Education & Community
Our Education and Community Projects are at the very heart of what we do
Slow Food London works with over a hundred of the capital’s schools teaching the philosophy of fork to fork eating, and where food comes from.
We plant raised beds and community orchards, and have negotiated free heritage seeds for our partner schools so our next generation of consumers have a greater experience of unprocessed foods.
We work with Parent Support Workers to provide pack lunch ideas, cooking sessions for parents, and by providing pro-bono dietitians and nutritionists informally explain the links behind diet and behaviour.
We have a network of chefs and cooks, who support the cooking of the food the young people have grown, in particular at harvest time, when we encourage parents, carers and loved ones to visit and eat the food their children have both grown and cooked.
For younger children we run the Slow Food Kids project, a scheme which teaches young children about taste, flavour and aroma.
We support and encourage schools to embed food and food growing into their wider curriculum.
Within the wider community
Slow Food runs the Slow Food London Edible Community Garden Project, which raises funds for local communities to create a local edible community garden bringing local fresh food to some of our poorest boroughs.
Speak regularly at transition town meetings, U3A, and community group meetings on a variety of topics – from eating on a budget to the impact of climate change on our food system
Campaign to preserve community assets such as local allotments.
Attend community events to give advice on food and nutrition, using our bank of pro-bono nutritionists and dietitians.
If you’d like to support our community work, you are able to do so by making a donation, no matter how small.