This is going to be a huge hit with the kids… The world`s first ever Vegetable Museum has officially opened. Who cut the ribbon? Barbara Broccoli I’m told.

The world’s first vegetable museum opened this week in eastern Shandong Province, which is known locally as “the vegetable town of China”.

China Shouguang Vegetable Museum covers an area of 3,000 square metres. It shows the relationship between the development of China’s vegetable farming and society.

Exhibits include farming tools, specimens and drawings from the Longshan civilisation period (2340 BC – 1940 BC) to modern period, said Wang Ziran, deputy director of the museum’s project team. “You can find a 130-million-year-old plant fossil here and see the tools used to farm vegetables in the Han Dynasty, about 2100 years ago,” he added.

The museum is located in Shandong’s Shouguang City, where 56,000 hectares are used to grow vegetables out of a total 94,000 hectares of arable land.

The city area produced about 4 billion kilograms of vegetables in 2009, according to the local government.

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