Foodival is Transition Town Tooting's annual food festival, celebrating everything that's good about locally grown food. Foodival aims to show how it's possible to grow local, eat local, be sustainable and have fun while doing it!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday 3rd August *UPDATE*

Hello all,
News just in -Mary at the Christian Education Centre has very kindly let us have our little planting event there so please see the final details below and a big thanks to Mary!
What? - Foodival Planting Meeting -bring some seeds,pots or plants if you have them to plant or swap but otherwise just bring yourself for the Foodival planting session -I've got some pots and compost and seeds so lets get growing :)
Where? -Christian Education Centre - 21 Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BS
When?? - Tuesday 3rd of August from 6pm to 8pm
See you all there!

Hilary J and Davey T's Toms...are you "Green" with envy!! (somebody please shoot me...)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday August 3rd -Foodival Action Day!

Venue TBA but the evening of Tuesday 3rd August is all about the Foodival - they'll be free planting pots and compost as well as seeds and advice on how and what to grow. Bring your kids and get planting! If you happen to have any spare seeds/plants/pots please bring those as well as having another little seed swap would be ace. It will also be a chance to think about what you want to make for the Great Tooting Condiment Contest - your sauce / preserve / chutney or other condiment must be made from at least 75% home-grown ingredients and the winner will get an Able & Cole mix box that can be used to provide dipping veg!!
I'll blog again as soon as venue and times are sorted so watch this space and see you on the 3rd.
Giles X 

Thursday, July 22, 2010


ll not that I can believe it but it's less than 2 months till this year's Harvest Foodival. I've been busy fighting against the torrent of heat to keep my chives and tomatoes alive which has been a battle but they're fine -phew! On the upside, the heat has given me a bumper crop of grapes to bring to the foodival so maybe it'll be a donation more of fruit than veg from me this year but hey ho, it all tastes the better from having come from Tooting :)
I thought it was time to start blogging again for the event and get people excited and to let everyone know what's going on.
So far, we already have a cycle powered smoothie machmine and two allotments - one at Springfield and one at St George's Hospitals signed up (see pic from St G's below!) so it already looks like a stonker of a festival is at hand.
Just to remind those that don't know the dates and details for the event(why you wouldn't have these etched on to your arm is beyond me ;) Saturday the 18th of September is collection day for all donations of fruit big and small and Sunday the 19th of September from midday is the start of the festival foodie fun! Collection will be held at Mushkil Aasaan at 222 Upper Tooting Rd on the 18th so please donate anything you've got spare!
Also, I want to keep a pic record of how everyone is doing growing in this summer's searing heat -please email all pics and comments to
All the Best and more details to follow!