market gardening fork designed in badsey worcestershire to deal with heavy clay soilThese antique and curious looking gardening tools are providing inspiration for an arts project at Badsey First School in Worcestershire.

Badsey Historical Society are working in partnership with the school and Eastnor Pottery to produce a collaborative tile panel exploring and celebrating Badsey’s market gardening history.

Once fired and mounted on boards the tiles will form three giant trees: An apple, pear and plum. The works of art will grace an exterior wall surrounding the playground for everybody to admire.

The featured double pronged fork was specialy developed in Badsey to prevent the local, heavy clay soil sticking to the more traditional 3 or 4 pronged tool.

We’ll publish a few photos of the children’s handywork as some of the designs are exceptional – watch this space!