Thank you for coming to our fifth birthday party

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We loved being together sharing delicious conversation & food.
Thanks Magpie Kitchen at Roots and Shoots.

We want to carry on the open question – what do we want to happen this year ?
Here’s your starters ….we want to develop a meaningful offer for volunteers…..  ‘How can we learn from Brixton People’s Kitchen and Loughborough Junction?’ ….Let’s tell our own stories – articles for Brixton Bugle please …. social media training….small grants….more social gatherings.

Here’s details of the final round of applications for Love Your Roots
Open for applications until 22February 2016, with spend evidenced by 30March 2016.

Congratulations to Wayne Trevor and Helen Steer, elected as new Directors.

Thank you for sharing your time, skills, food passions, and friendships.
Here’s a snapshot of our story -IEL annual report 2015-16 .

best wishes
Ann Bodkin, Helen Steer, Mak Gilchrist, Marj Landels, Sue Sheehan, Tori Sherwin & Wayne Trevor
Incredible Edible Lambeth CIC Directors 2016

Incredible Edible Lambeth – Supporting and celebrating food activism & AGM

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Incredible Edible Lambeth: Supporting and celebrating food activism & AGM
Saturday 23 January 2016 at 3pm – 6pm
held at Roots and Shoots Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington SE11 6DN

It’s our fifth birthday and we would like to invite you our annual celebration. We’ll celebrate and explore – through a lively workshop – the next steps for the network, share birthday tea (with a special Lambeth twist) and hold our AGM, including election of board members (5pm)

We are seeking to elect two new board members to join the existing team of five Directors.  If you have time and commitment to the network and the needs of Lambeth, please do consider a role on the board.  In particular we would love to hear from you if you can offer financial skills in fundraising and business development in a voluntary capacity. Please nominate yourself by completing the application form and return by Thursday 21st January.

Please RSVP your attendance at the AGM via Eventbrite, twitter @EdibleLambeth or the Facebook group Incredible Edible Lambeth or helen.steer@gmail.com

IEL board nomination form 2016

Love Your Roots – funds for Lambeth food growers

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We are delighted to extend the Love Your Roots programme until February 2016. Over 40 food growing projects have been supported so far and we would love there to be more. Get plotting that winter work!

As with previous rounds the awards are for £100 or £500 for community growing groups, plus an Innovation Award of up to £2,500 has been introduced. This recognises your big idea to advance a collaboration of community food growing with trade and education.

To apply please download, save and fill in the application form and then email to enquiry@myattsfieldspark.info . For detail information see the Love Your Roots grant criteria

For the Innovation Award please discuss your big idea by 25 January 2016, either by email enquiry@myattsfieldspark.info or discuss with an IEL board member at this year’s annual celebration & AGM on 23 January 2016 – details TBC.

Applications are open until 22 February 2016 with the award to be spent by March 2016.  Awards will be made through December, January and February ,

Flyers are also available at your local food growing hub – Brockwell Community Greenhouses, Streatham Common Community Garden , Myatts Field Park , Rosendale Allotments 

Good luck !

Growing an Incredible Future conference & our response to Feeding Britain

We’re delighted to be supporting the Growing an Incredible Future conference in Todmorden. We’ll be sharing our knowledge and experience so we can continue to develop a vision for future.

Incredible edible is a model for rethinking our places, our spaces, and our behaviour. Through an action based approach to embedding local food at the heart of our communities, it offers a challenge to policy makers and deliverers alike. neighbourhood

We’ve also contributed to the Lambeth Food Partnership (LFP) report  as part of Feeding Britain : A strategy to work towards a hunger-free United Kingdom by 2020.  Please read  LFP response to feeding britain review and see how we can play a better part of the solution.

Influencing policy is one of the key actions developed through conversation and debate in order to make change .

