Farm founder shares heartwarming story behind giant statues in Screveton fields

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If you are driving through the village of Screveton in Rushcliffe borough in Nottingham, you might spot one of the green giant statues in the fields. But what are they there for and where did they come from?

The green giants were originally displayed in the Olympic Park in the Southbank Centre near Waterloo before they were moved to Farmeco in Screveton. The statues are of a lady and a gentleman covered in plastic leaves holding gardening equipment.

The story behind the statues is echoed in the work that the farm does. The statue represented the lady teaching her grandson what is important in her life and what she believes in. Farmeco now continues that work by teaching older and younger generations about farming.

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The statues can be viewed at Farmeco in Screveton
The statues can be viewed at Farmeco in Screveton

Farmeco is a community care farm that aims to reconnect people with food and farming. The farm encourages people to bring their own fruit to the farm presses along with caring for animals like pigs, hens and ducks. They also run a Saturday Cafe.

David Rose, the founder of Farmeco explained how the statues came to exist: “We had a company that used to rent one of the sheds and they made statues for different events and they made two for the Olympics of an Afro-Caribbean gentleman and a Hispanic lady. They represented the Olympics in people coming together for friendship rather than just competing. Then they got asked to make more of them by Nottingham County Council.”

The statues were made by Pirate Technics, a subdivision of the artist group, ShipShape Arts. They specialise in pyrotechnics, fireworks and flamethrowing alongside sculptural centerpieces and bonfires.

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