The aim of the food learning programme at the Garden Museum is to inspire participants to cook with, learn more about, and enjoy to eat; plants. We base our recipes on vegetables and fruits and like to include botanically inspired foods such as edible flowers and herbs. Where possible we take inspiration from items in The Museum’s own collection, gardens or the temporary exhibitions.
The programme has an emphasis on healthy nutritious food by nature of its vegetable centric recipes, but also through choosing foods that are high in fibre, contain complex carbohydrates, are lower in refined sugar and promoting cooking from scratch. However, the nutritional angle is never pushed or the main focus of the session, as we believe giving our participants the necessary skills to cook delicious nutritious food from whole ingredients is the best way to inspire them to continue with these habits outside of the classroom.
We achieve this through our diverse programme incorporating working with a wide range of groups through our public programme open to all and community based sessions aimed at groups who come along together.
We started running sessions in summer 2017, and since then have run over 100 sessions. As well as welcoming in many local families and adults we have welcomed in community groups from South London Cares, South East London Vision, Archbishop Sumner School, Oasis Play and Lambeth Children’s University.
Each cooking session we do includes sitting down together at the table to enjoy what we have made together. Eating together socially and mindfully is an important aspect of the cooking process, and something which can be neglected in modern life.
For more information or questions about the food learning programme at the Museum please get in touch with out Food Learning Officer Ceri Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7401 8865
A list of all our upcoming public food learning events are below.
Food Learning News
We are currently seeking applications from chefs, cookery teachers or food writers who are experts in their field to lead a food learning masterclass at the Museum. These classes are part of our monthly weekend masterclass series held in the Museum’s learning studio, forming part of our busy food learning programme.
For more information on the programme and how to apply, please read the post below.