City Harvest Festival

22nd September sees Enfield host the closest the capital gets to its own county show. This year London Food Link are lending a hand and challenging Londoners to get growing.

09/08/2007
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The City Harvest Festival is celebrating the work of London's city farms and gardens, at Capel Manor College, Enfield on Saturday 22nd September 2007.  The theme of this year's event will be Growing Food in the City, and TV chef Oliver Rowe is opening the Festival. 

Now in its eighth year, the show is organised by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) [link to http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=88.  This year the event will be co hosted by London Food Link, and will tie in with the launch of government's Year of Food and Farming {link to http://www.yearoffoodandfarming.org.uk/}.  Some of the activities at this year's show include:

  • children from London's city farms showing their animals, 
  • a horticulture marquee where the huge range of crops grown in the city are displayed, 
  • a bread making demonstration with a hand made bread oven, 
  • and many other activities, including for children, making this an enjoyable day for the whole family.

We will have additional marquees providing “green” catering, and cookery demonstrations where food that has been grown in London's farms and gardens will be turned into tasty treats!

If you are interested in entering the “Container of food plants” competition download the entry form and notes as a 41kb PDF.

Parking is available at Capel Manor.  For the map see www.capel.ac.uk/Gardens/city_harvest_festival.html
For those bringing containers by public transport, there will be a minibus shuttling people to the site from Turkey Street station and back.  Please contact Ben Reynolds to find out more about times.  Turkey Street trains take 30 – 40 mins from Liverpool Street.

For more information about how to get there on the day, entry prices and opening times see http://www.capel.ac.uk/Gardens/opening_times_and_fees.html

There is a charge to enter the Capel Manor Grounds on the day of the City Harvest festival, although contributors to the show are admitted without charge. If you would like to display materials, run a demonstration on the day or have any other queries, please contact Ben Reynolds, ben@sustainweb.org 020 7065 0902

 

London Food Link: This is the umbrella for all of Sustain's initiatives in London. Our work includes helping to influence local government policy, hands-on food growing training, running sessions for public sector caterers, creating guidance for independent eateries and food producers, public awareness campaigns, and joining the dots between people around specific food issues. The LFL supporter network is open to everyone who grows, produces, teaches, peddles, promotes and simply enjoys good food in the capital.

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