This month Feast Goes Green… Our environment has never been more important, which is why May’s Feast is all about going green. Throughout our hubs and planned activities there will be initiatives designed to help us be more green. This Sunday, bring your own tupperware to Feast and fill it up at any food stall to save using new boxes and packaging.
Love veg, reduce waste Want to start growing your own veg even if you don’t have a garden? Jason Prentis, our own Local Green Hero will be hosting a stall on behalf of Veolia (who do all Lambeth council’s recycling) to help you reduce food waste and advise on building your own windowsill veg box!
Get green fingers Been inspired by the transformation at Tritton Vale Pocket Garden? They’ll be there with Veolia to advise on urban planting and how to get the most out of our green spaces. https://www.spacehive.com/tvpg
Design your own tote bag The Remakery is a workshop space devoted to making items from waste and unwanted items. The team will be there to show us how to reuse and recycle everyday items. Kids will be able to take part in personalised tote bag printing.
Plastic-free shopping Local Herne Hill organisation Naked Larder offers south Londoners a chance to shop plastic free by purchasing dry goods and eco-friendly products in bulk to reduce packaging and reduce cost. Members pick up their shopping using their own reusable containers. Find out more about this new way to shop this weekend by visiting their stall.
Nature Vibezz is a registered charity providing Forest School and community activities focused on the environment. This Sunday get a taste of the benefits and ethos of a Forest School. Nature Vibezz will be encouraging children to creative simple crafts made with natural materials, fully guided by Forest School Leaders who’ll also show parents how to support their child in the task. Kids will have a souvenir to take home too!
Green crafts South London Play Partners team will be stick weaving this Sunday. They will be encouraging kids to take responsibility for keeping their planet clean – starting with litter picking! Special litter pickers and gloves will be provided.
Bin it responsibly! At the Family Hub you’ll find some exciting bins to put your recycling in, created by the children from Portico Bloom.
Old fashioned and eco-friendly cleaning products will be the topic of discussion at the Tea & Talk table, so look for the lemon, bicarb of soda and brown paper! Knitting needles will also be on hand so if anyone feels like it they can knit a dishcloth!
Fruition Preserves will be back at Fresh n Green, so if you take all their old jars and bottles back a refund/discount will be given. All their bags and taster packaging are paper or wood, and fully biodegradable. The ever popular Drum & Kernel stall will be back selling popcorn in their recyclable bags.
Don’t forget to take your own tupperware – food vendors will fill them with your purchases to reduce packaging. Plus find Volcano Coffee, who have biodegradable/compostable coffee pods which are compatible with machines including Nespresso machines.
Oddbox, a local business selling wonky veg in a bid to reduce waste from unwanted food, will have their first stall located in the Family Hub. Visit them to find out more about how they source their food. Be sure to check out the Fencing demos from Streatham Fencing 11am-3pm. Real swords! Plus WiNGiT: an under 21 open mic performance space + The Rock296
As soon as West Norwood Film Festival finishes, Herne Hill Free Film Festival kicks off with films showing throughout the whole of May. At each screening you’ll also have an opportunity to donate to the local Foodbank. Find the programme here.