Green events in Tooting

Why not attend Transition Town Tooting's Community Garden Open Day (Sat 21st September) and/or their annual "Foodival" (Sat/Sun 28th & 29th September).

Edible Gardens Open Day, Community Garden Saturday 21st September

The Tooting Community Garden at 5 North Drive, SW16 1RN will be open on Saturday 21st from 11:00-3:00 - Transition Town Tooting are taking part in this London-wide open day celebrating local food growing. The weather forecast looks ok! Why not join them?  They'll be gardening, harvesting and sharing knowledge on local growing and cooking. There will be plenty to do, including for children: places to explore, plus the swings and slide. Do bring a picnic if you like: you can come and simply relax in this fascinating space tucked away near Tooting Common. Click here if you would like to see the poster.


6th Tooting Foodival, weekend of 28th and 29th September

This is taking place over two days (click here for the poster):

On Saturday 28th September from 11:00-4:00 at Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Road, SW 17 7EW

On Sunday 29th September from 12:00-4:00 in Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street SW17 0SN

Here is more detail to whet your appetite:

The Foodival is a celebration of local growing and cooking with a sustainable slant. Even in the busy city environs of Tooting, many people are growing fruit and vegetables in their back gardens or allotments, in pots or on windowsills. The Foodival aims to show that locally grown food is good for you and can be as tasty as food imported from elsewhere, while of course having a much smaller carbon footprint. Dishes with close to zero food miles will be showcased. 

The Foodival has always relied on donations of fruit and vegetables from local growers and this year is no different. On Saturday 28th Sept from 11-4, at Mushkil Aasaan in Upper Tooting Road, volunteers will be accepting donations of any tasty Tooting fruit and vegetables from local people. Local chefs and home cooks will then use all this lovely produce to create fabulous Tooting dishes, while there will also be several professional cooking demonstrations using the donated food. 

Entrants to the cook's competition (want to join the cooks here?) will take away fruit and veg to cook overnight for Sunday's event at Tooting Market from noon to 4pm, vying to be crowned Top Tooting Cook. Local restaurants have also accepted the challenge to do likewise, meaning that Sunday's event will have a wide variety of Tooting food cooked up by Tooting people. All that's needed are some Tooting Eaters to sample and enjoy the bounty! Sunday in the market will have live music, comedy, local stalls, the cooks' competition and a wide variety of food to sample.  


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