In May, School Food Matters showcased a special show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to celebrate and promote food education and children’s access to nature. The garden, designed by the brilliant Harry Holding, won the People’s Choice Award and the RHS Silver-Gilt Medal.
Heartened by the public response to its Chelsea garden, and the joy of seeing it relocated to Alec Reed Academy in London and The Beacon Primary in Liverpool, the charity is now eager to translate this incredible support into outdoor learning opportunities for more children. So, on Tuesday 11 July, School Food Matters will launch its first-ever Crowdfunder. If you're interested in contributing and staying updated. subscribe to the charity’s newsletter or follow it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.
In the meantime, you can show your support by heading down to one of School Food Matters’ upcoming project Sale Days. School children involved with its Young Marketeers, Know your Onions and Schools to Market programmes have been learning to grow fresh fruit and veg at their schools, and will be selling their tasty produce at local street markets.
Young Marketeers Sale Days:
- London: Borough Market, 6 July (11am-1.30pm)
- London: Barking Market, 6 July (12-2pm)
- Leeds: Kirkgate Market, 6 July (12-2pm)
- Liverpool: Liverpool ONE, 11 July (12-2pm)
- Stroud: Shambles Market, 14 July (10am-12pm)
- Birmingham: The Bullring, 14 July (11am-1pm)
Schools to Market Sale Days:
All on 12 July (11am-1pm)
At all seven London Whole Foods stores (Camden, Clapham, Fulham, High Street Kensington,
Piccadilly, Richmond and Stoke Newington)
Know your Onions Sale Days:
All on 13 July (London)
- Barking Market (12-2pm)
- Inverness Street Market in Camden (12-2pm)
- Surrey Street Market in Croydon (12-2pm)
- Enfield Market (10am-12pm)
- Ridley Road Market in Hackney (10am-12pm + 12-2pm)
- Chapel Market in Islington (12-2pm)
- Whitechapel Market in Tower Hamlets (12-2pm)
- Walthamstow Market (12-2pm)