East End jam

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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

Outdoor Chutney Workshop

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On Wednesday 26th August I led a socially distant outdoor chutney making workshop in the community garden on Wilton Estate. Several of the resident gardeners came and shared their produce, along with windfall… Continue reading

Sensory City talk

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On September 14th Amy and Clare gave a talk at the Anthropology and Geography Conference online, the focus was on sensory cities – and the paper was titled: East End Jam: Urban Foraging… Continue reading

Family Camping Foraging with Outdoor People

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At the beginning of August we took part in Outdoor People‘s first family camping weekend of 2020. We stayed in the amazing ‘Fairy Land’ camping area at Green Farm in Kent, in a… Continue reading

Foraging in a pandemic

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I had planned a series of foraging walks and cooking/preserve making workshops this year that were going to focus on a particular neighbourhood – working with the Wilton Estate in London Fields to… Continue reading

21st October – late season forage

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On Monday 21st October we led a late season foraging walk and jam making workshop from a base in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This was part of a project by artist Lucy Harrison… Continue reading

Jamboree!

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On Wednesday 23rd October we’ll be at the last drop cafe in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, serving up a free public feast of the foraged jam that we’ve made this season! Come along… Continue reading

Something Held in the Mouth

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On Saturday 5th October we headed back to Folkestone for the ‘Mouthings’ symposium, part of ‘Something Held in the Mouth’ Festival at Custom. Yo can listen to an audio recording of my talk,… Continue reading

Lewisham Unitarians Jam Weekend! 28/29th September 2019

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As September came to an end, East End Jam was honoured to be invited to carry out a workshop at the Lewisham Unitarian meeting house. This event brought together foraging, jam making, belief,… Continue reading

SPARC Symposium Workshop – September 2019

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From Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th September, we were invited to jam it up at the SPARC symposium! The symposium focused on ecological thinking and land music through a variety of forms; from… Continue reading

Folkestone Jam Sunday 15th September

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We travelled to Folkestone on Sunday 15th September to lead a foraging walk and jam making workshop in collaboration with Custom Folkestone, led by artist/chef Cherry Truluck. It was a beautiful day –… Continue reading