Urban Food Week

London is celebrating its first Urban Food Week, a joint project organised by Ethical Eats, the London food-growing organisation Capital Growth and community beekeeping campaign group Capital Bee. The capital’s cafes and eating places are promoting the produce from urban farms.

Friday will see an informal “Dinner From Our Back Garden” event sponsored by The Table Cafe in a garden near London Bridge. Just to encourage online feedback, diners who send in photographs or comment on Urban Food Week activities will be entered in a prize draw for a one-day urban foraging course from Food Safari.

Sarah Williams, of Capital Growth, told journalists: “This year over 20 of our food-growing spaces are involved, inspiring many more to start trading regularly with amazing restaurants, who are such great supporters of local growers.”

Capital Bees spokesman Mikey Tomkins added: “London is rich in parks and gardens, offering welcome refuge for our country’s bees, which are in trouble. Our city honeybees produce a diverse and multicoloured harvest, feasting on the flowers of plants and vegetables grown by community food growers.”

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