The NVA Glasgow Harvest is a celebration of local food being hosted by community gardens in the South, East, North and West of the city this autumn. An irreverent homage to the village fête – centred on the Harvest Meal – each celebration will feature live music, communal cooking, food sharing, workshops and competitions. New work by visual artists will draw inspiration from the people and garden spaces that make urban growing in Glasgow so unique.
The next and final Harvest event of 2011 will be hosted by Woodlands Community Garden on West Princes Street, on Saturday October 8th between 12 and 4pm.
A free escorted bike ride supported by Free Wheel North will set off from North Kelvin Meadow (Clouston Street end) at 12pm on the day and we’d like to encourage as many Northkelvinites and friends of the campaign to take part as possible. If you don’t have a bike and would like to borrow one, let us know and we’ll try to arrange it for you (call Michelle Letowska on 07951 969394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
We’re looking forward to seeing as many cyclists there as possible.
More about the Harvest Event (via NVA):
How to Join In?
We’d like you to bring some things with you…
Donate surplus produce you have grown
Got any spare fruit or veggies? Bring them along so they can be turned into puddings, soups, pakora or other delights by a team of local cooks
Make food to share in a huge open air meal
Bring a vegetarian dish to share, featuring at least one locally grown ingredient.
Design and plant up a Creative Container
Choose an unusual object to grow something in and enter it in the competition.
Bring a jar to the tasting station
Make your own jam, chutney, pickles or preserves and bring a jar, along with the recipe, for a mass tasting. Oatcakes, crackers and cheese provided!
There will be workshops showing you how to make your own jams, chutneys and preserves, and creative container planting sessions at different locations in the lead up to Glasgow Harvest.