London Harvest Festival Online - Saturday 19th September 2020
The London Harvest Festival is 22 years old in September! To celebrate, we are inviting the world to participate in the buzzing life of London’s city farm and garden community by going online. You'll get the opportunity to join in with a variety of live harvest festival activities including animal shows, competitive fruit-and-veg displays, craft-a-longs, cook-a-longs, miniature garden-making, photography, and an online fireside evening celebration. Online visitors will have special access to exclusive films and podcasts made by farm and garden staff and volunteers. Get to know London’s rare-breed pigs, tiny cows, Golden Guernsey goats, confident chickens, miniature donkeys, huge horses and flocks of sheep, as well as our most welcoming gardens and pleasant plants, and of course the people who run, volunteer at, and visit London’s farms and community gardens, including a few famous faces.
Froglife know every city farm in London by their ponds and amphibians. Join expert Emily Millhouse for a live Zoom where Emily will show you London’s frogs, toads, newts, slow-worms, and waterplants, followed by an in-depth Q&A session on how to attract wildlife into gardens and allotments. Kids very welcome, please have an adult on screen. And a frog, toad or newt if you can...
Fermentation Workshop 1 - 1.30pm
Have you ever wondered what to do with your allotment/garden summer glut? Watch a live demonstration from Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses as they explore the art of preservation through fermentation.
Although you won’t be able to sample delicious morsels of different ferments, you can share the joys of lacto-fermentation, ask questions and learn how to make it yourself!
London Harvest Festival - Saturday 28th September 2019
In September we celebrated London’s outdoor heritage at the 21st London Harvest Festival. The festival was held at Woodlands Farm in Greenwich for the second time. www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org
This year people enjoyed a variety of brilliant events including:
Animal shows with donkeys, goats, cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and other small critters
Huge horticultural display with London produce ranging from miniature gardens to homemade honey to giant pumpkins
Farm craft activities from spinning to pottery to creating your own metalwork in the forge
Delicious local food and drink
Stunning 89-acre working city farm and ancient woodland
The 2018 Festival was the first to be held at Woodlands Farm in Greenwich. This was the 20th annual celebration of all the community growing and farming taking place across London, organised by the London City Farms and Community Gardens Association (LCFCGA) with support from the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (now called Social Farms & Gardens).
The event enables London’s city farms and community gardens to showcase their many community and educational services and achievements.
Click on the video above for some great action from the day, and see below for a small selection of images from the event:
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