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 visitors to the jam tasting table – with jams, jellies and chutneys from each of the summer’s workshops available there to eat. We have to admit that we lost count part way through the day, but we think around 600 people came and feasted on 80 jars of preserves, served up on 25 loaves of sourdough from Better Health Bakery in Haggerston!

Expert forager Jason Irving led a walk around the park, with a group of 25 adults and children, identifying edible and medicinal plants that can be found in the everyday park landscape.

We had a great day celebrating the edible city, sharing the stories of how the jams were made, where we picked the fruit, and who we had worked with to produce the project. We were delighted to see so many workshop participants call by and help us explain what we’d been doing, and enjoy some more of the jam.