Wednesday 24th August 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
£40 (£30 concession/£12 unwaged). All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, Mile End, London E3 4PX (a short walk from Mile End Tube Station in E3)
Join wild food enthusiast, Ken Greenway, for a foraging experience at the amazing award-winning Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Ken will share his love and deep knowledge of foraging and will introduce you to the common place, everyday plants you can eat on site. He will share his knowledge of seasonal wild foods as well as where and when to pick them.
Looking after the nature reserve and heritage site is a way of life for Ken. Participants will join a guided walk sharing knowledge and the spirit of exploration of this unique sanctuary for history, nature and wild food. The walk is limited to 15 participants so an intimate experience in the outdoors will make it easy to ask questions and meet others in the group.
One can often find Ken litter picking, delivering Forest School, or running foraging tours and bat walks in the Park.
The event will include:
This walk is one of our exciting new blended community and fundraising events which both help us raise funds for our charity and offer wonderful opportunities to our community participants that might not otherwise be accessible to them.
“THCP is nothing short of stunning and Kenneth, my Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park guide, is unbelievably knowledgeable about edible plants.” Wild Food Walk participant
Ken Greenway is site manager of THCP and is also an accredited Humanist celebrant, Horticulture Manager for Grounded Ecotherapy and the course leader on Forage London’s event ‘Wild Food, Wild Nature’. Ken studied Environmental Biology at the University of Greenwich and has worked at THCP since 2002 where he has developed his intimate knowledge of the site as well as his passion for wild food and foraging. Fun fact: Ken also happens to be a ‘Come Dine with Me’ winner!
About Tower Hamlets Cemetery
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is one of London’s Magnificent Seven Victorian Cemeteries. Closed to burials since 1966 and a designated public park and Local Nature Reserve, the park has an extraordinary diversity of both woodland and meadow plants.
Refunds: we require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.
Location: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, Mile End, London E3 4PX (a short walk from Mile End Tube Station in E3)