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

Foraging and Jamming around Wilton Estate, 29th August

We had a brilliant day yesterday foraging around the neighbourhood from a base at Wilton Estate Community Hall, as well as picking fruit and vegetables from their amazing community growing space. Around 15… Continue reading

Family Workshop 29th August 2018

On Wednesday August 29th I’ll be leading a free family workshop with Wilton Estate Tenants and Residents Association. We’ll meet at the community hall in the centre of the estate at 12.30 for… Continue reading

11th August 2018 workshop

Our walk began on the Greenway at Stratford High Street. Although this is a route that I’ve used for jam walks in the past it was surprising how different it was this year.… Continue reading

Stratford/West Ham Walk and Workshop 11th August 2018

 Join us for a foraging walk around West Ham, followed by a… Continue reading

AntiUniversity Jam Walk 13th June 2018

Tuesday’s walk was one predominantly of flowers as the late cold snap this year has meant that fruit is late in ripening. It seems like it will be a bad year for plums… Continue reading

Jamboree 24th September 2017

The sun shone for us pretty much all day on Sunday for our third annual Jamboree, part of the Harvest Stomp Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We had a continuous stream of… Continue reading

Folkestone Jam 20th September

In August I took part in one of LADA’s DIY schemes in Folkestone, exploring alternative economics through a radical feminist lens.  One of the sessions there looked in detail at the commons – our… Continue reading

Gainsborough workshop #2

On Friday 15th September I led a second walk and workshop with Gainsborough Road Learning Centre. A month since our first walk it was amazing how different the fruit and berries were (and… Continue reading

13th September Amber Court Walk and Workshop

Residents and carers from Genesis Housing’s Amber Court joined a foraging walk and jam making workshop today. We set out first to pick blackberries from the Warton Road multi-sports area, just in time… Continue reading

Harvest Stomp 24th September 2017

Delighted to announce that ‘Jamboree’ will be part of Harvest Stomp in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park again this year! Jamboree is a free public feast of jam that celebrates the unexpected fruitfulness… Continue reading