Cultivate WF: a growing festival (and the Wood Street ingredients)

Cover of Cultivate programmeHere is a new Waltham Forest (horti)cultural event for you to check out – from the good people who bring you the E17 Art Trail, amongst others.

Cultivate WF is Waltham Forest’s first urban food growing conference and festival, and runs from 21 to 30 March 2014.

Three of the events are taking place in the Wood Street area. There’s a planting day on Saturday 22 March planned for the Greenway Ave Community Play Garden (off Greenway Ave). Update 18 March: a Bee World will also be launched at the event.

10am-4pm, Sat 22 March
Greenway Avenue Community Play Garden
Off Greenway Avenue
Walthamstow E17 3QQ
Tel: 020 8926 0195

Sunday 23 March sees ‘Beans on String’ – an afternoon to celebrate the many ways to grow your own beans – near Hollow Ponds. Update 18 March from the organisers: “We will be trying to grow our own bean stalk over Hollow Ponds from our collection of bean leaf kites and we need people to join us as kite flyers to make this possible. Flights of fancy aside, we also have some practical help for local bean growers – we have bean seeds to give-away, the seeds are suited to growing in open ground and in pots, and we have experienced local growers on hand to share tips on growing beans.”

12pm–3pm, Sun 23 March
Hollow Ponds
nr Log Cabin and Tea Hut
off Whipps Cross Road
London E11 1NP

And there is a ‘Food-a-Fair’ – a spring day out to celebrate the benefits of growing, harvesting, sharing and making food from plot to plate – on Saturday 29 March at WF College. More information on the Food-a-Fair programme here.

11am – 5pm, Sat 29 March
Waltham Forest College
Forest Road
London E17 4JB

There are many other events in other parts of the Borough too. Full programme here (pdf link).

The event partners are Waltham Forest Council, Artillery, Capital Growth, Organiclea and To Market.

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