First Family Forage of the summer

Foraging for elderflower and nettles in Haggerston Park today! The nettles are mostly already in flower – but we found a young patch off in a corner. Nettle soup, and a bumper batch… Continue reading

Jamboree – Sunday 25th September

Join us on Sunday 25th September 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for JAMBOREE, a public feast of jam, jelly, chutney and other preserves made during this year’s East End Jam workshop. The… Continue reading

East End Jam walk and workshop

We had a fantastic walk and workshop today, with an amazing 70 jars of jam, jelly, chutney and ‘cheese’ produced from over 10 kilos of fruit. We met at Hackney Wick station, and… Continue reading

21st August 2016: East End Jam Walk

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 through Hackney, followed by a preserving… Continue reading

Lea Bridge Links Walk – 9th July

On Saturday 9th July I’ll be leading an East End Jam walk for Lucy Harrison as part of her Lea Bridge Links project, celebrating the reopening of the Lea Bridge station. On this… Continue reading


What an amazing day – we were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, and numbers of visitors to our tent at the Harvest Stomp Festival. The super-knowledgable Jason Irving led a walk through the park,… Continue reading

invite to the Jamboree – Saturday 19th September

Join us on Saturday 19th September for a ‘Jamboree’, a celebration of jam made with the fruits of the urban environment! The centrepiece of the Jamboree is the tasting table, spread with jams,… Continue reading

Rowan and Crab Apple on the Milton Garden Estate

The Rowan trees and Crab apples are looking great this year (apart from in QE Olympic park where Rowan seems not to be thriving). This planting of trees must have been intentional –… Continue reading

The Recipes – 8th August walk and workshop

Thanks to Anne for careful note taking during the workshop! East End Jam (Joy, Sonia and Megan) 1 kilo fruit (Blackberry, plums, apples, elderberries) 1 kilo normal sugar juice of 1 lemon Heat fruit… Continue reading

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