Fwd: Wild food harvesting, mushroom growing, community gardening and more

Nicole Vosper nicolevosper at gmx.com
Wed Sep 21 15:05:32 BST 2016

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Subject: 	Wild food harvesting, mushroom growing, community gardening
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Date: 	Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:36:59 +0000
From: 	Feed Avalon <nicole at feedavalon.org.uk>
Reply-To: 	Feed Avalon <nicole at feedavalon.org.uk>
To: 	nicole at feedavalon.org.uk

Wild food harvesting, mushroom growing, community gardening and more
Welcome to the latest news from Feed Avalon

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*Announcing the Wild Community Harvest Project*

hawthorn*What: *Make wild food preserves communally. Come learn, share
knowledge and skills, socialise, share the work, share the harvest.

*Where: *Unit C1 Thriveability Hub, Northover Buildings, Glastonbury,

Wild Community Harvest Freezer

We will create a wild fruit harvest store, in a freezer, ready for
community production sessions on in September.

can pick and store your harvest in the wild community harvest freezer.
This harvest will then be processed later in the month. Blackberries,
elderberries, hawthorn, crab apples, etc. We intend to make whole food
preserves with organic ingredients where possible so that everyone can
enjoy the benefits of healthier foods.

Please call Hannah on 07901638559 if you would like to deposit fruits
into the wild community harvest freezer. Jars also welcome – please
bring any clean jars with lids and bottles to the storage box outside
Unit C1.

Wild Community Harvest Production Sessions

*What:* We can make jams, cordials, jellies, fruit leathers, dried
fruit. Depending on what you would like to make.

*When:* Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September, 9.30am -6.30pm.

*How to get involved:* Please call Hannah on 07901638559 if you have any
queries or special requests. Please text or call Hannah to confirm you
are coming.

Production sessions have a capacity limit of 12 people and these will be
permitted on a first come first served basis.

*Introduction to Vegan Cooking Course - Saturday 1st October ***

*How to book: *To book please email eat at feedavalon.org.uk
<mailto:eat at feedavalon.org.uk>

*When: *Saturday 1st October 2016, 09.30am – 4.30pm

*Where: *Unit C1 Thriveability Hub, Northover Buildings, Glastonbury,

*What: *The workshop will be practical and hands on. We’ll learning
simple cooking techniques, what foods to combine for nutritional value
and interesting flavour combinations. They’ll also be a chance to
discuss and learn the reasons to being and becoming a vegan.

Working with seasonal and organic ingredients we’ll make and prepare a
meal, from starter, mains and a pudding. We’ll all get to share together
the prepared meal in the end.

*Why: *There are many different reasons to become vegan or eat a plant
based diet. They range from the food being healthier for you, the
environmental impact, to a plant based diet being lower in cost. Yet the
best thing is tasty wholesome dishes and meals.

*Cost*: The course is FREE however donations are very welcome.


*Community Food Forum - Thursday 13th October*

Feed Avalon are organising three yearly community food forums. The aim
is to bring together interested individuals and groups from the local
area who are currently active, or interested in becoming active, in
reclaiming our food system.

They are informal events where we can talk, share food and build

The next forum is:

*6 – 8pm on Thursday 13th October 2016 at the Red Brick Community
Building in Glastonbury*

Please bring some food to share!

Food Forum October 16

*Don't miss the Fermentation Course

to book: *To book please email eat at feedavalon.org.uk
<mailto:eat at feedavalon.org.uk>

*When: *Saturday 22nd October 2016, 9.30 – 5pm

*Where: *Unit C1 Thriveability Hub, Northover Buildings, Glastonbury,

*What: *In the course, you’ll be rediscovering the old methods of
preserving food. We’ll be preparing, making and tasting fermented foods
from all over the globe; a variety of sauerkrauts, kimchi, sourdough
bread and more.

The course will be educational, from understanding the process to the
nutritional values and health benefits. We’ll end the session with a
chance to taste all the delicious food and have plenty to be taking home

*Why: *Fermented food tastes amazing and is a great way to consume
probiotics from living food all year round – one of the many health

*Cost:* £35. There are a small number of free or subsidised places for
people on low incomes. Max 14 places. Please book early.

This course has been supported by Somerset Skills and Learning.

*Full details: *http://www.feedavalon.org.uk/fermentationcourse/

*Upcoming Three-Day Mushroom Cultivation and Identification Course*


This three-day course will take a look at the fascinating world of
fungi, introducing key concepts in their biology and ecology. Looking at
the identification and classification of fungi and seeing how they can
be cultivated and integrated in our gardens.

*When: *Friday 14th - Saturday 16th October 2016

*Click here for full details:*

Feed Avalon is a social enterprise dedicated to developing food systems
that are socially and economically empowering in order to build food
resilience in Glastonbury, Street and the surrounding areas.

We are a workers' cooperative, committed to working collectively and

We design and implement projects to accelerate socially just and
ecologically sustainable food production, organise events, run courses
and workshops, and network with others to build a movement to reclaim
our food system, locally and globally.




  * Home Education Gardening Club

      o 26/09/2016
  * The Wild Community Harvest Production Sessions

      o 29/09/2016 - 30/09/2016


  * Introduction to Vegan Cooking Course

      o 01/10/2016
  * Home Education Gardening Club

      o 10/10/2016
  * Community Food Forum

      o 13/10/2016
  * Mushroom Cultivation & Identification Course

      o 14/10/2016 - 16/10/2016
  * Fermentation Course

      o 22/10/2016
  * Home Education Gardening Club

      o 24/10/2016

*Don't forget our Wednesday Community Gardening Club
the Red Brick Building Community Garden in Glastonbury.*

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Unit C1, Northover Buildings
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