Blooming Lambeth Awards
On 22 October, the Blooming Lambeth Awards Ceremony will be shining a spotlight on the community gardening, growing and food activism taking place across Lambeth.
From windowsill planting in underground stations, to gardens in schools, parks and on kerbsides, to a fire station and a rehabilitation garden for amputees, residents of Lambeth have been working hard over the last year to bring spaces in the borough to life. These projects have been recognised by other members of the community and nominated for a Blooming Lambeth Award. An astounding 99 nominations were entered into the awards, an increase from 67 in the previous year. More and more people are committing to making Lambeth a greener, healthier and more connected borough, something to celebrate!
Incredible Edible Lambeth brings together and supports these different growing projects, inspiring community leaders and food enterprises. The Blooming Lambeth Awards celebrate the amazing achievements of our diverse growing community.
Blooming Lambeth Awards Ceremony 2018
Garden Museum (https://gardenmuseum. org.uk)
6.30pm, 22nd October
Free, open to all, food and drink provided
Incredible Edible Lambeth, supported by Lambeth Council
In a world of increased urbanisation and isolation, being close to Nature and understanding where our food comes from is vital; the Blooming Lambeth Awards are an opportunity to show off growing projects which have had a really positive impact both on individuals and communities. Just under 100 entries were submitted across 10 categories, nominated by Lambeth residents and judged by a panel of experts at Incredible Edible Lambeth.
Janie Bickersteth, Chair of Directors at Incredible Edible Lambeth said:
“We are extremely proud to support so many diverse, local food projects. We want to help bring people together by making connections between communities, growing spaces and food entrepreneurs popping up across Lambeth. There is a huge momentum building around people wanting to improve their health and build up their local community by focusing on food and growing.
We are amazed by the commitment of the community gardeners in supporting more people to grow food and are really excited by the growers who are turning their produce into food businesses.”