Custom Food Lab – News and Events

22nd December 2020 – FAR Network

November saw Custom’s curatorial director Madeleine Collie and creative director Cherry Truluck reconvene the newly named Food Art Research (FAR) network (first hosted in August). The network includes members from India, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. This feels like a very special thing emerging – there is an urgency for connectivity and solidarity,

22nd December 2020 – FUNDING UPDATE!

We are also thrilled to have received crucial funding from KENT RELIANCE PROVIDENT SOCIETY LIMITED Community Fund through Kent Community Foundation (KCF) – UK and from Persimmon Homes to fund the intergenerational outreach element of the Locavore Growing Project. We are working with Folkestone residential care home Brampton Lodge to create a working food growing space in their back garden. With

22nd December 2020 – Progress Update!

Thanks to support from UnLtd (The Social Enterprise Support Fund) and The National Lottery Community Fund , the Locavore Garden is now up and running. The garden, based at Martello Primary in Folkestone, is the hub space of Custom Food Lab’s Locavore Growing Project. We work closely with the school and are gradually welcome more and more members of


Our festive YULETIDE Locavore Growing Box is now available to pre-order. Deliveries will begin from 15th December, numbers are limited so get your order in now! As always, for every box sold, we will donate one to a Folkestone family. We’ve made a special bumper box with extra activities for the festive season, with a

18th November 2020 – Introducing The Locavore Growing Box!

Lockdown is hard and the fact that it’s November really doesn’t help, so we decided to push ahead with an idea we’ve had ruminating for a while – the Locavore Growing Box. The Box encompasses the whole food growing cycle, with seeds to nurture on a window sill, compost, information about seasonal wild-growing food (including


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

Job Vacancy: Community Food Grower

Job Description: Custom Food Lab is looking for a Community Food Grower to join our Locavore Growing Project. Working in our Locavore Community Garden at Martello Primary School, where we are building a community garden from scratch, focussing on food growing. We practice No-Dig, Wildlife friendly, Permaculture growing methods. And our motto is ‘Don’t kill

Funding News!

The news is getting out there about the Locavore Growing Project
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