Groundwork’s Edible East Feast celebrates community food gardens
PUBLISHED: 10:13 21 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:18 21 March 2014
People cooked veggie burgers made from home-grown produce in a fire pit in Lower Clapton, as part of a feast celebrating community food growing gardens on an un-seasonally warm evening last week.
Environmental regeneration charity Groundwork laid on the Edible East Feast to mark Transform Edible East, a project which has seen 20 unused community spaces in East London successfully turned into thriving community edible gardens.
The project has brought communities together to learn about food growing, healthy eating and recycling.
All the participants met at Groundwork’s Free Range Garden in Lower Clapton Road to tuck into a healthy spread of locally sourced food provided by Made in Hackney and The Red Route Café. Highlights of the evening included live performances from local musicians, a coconut shy, a scavenger hunt, pond dipping and tree house climbing for the more adventurous younger guests.
The garden will soon be opened up to local schools and community groups as an out-door classroom for environmental education.
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