleasure of visiting. What this lady can’t make, reuse, adapt, create… Her plot was a trove of ingenuity and she was rewarded for it.. runner beans, leeks, tomatoes, potatoes.. I could have stayed chatting with her all day…and each time I visited I came away with armfuls of fruit and veg.. and a great big smile on my face. . . . . . #SusieParr #emmacase #multistorytakeover #beemovies #chriskeenan #allotments #smallholdings #vegetables #localhistory #blackCountry #natural #photography #seasons #beekeeping #awardwinning #fruit #food #recipes #socialhistory #sandwell #honey #Multistory #participatory #community #connected #inclusive #intimate #stories #collaboration

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October 11, 2017

Hi, this is @Parr_Susie on Day 2 of my #MultistoryTakeover This image illustrates the principle of ‘nothing wasted’. Allotment keepers make use of any materials that come their way to make whatever they need: sheds, compost heaps, cold frames, greenhouses. Image: sheds made out of different materials, Bromford Lane allotments Susie Parr . . . . . #SusieParr #EmmaCase #BlackCountryAllotmentSociety #BlackCountryAllotments #collaboration #beekeeping #seasons #localhistory #Multistory #connected #intimate #socialstories #allotments #plotholders #Sandwell #WestBromwich

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