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Alys Fowler to talk about Thrifty Foraging

On 23rd October, Alys Fowler will be taking a fresh look at foraging, encouraging you to look closer to home, from the weeds in your garden to the trees in your street, rather than the fields and hedgerows of the countryside.

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BBC Countryfile meets Edible Essex competition winners

Birch C of E Primary School, winners of the Edible Essex Packed Lunch Plot Competition, spent a day filming with BBC Countryfile last Friday.  Matt Baker, one of the show’s presenters, met Emily Lawrence, the year 6 pupil who designed the winning entry, and helped to make her Summer Sunshine Pasta Salad and Lavender Cup Cakes.  The whole school then enjoyed eating them!

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Edible Essex teaches 3000 children about wild food

On 6th June 2013, Edible Essex took part in the sixth ‘Essex Schools Food and Farming Day’ at Writtle College. 

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Planting the Plot and Packing the Lunch

35 children from Birch Primary school enjoyed planting the plot and packing the lunch of the Packed Lunch Plot Competition’s winning entry.

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Planting orchard in Chignal St James

On Friday 12th April,the Chignals and Mashbury Jubilee Community Orchard was officially opened. Local residents and children joined in with the tree planting and were able to label their own trees.

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Meet the Winners

Meet the winners of the Packed Lunch Plot Competition. To win the competition, the entries needed to score highly in two areas.

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Edible Essex Announces Winners of Packed Lunch Plot Competition

Edible Essex is delighted to announce that a pupil from Birch C of E Primary School in Colchester has won first prize in the Packed Lunch Plot Competition.

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Peter Seabrook and Charlie Stocker to judge ‘Packed Lunch Plot Competition’

Edible Essex is delighted to announce that Peter Seabrook MBE and Charlie Stocker will be judging our competition at the end of February at RHS Hyde Hall.

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James Wong talks about alternative edibles

Edible Essex invited television presenter James Wong to Writtle College on 15th November to give an engaging talk about edible plant species in Essex that we can all grow in our back gardens.

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Edible Essex plants orchard at Barleylands

For National Tree Week, pupils from St Peter’s RC Primary School in Billericay, have been helping to plant an orchard at Barleylands.  Twenty four apple trees of different varieties were supplied by Edible Essex, a project managed by the Rural Community Council of Essex, and planted by six members of the school’s Gardening Club.

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