Please spread this far and wide.
Communities all over the world sing together -Â songs of greeting, songs of joy, songs of sorrow, songs to celebrate the seasons are all traditional â€˜glueâ€™ that helps binds cultures together.Â As part ofÂ this sessionâ€™s activities, weâ€™llÂ weave in a fewÂ upliftingÂ songs from around the world and sing them together as a group.Â Shilpa Shah, trained in the Natural Voice method of song teaching, will lead us in some fun warm up exercises and simpleÂ songs which will be enjoyoable and accessible for everyone, whether you feel youâ€™re a musical maestro or if you sing only in the shower.
After walking for around one hour (the route is wheelchair and pushchair accessible) we return to the community centre to sample some spring tonic soup. Please bring other food to share. There will also be a launch of the London Salad resource book and arts activities.
Also bring tupperwares or bags for collecting things in and a good idea from a participant â€¦ bring a soup bowl and a spoon of your own.
This walk is part one of the 2 day training course, a further opportunity for anyone wishing to either work more consistently on Invisible Food or set up their own project in a different area. Second day on Saturday April 9th
A further opportunity to give Invisible Food participants more skills and knowledge to encourage a deeper level ofÂ participation in the workshops, (taking on more tasks, getting involved in behind the scenes preparation and organisational work) and also to start leading their own walks
To give other people who are interested in setting up a similar project in their area the skills and knowledge necessary to begin.
Resources and Materials: The London Salad publication, the Invisible Food poster
Participate in the Invisible Food walk on Saturday 2nd April. It is essential that you participate in this day if you havenâ€™t attended one before. It is highly recommended that you attend this day if you have attended a walk already.
Day two:Â Saturday 9th April
Please arrive before 10am and weâ€™ll start bang on 10am.
Outline for the day
- Background to Invisible Food, its aims and ethosFinding out Why are you here, what is your particular interest, where have you come from?
- Intro to Wild Food identification
- Wild food cooking and recognising diversity through cooking styles.
- Signposting further Wild food courses and Plant Id courses and resources
- Organisational work:Â Guidelines for Urban foraging and how to do Risk assessment
- Safeguarding Policy and signposting to Safeguarding courses
- Basic First Aid and signposting to First Aid courses
- Plant drawing, as an intro to complementary arts activites
- Intro to complementary arts activities and resources.
- Plenary: Next steps & evaluation
Monthly walk on the Saturday 2nd April. All welcome!
Do you want to lead wild food community walks? Come to our Training Days on April 2nd and April 9th 2011
“Oval pointed pairs of leaves, like lips. The slight slant of chickweed on a chilly midsummer late morning. Flowerless.”.Â Text messaging project, July 2010
6c Flodden Road