Know Your Onions

In 2021, we'll be continuing our successful Know your Onions programme in the London Boroughs of Camden 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.

Four schools in Camden and three schools in Enfield will be visited by an expert horticulturalist who will help them to develop their food growing spaces and, with the help of a professional chef, give them top tips on how to cook what they harvest. 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.

Thank you to Camden Borough Council and Old Enfield Charitable Trust for kindly funding the programme this year.

 “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