Monday, September 29, 2008

My Grrreen Shed - Grand Designs Live

How would you customise a 5x6x4ft shed? That's the question being posed at the My Grrreen Shed section - the three rrrs stand for reduce, reuse, recycle - at Grand Designs Live at Birmingham's NEC, October 10-12. It has been organised by Birmingham City University and Claystation and aims to promote sustainable thinking as well as demonstrate creative ways of making sustainability in daily life a reality. Visitors will be given the chance to design an eco-shed using a press-out template which can be put together to make a model shed. Among celebrities having a go will be Kevin McCloud, Diarmuid Gavin and Chris Beardshaw. And the best will be turned into full sized models. Eight full size customized Grrreen sheds, supplied by Forest Garden, will form a backdrop to the spectacle, five of which will be designed by celebrities. The other three will showcase sustainable projects in which the University is involved.

According to the university, more than 500,000 garden sheds were built in Britain last year. That seems like a high figure to me.


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