These two films were originally published separately on two DVDs as the 'Grass Roots Series'. The films were made by members of the Badsey Society under the leadership of Will Dallimore and the late Tony Jerram Here are the full credits.
Aspect ratio 4 : 3
Copyright © The Badsey Society 2006/2007/2012
This combined DVD published by the Badsey Society, November 2012.
Price £6 DVD.
Two short films about market gardening in the Vale of Evesham
Asparagus: traditional asparagus growing in the Vale of Evesham
This beautifully made film tells the story of traditional asparagus growing in the Vale. It explains the fast vanishing methods of cultivation, as well as describing the local approach to cooking, exhibiting and the manufacture of asparagus knives.
“…evocative and informative…”
— Cotswold & Vale Magazine
Running time: 20 minutes
Beyond the Blossom: a survey of a traditional plum orchard on Knowle Hill
Filmed over the course of a full year, this faithfully records the impact of the seasons on a traditional Vale orchard. With the loss of plum varieties and orchards disappearing, it chronicles our vanishing local traditions in an entertaining and informative way.
Running time: 23 minutes.
Here is the leaflet included in the box.
'Beyond the Blossom' and the Enclosure Map Project.
Running the DVD
Equipment varies, but after inserting the DVD, you should see a menu with 'Asparagus' on the left and 'Beyond the Blossom' on the right. If this does not appear, try pressing MENU on your remote control. Press 1 to play the 'Asparagus'. Press 2 to play 'Beyond the Blossom'.