A celebration of food activism: our annual feast & AGM
Paul at L’Arche Garden Project was our host for the fourth IEL feast and AGM on Saturday 8 November. Thanks to all for making this another fantastic celebration of food activism. It is such a thrill to feel the energy when passionate people spend a few hours connected through food, fire, music and conversation and the wonderful candelit place was a great setting for this to thrive.
The feast was utterly delicious. We are very proud to be leading the way by supporting our blossoming local food enterprises , making food an essential part of our local economy. See feast credits after the photos.
Sue set up her story-telling shop in the candlelit greenhouse. It is inspirational to see such diverse and personal food stories . We loved this creative environment and the twitter-sphere filled. We want to build on this idea…watch this space. People love to tell their tales and is a vital part of strengthening roots.
Also we launched the ‘ Loving your Roots’ funds to sustain food growers thanks to Esme Fairburn funding. See fliers for more details. Please spread the word and do apply !
Another of those special moments was when Johnnie and his Peruvian band took a break from the music and dancing. Our host Paul took him and a torch-lit posse out to the garden and dug up some Oca. Johnnie on the edge of tears, hugging Paul, told his story of childhood and family growing this sweet potato-like tuber high in the mountains in South America. Melanya added that Fabrice at Myatts is growing it too ! Whoops filled the rainy night in the fire-lit garden and there hatched the idea of an annual Lambeth Oca party !
It is moments like this where we connect through food which makes us strong. Each year it gives that spark to further ignite our vision and to give strength to the IEL directors Tori, Marj, Tina, Mak, Sue and myself . We hope it does for you too in all your projects. Here’s to another incredible year. Enjoy a few photos (thanks Elaine Kramer) Love from Ann x
Thank you Zoe Marks for sensational salads using produce grown at Myatts Field through her company Vibrant Foods ; Andrea Brown and her cheeky chilli + pumpkin fritters, quiches and bakes through her company Organically Prepared Back to Eden ; Melanya and her south American delights including candied green figs + mozzarrella ; Danae and her beautiful beetroot brownies, pumpkin muffins by Cookies & Biscuits ; John Spicer and his zinging Lambeth sumac ; A Field of Waterloo well-being from Oasis community farm ; The best-ever bread from Brockwell Bake and Old Post Office Bakery; Beer from Brixton Brewery ; Apple and Pear juice and fruit crisps from Perry Court Farm. And of course thanks to all the amazing growers who contributed to the sassy-big-pink-wheelbarrow salad. Here’s to more celebrations !
Love your Roots Grant: Apply Now!
IEL is delighted to announce that it’s offering grants of up to £500 to growing groups in the Lambeth Borough. To apply, the attached the application form online and send it back to Tori at email@example.com
Alternatively, you can request a printed application be sent to you or you can arrange to pick one up at your local Hub.
Thanks for coming to our party. Annual report + accounts 2014
Thanks for coming to our party. We are delighted to share our IEL Annual report 2014 + IEL AGM accounts 2014 . Congratulations and thanks for your support with the re-election of the IEL directors Ann Bodkin, Mak Gilchrist, Marj Landels , Sue Sheehan , Tina Jennings and Tori Sherwin.
Invite to our Feast and AGM Saturday 8 November
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