9 Sep 2011

harvest festival update

Saturday 3rd September 2011 was the Greening Brownfield Harvest Festival. As you can hopefully tell from the photos, a great day was had by all. The atmosphere was relaxed, the food was fantastic and the company was convivial. We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who made the day happen, especially the Glenkerry crew for the delicious food, and the weather gods for smiling on us in the middle of the wettest week in ages. Roll on Harvest Festival 2012!

welcome message
we were lucky with the weather!
cheeky flypostering
cake club takes shape
delicious homemade edibles for the give'n'take tombola
vas at the all-you-can-eat buffet

prosecco and homegrown tomatoes

such yummy food!
keith, avril, julie, tom and aziz tucking in
biggest bottle of wine in the world
we drank it all :)
avril and keith
a separate BBQ for veggies
the grillmeister
happy picnickers
kath announces the tombola
geraldine with her winnings

3 Sep 2011

harvest festival TODAY!

Harvest festival poster
Today's the day.... it's the Harvest Festival!

The gardens will be open from 11-4 as part of Capital Growth's Edible Open Gardens Day. It's a great opportunity to see how the garden's bloomed over the summer. We have tumbling tomatoes, swelling pumpkins, beds of herbs and some lovely, rangy wild-flowers around the children's area. We also have a sunflower that's nearly as tall as Carradale House (honest!)

Lunch will be served from 1-3pm. We'll have a barbeque serving organic meats plus veggie and vegan options. Please bring some food to share plus whatever you'd like to drink.

There will be a dazzling display of cakes from the Greening Brownfield Cake Club, all baked around a theme of 'Harvest'.

We'll also have a Give and Take Tombola. If you can, please bring a homemade or homegrown item - a bowl of tomatoes, a loaf of bread, a jar of pickle - and enter it into a raffle to swap for someone else's homemade treat.

Hope to see you there at 1pm. We're located on Andrew Street, E14 0SW - the old tennis court outside Carradale House. Click the link below (marked 'Location') for a map.