This special event for Urban Food Fortnight is a collaboration between London based social enterprises; London Cooking Project, Be Enriched, a youth and community charity and horticultural social enterprise Cultivate London and celebrates the full cycle of growing, cooking and eating food in London.
The event will take part in 2 sections:
Autumn vegetable planting session, 5.30pm - 7pm
We will be holding an autumn vegetable planting session, during which drinks and nibbles will be supplied by local producers including houmous and crudités from ChicP.This part of the event will give people the chance to not only plant food that will be used by the community going forward, but also to pick up some new skills and knowledge related to food growing and cooking.
Community meal, 7.30pm - 9pm
Food provided during the event will be grown and harvested in the community kitchen garden spaces within the Ethelburga Estate, Battersea and from London based surplus food suppliers including City Harvest. The dinner will take place at the Battersea Canteen, an initiative run in partnership with Be Enriched and London Cooking Project. The Canteen’s wonderful chefs will devise a fantastic seasonal menu around the food that’s growing in the kitchen garden and will be cooked on site for all to enjoy at the dinner.
The Battersea Canteen is open once a week at London Cooking Project on Tuesday evenings and provides low-cost meals for local people or anyone on a low income or in need of company. The Canteen is run by Be Enriched and their team of volunteers and meals are put together using surplus food that would have otherwise been thrown away by local shops and markets
For this special harvest and planting event for Urban Food Fortnight, produce will also be provided by the community garden and Cultivate London’s main site in Acton.
All are welcome!
There won't be alcohol for sale but guests are welcome to bring a bottle.
This is a free event however booking is essential. Everyone is welcome to attend both parts of the event, or just one - please register for each part here