Emi Uemura originally came to us through our relationship with Vitamin Creative Space, having been developing food and horticulture projects in the business district of Beijing in China.
Emi began her residency in 2011 with an idea to grow vegetables on the grave of John Ruskin in St Andrews Churchyard in Coniston. This has opened up into a wider project concerning the state of our food culture. She also taught a miso-making workshop in Coniston, making the very first batch of Lawson Park miso, a production that has continued in Karen Guthrie's hands.
She was also part of a group running the Homeshop in Beijing, a community based shop front project that extended its work to farmers markets and allotment gardens.