Pics from the successful Ilford Autumn food fest on the Commonwealth Estate 2016

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What a successful community event organised on a budget of £50!   The first urban food fest event as far as we know in Redbridge, as part of Urban Food Fortnight.

  • A partnership of three groups on the estate (local residents, Commowealth Gardeners, Cranbrook Baptist Church), Ilford Transition Town and Habiba Ahmed of Amey.
  • Organised in 2 months with just 5 meetings and a couple of visits to the Church cafe to look at equipment etc
  • 150 diverse community members attending
  • 8 food demos (cheese, yogurt, bread, pickling, fermenting)
  • Donations of vegetables from local shops for the soup
  • Fruit Tree audit launched and 10 trees identified as a start
  • Fresh apple and pear juice made throughout the event
  • Give and Take stall and recycling stall with tips on preventing food waste.

There’s no question about this now being an annual event!



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