We’ve been running the food learning programme since 2017, and since then have run almost 250 sessions (some of which were delivered online through 2020 and early 2021). As well as cooking with many local families and adults we have welcomed in community groups such as adults and young carers from Lambeth Carers Hub, South London Cares, South East London Vision, Archbishop Sumner School, Oasis Play Nature Garden, CEFL, Lambeth Children’s University and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
We base our recipes on seasonal 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. You can try out some of our recipes by checking out our food learning resources below.
For more information or questions about the food learning programme at the Museum please get in touch with our
Food Learning Officer, Ceri Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of all our upcoming public food learning events are below.
Food Learning Volunteers
Each of our food learning sessions are supported by a food learning volunteer. We have a small team of regular volunteers, but are always looking for more to come and join us.
Volunteering involves helping a session leader set up for the session, assisting with the smooth running of the session, and helping to clear up afterwards. We welcome experienced professional cooks, enthusiastic home chefs and those wishing to gain experience in a food learning or teaching environment.
If you’re interested in becoming a food learning volunteer please email email@example.com. Please note that volunteering at sessions is currently on hold until we return to in person sessions.
For more information on volunteering at the Garden Museum in general, please click here.