Wheat Field Harvest

Hand Earth Gesture Return
Hatton Farm, Warwickshire

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The public were invited to join the Hand Earth Gesture Return artists – Rachael Champion, Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine and Jim Woodall -, thatcher Westley Marriott and Pangaea team to bring in the Atle Spring wheat harvest of at Hatton Farm, Warwickshire. The thatching straw was used for our Hand Earth Gesture Return Public Art Programme for Coventry and Warwickshire and the grain turned into flour to raise money for the project and gifted to local community groups such as the Foleshill Social Supermarket.

Traditional harvesting techniques were used including working with a vintage tractor and reaper-binder. Scything enthusiast Tom Dillon was on hand to demonstrate how to scythe, reap and stook the crop with training given to members of the public.

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