• EAT Project

    About the EAT Project

    EAT LogoThe EAT Project is Feed Avalon’s Education and Training in Food System skills popular education initiative.

    We organise courses, workshops, skill-shares and events to support all of us gain the skills to reclaim our food system.

    We organise community-based learning to support local communities in Glastonbury and Street to gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to engage in the production, distribution and consumption of local food that is healthier, more sustainable and rooted in social justice.

    Our courses are participatory, practical and political in nature. We are working for social change and always aim to link practical skills with the bigger picture. We aim to organise educational opportunities that are accessible.

    Somerset Skills and Learning kindly fund a number of courses and opportunities. We also organise private paying courses as a cooperative to help generate a surplus income that we can re-invest in our grassroots work.

    The EAT Project is coordinated by Nicole Vosper. We regularly work with external tutors, if you are interested in facilitating a course or workshop for us, please get in touch. For any course inquiries or project information please email eat@feedavalon.org.uk

    Financial Support Available

    Feed Avalon intentionally designs courses so that we are able to afford to give people free and subsidised places. We have a policy that no one is turned away for lack of funds.

    We do not define what ‘low income’ means. However, this may include individuals receiving state benefits such as Universal Credit, Disability Living Allowance and so forth. Low income can also mean low income earners – who are folks that work full-time but are on minimum or low wages. We also recognise that even those with an okay salary may have high living costs due to caring responsibilities or other reasons. We recognise that some people may also be living without papers.

    Therefore, we ask you to self-define and ask for support if you need it. We operate on trust and do not ask to see documentation.

    If you would like a free place on a course, or a discounted space, please email eat@feedavalon.org.uk to book and include it in your email.

    Taking place in 2018

    Longer Courses

    Becoming a Local Food Producer: This four-week course is an introduction on how to bring a product to market for small-scale producers. It is aimed at anyone interested in developing their livelihood by selling local food.

    Certificate in Mushroom Cultivation: This eight-part course taking place from March to May is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to mushroom cultivation. It is a one-of-a-kind course in the UK that can give people the skills and confidence they need to start their own mushroom projects and enterprises.

    Grow Your Own Garden Course: A free six-week course in everything you need to know to start growing your own food. Taking place at the Red Brick Building Community Garden from February to March.

    Short Courses

    January

    February

    March

    April

    May

    • Introduction to Fungi Identification course – Saturday 5th May 2018
    • Foraging for Food and Medicine – Thurs 17th May 2018
    • Mycoremediation Workshop and Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop – Saturday 19th May 2018
    • Wild Food Cooking – Weds 30th May 2018

    June

     

    Past Courses

    IMG_7764_2Below are past courses that are likely to be organised again. Contact us with your potential interest & we’ll do our best to make them happen: