East End jam

East End jam was inspired by an unexpectedly fruitful walk around Stratford (east London) in July 2014. On the ordinary light industrial and residential streets of the city I found plums, elderberries, sloes,… Continue reading

Big Plum Pick – 31st July 2017

On Monday 31st July I’ll be hanging out in Haggerston Park with my picking sticks, harvesting some of the abundant cherry plums/mirabelles. This is an open invite for anyone who would like to… Continue reading

Working out the route for Wednesday 9th August

I went to West Ham today to check out what’s ripe, and what route the walk will follow to collect as much edible produce as we can! I started on the north side… Continue reading

9th August: open workshop at Gainsborough Learning Centre

Would
 you 
like 
to 
learn 
about
 and 
find
 edible
 plants, 
fruits
 and
 berries,
 and 
transform 
them
 into 
jams,
 jellies
 and 
chutneys?
 Join us for a foraging walk around West Ham, followed by a… Continue reading

Foraging with Gayhurst School

On Tuesday 4th July I led a group of 25 children from Gayhurst School on a foraging expedition in Haggerston Park. London Class are in reception (age 4 and 5) and were very… Continue reading

Foraging walk for ‘House of Healing’

On Saturday 27th May I led a short foraging walk as part of ZU-UK’s ‘House of Healing’ conference at GAS Station in West Ham. We followed the hedgerow through West Ham’s Memorial Recreation… Continue reading

New links and partnerships

As the East End Jam project grows I am making new links and starting to scope out potential partnerships. As part of a project with UCL Culture this week has seen some great… Continue reading

First Family Forage of the summer

Foraging for elderflower and nettles in Haggerston Park today! The nettles are mostly already in flower – but we found a young patch off in a corner. Nettle soup, and a bumper batch… Continue reading

Jamboree – Sunday 25th September

Join us on Sunday 25th September 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for JAMBOREE, a public feast of jam, jelly, chutney and other preserves made during this year’s East End Jam workshop. The… Continue reading

East End Jam walk and workshop

We had a fantastic walk and workshop today, with an amazing 70 jars of jam, jelly, chutney and ‘cheese’ produced from over 10 kilos of fruit. We met at Hackney Wick station, and… Continue reading

21st August 2016: East End Jam Walk

Would you like to learn about (and find) edible plants, fruits and berries, and transform them into jams, jellies and chutneys? Join us for a foraging walk through Hackney, followed by a preserving… Continue reading