Stratford Workshop – Saturday 10th August
Are you interested in exploring the edible plant life available in your local area? Do you want to know how you can transform those edibles into lovely jams with like minded people? Then come along on the 10th of August!
Led by artist Clare Qualmann the walk will begin on the Greenway by Stratford High Street, going along the Bow Back river to UEL’s Stratford campus where we will transform our elderberries, sloes, blackberries, rose hips and apples, plus other findings into jams, jellies and chutneys.
The walk and workshop take place on Saturday 10th August 2019, from 10am – 4pm. All are welcome and places are free.
The workshop will introduce urban foraging, including identification, safe picking, and working within the law. Participants will learn about seasonal food that’s available in the neighbourhood, how to pick, store and process it. Once in the kitchen we will work together to plan, prepare and make a jam, a jelly and a chutney from the fruits we have gathered, and each participant will take home a jar of their preserves.
Students from the University of East London will be working with us on the day to make a film about the project. We are researching how East End Jam enables people to learn about edible plants, and take part in activities in their community. If you don’t want to be in the film you can still take part in the workshop.
We will be checking the route for accessibility in the run up to the workshop – we think it is suitable for wheelchair users – though there may be one or two sections that require a slight detour. Please get in touch if you have questions about access or any other accessibility needs.
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