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London Grows

 Ethically sourced food from social soil - book online

In praise of urban farming and sustainable projects, The Skip Garden chefs will be cooking a 5 course organic and ethically sourced meal to represent the narratives behind some of London’s growing communities. Each course will be thoughtfully prepared to best show off the seasonal ingredients sourced from “social soil”, with an illustration of the roots and stories behind each project; what they do, how they do it and why.

Our chefs will be visiting and working with local suppliers to pick the best produce for this 5 course menu. Our list of ingredients for Saturday:  Allotment radishes, Kings Cross Eggs, Freshly cropped Cauliflower, Dalston sourdough,  East London asparagus, Wild nettles, Heritage Grains, London Cheese, Urban Honey, Garden Strawberries, Edible Flowers; London Wine. What we do with them, you will find out on the night.

For this supper, we will be working with: 

Forty wines
Growing communities
Organic Lea
Cultivate London
Crop dropper (VegBox) 
Under One Sun
Field to fork (VegBox) 
E5 Bakery

Complimentary wine will be served with your dinner. If you would like to drink something different or think you'll need a drop more bring an extra bottle with you!

Your hosts and chefs for this evening will be Fi, Sadhbh and Sam. 

Chef Sadhbh has been at the Skip Garden for 2 years, cooking and working with the community on a multitude of food related projects and events. She enjoys nothing more than creating and sharing meals and stories about food, growing and community. Her passion is root-to-fruit cooking with local, homegrown, foraged and seasonal produce that supports a more sustainable food system. She cooks with vegetables, grains and herbs at the heart of the dish, whether sweet or savoury. 

Sam Hodges is a spirited campaigner for ethical and sustainable sourcing. Whether in the field, the farm or in the kitchen; he is inspired by helping different environments reach their organic potential; and enthusing people with his knowledge and love of real food. He has founded and developed projects focused on British ingredients and binding the threads of resourceful growing, sourcing and cooking.  "London Grows" is such a project, born of a will to explore the field of urban growing and cultivate the many thriving branches into one place for the public to grasp, taste and engage with.

Earlier Event: June 5
The King’s Cross bee trail
Later Event: July 3
Disco Soup