Know Your Onions

Developed especially for secondary schools, Know your Onions, is an enterprise programme kindly funded by City Bridge Trust.

Market Day raised a total of £898!

In 2019, we worked with three schools in each of the following London boroughs; Camden, Croydon, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Enfield. 

Know your Onions is designed to give secondary school students an opportunity to try cooking and growing to stimulate an interest in food and a love of the natural world. The programme will help schools develop food growing spaces and, with the help of a professional chef, give them top tips on how to cook what they harvest. Students will also get the chance to see food growing at scale with a visit to a Market Garden in London to develop ideas on how to make their school gardens more productive and planet friendly.  At the end of the school year, students will harvest and sell their produce at their local street markets to raise money for more food education activities.

 “It gave us an opportunity to see the real world – to see how real people sell.  But next year we need a bigger space!”
Year 9 student, The Lammas School

“This project has a big impact on the kids and gives them a sense of accomplishment. The fact that they can apply these skills to the real world is really powerful. The kids have really come out of their shell” 
Deputy Head Teacher, Belmont Park School 

Know Your Onions in the Press

This is Local London 2019

Sutton and Croydon Guardian 2019