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

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

Another walk/workshop with Gainsborough!

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

East End Jam – 9th August write up

Despite the rain we had a brilliant day yesterday – harvesting over 10kg of fruit! We collected apples, elderberries, amazingly fat rosehips, blackberries, pears, and loads and loads of plums. Photos were tricky… 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