Custom Food Lab – News and Events

Seeding an Imaginative Future

An artists panel talk for the Seed Gathering 2023 3pm, Sunday 12th February 2023 UK and international artists working at the forefront of cultural engagement with farming, seed saving and the politics of our food systems will join Artist and Creative Director of Custom Food Lab, Cherry Truluck in conversation. The panellists will be invited

The Seed Gathering 2023

Custom Food Lab are delighted to be working with The Gaia Foundation as their arts programming partner on the 2023 Seed Gathering. We are collaborating with the Gaia team on programming across the weekend, as well as co-curating a Zine which will be sent to every audience member. Our contributions to the gathering include an exclusive film

Folkestone Community Feast

Custom Food Lab’s first community feast since 2019 will be open to all from2.30pm on Friday 12th Augustat the Locavore Community Garden, CT19 6DT From 2.30pm:  GARDEN TOURS led by children from Custom’s ‘Taking Root’ holiday club, WORKSHOPS AND DEMOS about local food – past, present and future (including Rebel Farmer and Incredible Edibles Cheriton),

Taking Root

Taking Root is a free ‘creative nature club’ for children aged 5-11 in the Locavore Community Garden. It is a core element of our upcoming programme of work Seeding the Commons. It runs 4 days a week for 4 weeks during school holidays and includes a healthy lunch and snack. Children spend time relaxing in

22nd June 2022 – Introducing Jack Ky Tan and the Governance Garden

As part of our upcoming project ‘Seeding the Commons’, Custom Food Lab directors have been working with artist Jack Ky Tan to creatively reimagine our governance. Custom Food Lab has been through so many changes over the last couple of years. When we began, we were very focused on aligning food production through our restaurant

Easter Holiday Club

There are so many photos to look back on, so many people to thank and so many memories made at Garden Holiday Club that we didn’t know where to start so we’ve handed it over to our Holiday Club families! Because after all, it’s their Club and we have so much gratitude for their support

22nd April 2022 – Patchwork Farm

We are thrilled to have been awarded a £5,000 grant to kickstart our vision for a district-wide ‘patchwork farm’. The money from Kent Community Foundation (KCF) will allow us to deliver workshops and volunteer sessions about permaculture and organic food-growing practices. This will empower local people as we simultaneously work with the Feeding Folkestone network

1st September 2021 – Funding from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust

We are so pleased to have been awarded a grant for £5000 from the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust, to cover salaries for the Locavore Growing Project as we work towards expanding our network of partners and growing spaces. This is the second time Custom has received support from CFCT and we are so thrilled that

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