ANNOUNCEMENT: JYJT Project is go!
After a successful second round bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund the Environment Trust for Richmond Upon Thames is excited to announce that Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow will now commence.
We will need as many people as possible to get involved in any way they can to make this ambitious and exciting project achieve all it can. From 20th April 2013 we will be looking for a dynamic and talented Heritage Project Manager to lead JYJT. If you think you have what it takes click here for more information.
For future paid jobs and our other exciting volunteering opportunities please check our opportunities page.
About the Project
Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow is a Heritage Lottery Funded community project that will explore the important but
forgotten heritage of the Twickenham and Hampton market Garden industry. Through oral histories, archive research and hands-on activities, people of all ages will be able to learn about and decide on ways to restore the lost plant heritage to sites throughout the area.
The participation of volunteers will help to preserve the history and spread knowledge about market gardens so that the ingenious and hard-working growers are remembered, and our traditional fruits and vegetables are once again enjoyed.
Did someone in your family work in a market garden or local Jam Factory? Do you have any stories about your gran or granddad? Maybe you have pictures or letters relating to the heritage of growing. If so we want to hear from you! please go to our contact page to get in touch.
About the Trust
The Environment Trust is an established landscape and buildings conservation charity with over 26 years’ experience in caring for places and connecting to people of all ages and backgrounds across the Borough of Richmond and the wider London area. Our purpose is to preserve and conserve open green spaces, wildlife and the best of the built environment, and to raise awareness of the issues that affect their survival. We want to enhance all people’s lives through inclusion, volunteering, education and learning. A previous oral history project is the highly successful Between the Locks, and we carry on a programme of volunteering, and leisure events including art picnics.
to find out more visit www.environmenttrust.co.uk or click our logo on the right.