Waltham Forest Council’s Cultivate Festival will hosted for a second year, over a nine day period this spring following the success of its inaugural event last year.

Planned highlights for this year’s programme will include:

  • The Gardeners’ Q&A
  • The Big Compost Giveaway

    Image credit: Nicola Tree

  • A school’s challenge
  • Walks and cycle tours
  • The Big Dig
  • A festival hub with workshops and activities
  • Workshops, demonstrations and events

Councillor Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, said, “Last year was a huge success and proved that there is a real appetite amongst local residents to grow their own food. In addition to this, I was especially pleased that we also gave away over 30 tonnes of free compost to our residents. I’m confident this year we can build on that success and continue to transform our corner of the capital into the garden of London.”

Waltham Forest Council’s Cultivate Festival continues to provide a focus for the borough’s successful movement of food growers, and will bring together the many organisations, community groups and individuals who grow for themselves – and for sale – within a sustainable ethos.

A full and varied programme of food tastings, cooking sessions, presentations, workshops and activities will be hosted throughout the festival by the many community groups and local businesses engaged in the food growing cycle. The line-up will provide opportunities for everyone – from novice gardener to experienced allotment holder – to explore, learn and share their knowledge.

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3 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hi. This sounds great. We at the Redbridge Green Fair would really like to use all the ground work and planning you have done and build on it just a few miles along in Redbridge. Have you ideas how we can do that? Our event is different but can easily incorporate some of these ideas and learn from you. Green fair is Sunday 25 May 11.30-7 in Valentines Park, Ilford. please email redbridgegreenfair@gmail.com or ring 07957 534908 or contact me on the email address I give below. Thanks. Ros Southern, Chair

  2. Hi, when is the free compost going to be available? I have a list of sites where it will be available but will this be on a specific day?

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