We've just wrapped up the first year of our new programme for secondary schools, Know your Onions, kindly funded by City Bridge Trust.
Know Your Onions
In July, secondary students from across the city set up shop at their local market raising a very impressive total of £518.77 for their food education programmes.
Know your Onions is designed to give secondary school students an opportunity to try cooking and growing to stimulate an interest in food and a love of the natural world. The programme will help schools develop food growing spaces and, with the help of a professional chef, give them top tips on how to cook what they harvest. Students will also get the chance to see food growing at scale with a visit to a Market Garden in London to develop ideas on how to make their school gardens more productive and planet friendly. At the end of the school year, students will harvest and sell their produce at their local street markets to raise money for more food education activities.
In 2018, we'll be working with three schools in each of the following London boroughs; Camden, Croydon, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Enfield.
Stay tuned for 2018 dates.