Forty people involved in community growing across Lambeth got together on Saturday night and vowed to do more community eating. The focus of delight was a feast including roast vegetable couscous with Kennington foraged figs, wheelbarrow salad leaves, curly kale and squash, chocolate coated lambeth quince jellies and a tasting of four Lambeth honeys. Chat and cheer resounded in the walls of the Garden Musuem as faces were put to emails and ambitions shared.
During the day the museum had hosted the Incredible Edible Harvest Day where community growing groups such as Cottington Estate, Archbishop’s Park and Lambeth’s waste team had held stalls. Master Gardeners were there too, giving away seedlings of winter leaves – purple kale, radicchio and winter lettuce ‘Lattughino’ – and engaging visitors.
The museum, a deconsecrated church right next to Lambeth Palace, generously loaned their space and Lambeth community champions and Master Gardeners were given free entry to the new exhibition, Going Green in the City: from Garden City to Green City. Thanks to Jade, trainee in the Sustainability of Heritage at the musuem, who facilitated the day and evening.
A twenty minute inauguration AGM elected a comittee and officers – a great team heading for an incredible edible future.