Written by Kelly Pyart.
A unique tower built entirely from vegetables was on display this weekend at Lincoln’s Farmers’ market to raise money for Lincoln Cathedral.The funds raised from the vegetable structure will be used for repairs on the cathedral’s North Tower.
Andrew Dennis from Woodlands Farm helped build the tower. He said:
“I think the Cathedral is a powerful symbol of non-materialistic values which are today neglected. This cause was particularly appealing to me because the cathedral is one of the most important ecclesiastical places in England.”
“The cathedral requested help, and our response was to build this tower. I like the attitude of farming because it’s very natural and sacred, like praying in a cathedral.”
The vegetable spectacle took Andrew Dennis and Rosie Redzia, from Woodlands Farm, four hours in total to build.
Shopper Judi Brereton said: “I thought it was quite cool. It attracts people’s attention. Being an artist myself, I particularly like it.”
The veggie-monument was built with the aim of raising money to replace and regenerate the Cathedral’s North Tower along with the North Tower’s figure the Swineherd of Stow.
Woodlands Farm has further committed funds towards the cause by donating £10 for each Organic vegetable box ordered. The organisation based in Kirton, Boston also delivers a range of organic vegetable boxes throughout Lincolnshire.Tweet