We chatted to Lucie Simon from Feel Good Food about the project she is working on at Lewes Football Club. Here’s what she had to say about the Grow Cook Eat & Compost workshops they’ve be running:
We are now 7 weeks into the Grow Cook Eat and Compost project at Lewes FC. We meet every Tuesday from 10 – 1pm at the Dripping Pan, for 90 minutes of gardening/compost education sessions with Bradley Pritchard from (www.sportingway.co.uk) Footballer and founder of the garden project, along with Michael Kennard from (www.compostclub.online). Followed by 90 minutes of Vegetarian cooking and eating with Nutritionists and chef’s Libby Turner (www.field-food.co) and Lucie Simon from www.feelgoodfood.co.uk). The project is funded by Lewes District council and sessions are free for anyone within the local community, although we aim to prioritise those with greatest need wherever possible.
The workshops provide practical skills and knowledge to develop self sufficiency and sustainability in a fun and relaxed way. Participants learn how to grow, cook and compost their own fruits and vegetables, then enjoy eating together. So far we have sown a variety of fruits, veg and herbs, learned the value of compost as a natural fertiliser, improving soil quality which benefits the health of our crops, our bodies and our environment. We have cooked soups, salads, pastries and even made our own ice cream using mint from the patch, we always enjoy our lunches together within the grounds of Lewes FC, eating alfresco whenever possible.
Lewes FC are all about using football as an engine for societal change, and circular systems like this are a benefit to the whole community. Reducing our environmental impact whilst connecting us to nature and each other. It’s a Joyful project to be involved in and we plan to continue through the Summer and Autumn, and are excited about the bountiful harvest to come. It’s a fantastic opportunity, we hope you’ll come join us soon.
Here’s the link to book a spot https://airtable.com/shrvvz2J2EtDmSznq