Food | Art | Environment | Action

Welcome to Custom Food Lab.

Custom Food Lab was created on the premise that food is a basic building block of culture and stability. We are involved in work around food security and food cultures, we campaign for more localised and sustainable approaches to food production and actively seek out creative strategies for supporting better ways of eating and caring for ourselves and the planet.

“We must occupy the food system to create food democracy” Dr Vandana Shiva

We make food.

We make work about food.

We grow food.

We write about food.

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COVID 19 Statement about the Custom Food Lab Art and Research Programme Due to COVID 19, Custom has not been able to hold any events or make public-facing work as part of its arts and research programme during 2020. We have, however, been grateful recipients of an Emergency Grant from Arts Council England meaning we ...

21st October 2020 – The Launch of the Locavore Growing Project

On 13th October, we launched the Locavore Growing Project. We couldn’t invite everyone we wanted to be there because we wouldn’t have been able to confidently manage COVID precautions, so we’re sharing it retrospectively with you now! At the Locavore Garden, we were joined by local Green Party councillor Georgina Treloar, who is so supportive ...

13th October 2020 – Locavore Growing Project Launch

Custom Food Lab’s Locavore Growing Project will officially launch on 13th October 2020. Due to COVID restrictions, we can’t throw the big party we’d like to, but we will be taking our first volunteer working group into Brampton Lodge Residential Care Home as part of our intergenerational food growing project and will have a simultaneous ...

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