Thurs 11 May, GROWING THE LOCAL DREAM: a talk on making food sovereignty a reality and how to start growing your own.
We have three guests speakers who are involved in growing with Hornbeam partner and local community growing project Organiclea.
SPEAKERS: Melanie Strickland – OrganicLea: What is Food sovereignty?
Food sovereignty allows communities control over the way food is produced, traded and consumed. The food sovereignty movement is a global alliance of farmers, growers, consumers and activists.
Mel is the Community Food Movement Builder at Organiclea
Terry Bennett – OrganicLea: How to bring small growers into the political mainstream.
Terry will be referencing the Land Worker’s alliance post brexit agricultural policy.
– A new growth model for a new generation.
– Grow the dream and nurture your brain.
Jon Rackham – Gardens for all
Do it yourself. How to bring your growing home.
FREE although donations to Hornbeam and Organiclea’s community work are gratefully received.
FOOD AVAILABLE: hot vegan curry and rice bowl for £6.
DRINKS: choose from our fully stocked bar of local ales and ciders, bio-dynamic wines, locally made soft drinks and vegan snacks.
FIND OUT ABOUT VOLUNTEERING: You can also find out about the work of Organiclea and the Hornbeam and volunteering opportunities at both
The Cultivate Waltham Forest Festival is for everyone interested in growing food in Waltham Forest. Whether your food growing space is squeezed into a window sill, a doorway, stretches across an urban garden, transforms a community garden or is an enterprising market garden.
Sat 10 Sept:
-Local organic vegetarian & vegan street food.
-Sustainable living demonstrations, advice, demos – OrganicLea
-Fresh, organic seasonal vegetables & fruit stall – OrganicLea
-Waltham Forest Food Rescuers will be working with a group of volunteers to spread awareness about food wastage and the real truth behind Best before dates.
-Local cask, bottled & keg beer from midday
-LIVE MUSIC FROM 2PM
The Ramble jam band from 2pm The Yes Mess from 5pm
BEER FROM Toast, Wild Card Brewery, Pearly Queen Beer Co. AND East London Brewing Company