Since we officially relaunched MYHarvest on Friday 4th May, ready for the main 2018 growing season, we’ve had a lot of media interested in the project. This is fantastic, as the more people who hear about MYHarvest and take part, the better and more representative the results.
The most exciting moment was when, on Tuesday 8th May, Jill Edmondson (the main research scientist behind MYHarvest), was live on BBC Breakfast! This has an average daily audience of over 1.5 million viewers. You can watch the piece on BBC iPlayer here (2 hours 21 minutes into the recording, between 08:21-08:27am on the show):
News about MYHarvest has also been broadcast across the airwaves on over a dozen local BBC Radio stations, including: Leeds and York (live from the Harrogate Spring Flower Show), Scotland, Jersey, Cumbria, Somerset, Nottingham, Merseyside, Oxford, Sheffield, Leiceister, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, York, Devon and Kent!
The more people who take part in MYHarvest, the better and more representative the data that comes out of this. So, if you know anyone else who grows their own – whether it’s a fully flourishing allotment or a couple of pots on a patio – please tell them about MYHarvest! If you’d like to be posted a poster and some leaflets to put up on your allotment noticeboard or gate, just email: [email protected] with your address and how many you’d like and we’d be delighted to post some out to you.