We are working hard to raise awareness of local food activism and promote the growing of food in Lambeth, as well as highlighting the global issues surrounding our broken food system.
In the past six months our membership has risen to around 250 (formally signed up, using our newish sign up system) – this includes around 80 group member sign ups, so we are reaching many more than 250 people.
We held our third film screening of the year last week. It was In Our Hands, a hugely insipirational film about how we can take back control of our food system. Afterwards we talked about all the things that are happening in Lambeth and how if we work together we are much greater than the sum of our parts.
If you missed the earlier films we are planning to screen Demain and SEED again with the RCA in Battersea in May as part of the Chelsea Fringe. Continue reading…
Incredible Edible Lambeth is working with Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) in four wards of Lambeth (Stockwell, Vassall, Coldharbour and Tulse Hill), to facilitate activities for families with children under 4 years old, who are often on low incomes, to access more activities around healthy eating and being active.
We are prototyping ways of working that the families and children can design their own projects, such as food-growing, cooking and eating and being outdoors appreciating nature and the environment. We are putting parents in control, and building on community assets, rather than making them recipients of services.
Q&A with Janie Bickersteth, Chair of IEL
Why are you so passionate about working with schools?
I believe that all children should be exposed to Nature and the soil.
Why does soil matter? Continue reading…
We are delighted to announce that Myatt’s Fields Park Project will be giving away free vegetable seedlings to community growing projects in spring and summer 2018. Thanks to funding from London Community Foundation, Lambeth Early Action Partnership and support from Urban Growth and Incredible Edible Lambeth, Myatts Fields Park are able to grow seedlings in their greenhouse and offer them to food growers across Lambeth.
We have been helping out just over the border in Wandsworth to establish food growing and ‘greening’ in a neighbourhood of three estates.
Called Edible Avenue SW8 we run gardening and horticultural craft workshops at a community centre and we run a regular gardening volunteering session on a Friday morning. Continue reading…
We love maps, and have just printed a new map of food growing sites in Brixton illustrated by Saskia Selwood.
You can pick up a copy at Brixton Pound cafe, 77 Atlantic Road, Brixton, or at the sites mentioned on the map very soon.
Over 80 people attended our seed swap at the Garden Museum on 27 January 2018 – it was a big success.
There were four themed swapping/sharing tables which were primed with slightly out-of-date seeds donated by Franchi Seeds and then added to by attendees.
We also had guest appearances from Esiah Levy who brought painted sweetcorn and a couple of varieties of pumpkin, and the Freedom Seed Bank who encourage people to save seed and reduce their dependence on bought seeds. Continue reading…
On Saturday 9th December Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) launched its first ever exhibition at the Garden Museum. It is an exhibition of photographs of Blooming Lambeth award winners, taken by founding member Elaine Kramer Continue reading…