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Cultivate Waltham Forest Food Festival 21 - 30 March 2014

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Nicola Tree

Cultivate, Waltham Forest’s first urban food growing festival, has lined up over 50 events, including a conference, food-a-fair and gardener’s question time as part of its Cultivate Waltham Forest food growing festival this Spring. The event aims to mark Waltham Forest as the garden of London harnessing the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm of amateur and professional food and related growers. Confirmed highlights include:

  • Grow Waltham Forest: a conference shaping the future of food growing in the Borough led by Capital Growth
  • The Big Dig: A borough-wide day preparing to grow food together
  • Gardeners’ Q&A: Expert green-fingered tips, ideas and solutions to help own food cultivation
  • Food-a-Fair: A day out celebrating food growing and making from plot to plate
  • Farmers’ Market Day: Keeping it fresh and green in Waltham Forest
  • Fringe Festival: Promoting food growing initiatives such as a Seed Swap, workshops including one on Finding Space To Grow, drop in centres and tours across the whole community
  • Get Growing In Your School: How to start and run your own school garden

“There is an exciting week planned and we want to make the most of all the opportunities there are in the borough to grow food and encourage local people to get involved,” explained Councillor Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment for Waltham Forest Council.”

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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