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10 years of Tooting Foodival!

10 years of Tooting Foodival!

| by Tooting Newsie | Posted in News, Food & Drink

The tenth Tooting Foodival is almost upon us and the organisers are promising a celebration of all things home-grown and home-cooked! Join in the fun and bring your family, friends and neighbours – it’s FREE and all are welcome.

The Foodival, run by Transition Town Tooting, highlights the diversity of healthy and sustainable produce that can be grown, cooked and enjoyed in Tooting & nearby. Taking place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 16th September, here’s what’s happening:

  • Admire the collection of locally grown produce from home growers, allotment holders and local farmers. You will be amazed at what’s grown right on your doorstep.
  • The Big Feast – a live 3-course feast cooked up by chef Volker using locally grown produce for you to enjoy.
  • Top Tooting Cook competition – a competition for local individuals and cooks to demonstrate their talents using local ingredients.
  • Boutique Market Stalls – selling all things local and sustainable from homemade jams to upcycled crafts, plus an observation hive of 16,000 bees – nearly the same as Tooting Ward’s population!
  • Jeni’s Crafty Arts – learn how to make a ladybird and lacewing hotels out of plastic bottles. Kids will love this!
  • Music by artists from The Sound Lounge.
  • The Story of Rewilding – A hands-on and imaginative storytelling event that introduces children to environmental thinking.
  • The Green Stage – three 45-minute workshops talking about:
    • composting and the power of the humble earthworm
    • Autumn and Winter Gardening
    • seed saving and propagation.
  • Spoken Word – around food and growing.
  • Stands discussing local projects including Tooting Community Garden, Wandsworth Food Partnership, Carbon Conversations and much more.
  • Pop-Up Big Beds – a beautiful surprise, courtesy of Share Garden.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer in preparation or on the day or in follow up, please email Malsara Thorne at

Please share on social media, using hashtag #Foodival2017 and tagging @tttooting.

Location and how to get there

Foodival events will be inside Mushkil Aasaan and outside on part of Hereward Road.

Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 7EW

Nearest tube is Tooting Broadway or Tooting Bec, about a 5 minute walk from each.

Buses: 155, 219, 255, 355


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