Incredible Edible Route: Clapham – walk the vision Sat 19 Sept @ 10am

In response to Lambeth being designated a Flagship Food borough by the GLA, Incredible Edible Lambeth is working with food growing projects and food activists in Clapham to create an Incredible Edible Route. We have support from Pam Warhurst, founder of the Incredible Edible movement, who has pioneered such routes in her home town of Todmorden  and inspires us to ‘Eat our own landscapes’

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Pam said “’One of the great things about food is that you get to work with such amazing people. The Edible Clapham Route that is starting to grow from the streets is a vision created by local folks to demonstrate the range of activity around food in this part of Lambeth and the opportunities it offers to invest in a kinder world for ourselves and generations to come. “

The vision has been translated into an image by local artist Lis Watkins (@lineandwash).LisWatkinsIncredibleEdibleClaphamMapColourSmallerSizeWithLogosSweb
Clapham Common’s food growing project, Bandstand Beds, is currently extending its growing and has built a polytunnel on a reclaimed space next to Windmill Drive which used to be known as ‘the dump’, where Clapham Common’s groundskeepers housed disused vehicles and collected waste.

David Dandridge, Chair of Bandstand Beds said “We have lots of members and volunteers who are building up their expertise and want to increase the growing on their own streets and estates. We want to partner with businesses and other communities in Lambeth and the local area to skill up, improve the local area and raise awareness of food issues.”

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From Clapham Manor School, to Lambeth College, from the Business Improvement District to the GP surgery, everyone will be working together in the next twelve months to put food right there in the heart of the Clapham community, whether that’s the High Street, the tube station or just along unloved verges.

Join Incredible Edible Lambeth’s Sue Sheehan on Saturday 19th September as she lead’s a walk the vision.  Book your free tickets through Eventbrite here  as part of Sustain’s Urban Food Fortnight

Starting at Clapham North tube we will hear from Edible Bus Stop founder, Mak Gilchrist, about challenges and successes with greening the Underground station and plans for the surrounding area.

Then Sue will tell us about an amazing Underground farm set up by Zero Carbon food  7 storeys below the tube station, and the story of how it went from a being an idea to becoming a reality.

Local councillor, Nigel Haselden, is well known in the local area for his commitment to improving the public realm and as chair of governors of Clapham Manor School , which is a Food Flagship school because of its commitment to improving the food environment for pupils.

We will meet Jeremey Keates, manager of This is Clapham , Clapham’s Business Improvement District, who is leading efforts to improve the high street and business prospects in the area through greening.

The Lambeth GP Food Coop is funded by Lambeth Council and the NHS to establish food growing at GP surgeries. 95% of Lambeth residents visit their GP surgery in any given year and over 60,000 people visit their GP regularly because of long term illness. This project is about improving the environment at the GP surgery and raising the profile of healthy and sustainable food for all.

Ivor Picardo, founder of Edible Living will show us how he promotes food growing on Lambeth housing estates and what it takes to make food growing projects sustainable.

Last but by no means least, David Dandridge, community food grower, will show us some of guerrilla food growing efforts of local residents, along the route, before leading us to our final destination, Bandstand Beds, on Clapham Common, where community food growing is achieving some scale and starting to develop training opportunities and where we will relax and have our picnics!

Now that’s what we call the network of food activists in action.

photo credits: Elaine Kramer Lambeth Country Show 2015
Pam Warhurst (Incredible Edible Todmorden) is kindly supported by Food Growing Schools London

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Love Your Roots – funds for Lambeth food growers

Posted December 7, 2015 by Ann Bodkin

Love Your Roots Nov 2015v3

We are delighted to extend the Love Your Roots programme until February 2016. Over 40 food growing projects have been supported so far and we would love there to be more. Get plotting that winter work!

As with previous rounds the awards are for £100 or £500 for community growing groups, plus an Innovation Award of up to £2,500 has been introduced. This recognises your big idea to advance a collaboration of community food growing with trade and education.

To apply please download, save and fill in the application form and then email to enquiry@myattsfieldspark.info . For detail information see the Love Your Roots grant criteria

For the Innovation Award please discuss your big idea by 25 January 2016, either by email enquiry@myattsfieldspark.info or discuss with an IEL board member at this year’s annual celebration & AGM on 23 January 2016 – details TBC.

Applications are open until 22 February 2016 with the award to be spent by March 2016.  Awards will be made through December, January and February ,

Flyers are also available at your local food growing hub – Brockwell Community Greenhouses, Streatham Common Community Garden , Myatts Field Park , Rosendale Allotments 

Good luck !

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