Friday, May 23, 2008

Local Food Day

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Sunday 1st June 2008
(11am - 4pm)
Forest Farm Peace Garden

Marking the opening of Sustainability Weeks 2008, the Peace Garden’s annual open day has a distinctly local flavour this year. A range of talks and activities will be putting the spotlight on locally grown food – why its good for us and how to get hold of it. All welcome.

Paul Mobbs - author of “Energy Beyond Oil” – will be talking to us about energy and food as part of the acclaimed “Rude Awakening” Tour.
Debbie Syrett – local herbalist – will be guiding us along a herb trail and introducing people to the uses of common herbs.
Fran – from Seedy Sunday – will be giving tips on saving your own seed.
The Peace Garden will be launching its Local & Organic food stall and promoting its new monthly food growing course (due to begin September 2008).
You can find out about backyard growing, allotment spaces across the borough and food & biodiversity.
The local lunch will include a famous Peace Garden soup as well as freshly picked salad, Forest Farm honey, elderflower cordial & a locally sourced BBQ.
Emma’s Batik Workshop will be creating decorations for our immanent compost toilet!
If you want to be involved – with your own displays or by volunteering on the day – just get in touch.

Later:
Refugee Week Celebration (Sunday 22nd June, 11am – 5pm)
With all day cooking in the garden and delicious dishes from around the world, everyone is welcome to come and share in this solstice feast. We will be celebrating the continuing contribution of Refugees and Asylum Seekers to the Peace Garden and the impact they have had over the last 4 years. Culinary contributions from your corner of the world are also welcome
Tree Grafting Workshop (Sunday 17th August, 11am – 4 pm)
Blackberry Jam Making Day (Sunday August 31st 11am - 4pm)

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