Growing Communities open day
22 September 2013 11:00 - 22 September 2013 17:00
Clissold Park and Allens Gardens, Hackney, London
Growing Communities is throwing open the gates of its organically certified Hackney market gardens and offering visitors a taste of the local food grown there.
Visitors to the sites will be able to see where Growing Communities produces its “zero-food miles” Hackney Salad and get expert tips on organic food growing. At Clissold Park, there will also be a “seasonal taster” event – a feast of local food to sample, made with organic ingredients grown on the site as well as other local veg from Growing Communities’ community-led organic box scheme and the organic veg growers who sell at Stoke Newington Farmers’ Market.
The open day at Allens Gardens is also part of the annual architectural programme Open House weekend; as well as enjoying tours of the growing area, visitors will be able to look round the site’s eco classroom, with its composting toilet, rainwater harvesting and insect-attracting sedum roof. The open day also falls within Urban Food Fortnight – a celebration of city food.
The Growing Communities site in Clissold Park will be open from 11am till 5pm and Allens Gardens will be open from 10am till 5pm. Entrance to both sites is free.