This website serves as an archive for the ‘Stokes Croft Herbarium’ exhibition which was curated by Tim Floyd and took place at the Emporium, Bristol in April 2009. The show combined plant specimens with works of art that draw their influence from the plant kingdom.

Living and preserved plants were displayed alongside sculpture, installation, two dimensional pieces and images drawn directly onto the venues walls. The exhibition also featured information about local community allotments and gardening projects and a small 'library' of books to browse through.

Events organised as part of the exhibition included an urban wild food walk around the Stokes Croft area, foraged food preparation and a screening of Bill Mollison's 'Global Gardener' Permaculture documentaries.
Foraged Food Preparation

As part of her 'Adelade Place' installation Evie Wonder conducted four cooking demonstrations using varieties of edible wild plants that she'd observed growing at the Adelade Place site. She used twigs and sticks collected from the site as fuel for the wood burning 'rocket stove' that she cooked on.

Foodstuffs/beverages prepared by Evie and consumed by visitors to the exhibition included: Battered and deep fried Dandelion flowers on Monday, spiced Nettles and potatoes on Tuesday, pasta with Hairy Bittercress pesto on Wednesday and a 'purifying Cleavers tonic' on Thursday.

(Gathering Cleavers from the Bristol to Bath cycle-path on Wednesday night to be used to make Thursdays purifying tonic.)

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