• 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 julia@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.

    Upcoming Courses

    Tuesday 7th September 1-3pm ‘Herbal Home Remedies’

    Working with Elder– getting ready for the Winter months. Plus preparing herbal infused oils for making creams and balms.

    Taught by Feed Avalon member Julia Bedford. Julia is a community chef and artist now training to become a herbalist.

    Tuesday 14th September 1-3pm ‘Garden to Plate’

    Cooking on a budget- frugal style! Guest tutor Lesley Gates will be showing us how to make many delicious dishes with our garden bounty and store cupboard provisions.

    Lesley Gates is a community chef, organiser and waste food redistributor. Lesley can be seen doing ‘Frugal Feeding’ demonstrations on Bridgwater’s The Purplespoon Cafe Facebook page.

    Tuesday 21st September 1-3pm ‘Garden to Plate’

    ‘Eat for Health’. New Feed Avalon member Elle Tipping will be joining us to share an introduction to her ‘Eat for Health’ programme. “Develop your understanding of the body, nutrition and your own relationship with food to become empowered in your choice.”  There will be discussion and tasty recipes made over the workshop. She will be joined by vegan chef Amber of Little Acre Kitchen. www.thelittleacrekitchen.com

    See ‘Who we are’ for more details on Elle.

    Tuesday 28th September 1-3pm ‘Garden to Plate’

    Preserving and Fermentation. Join Julia Bedford and Michelle Darnell-Roberts in chutney and kraut making with harvest time gluts.

    Feed Avalon member Michelle Darnell-Roberts is a passionate gardener and community chef. She is the primary grower at Brooke End, the permaculture demonstration site used by Feed Avalon for courses and workshops.

    Tuesday 5th October 1-3pm ‘Herbal Home Remedies’

    How to make creams and balms. Using plants from the garden to soothe and nourish the skin and body.

    Taught by Feed Avalon member Julia Bedford. Julia is a community chef and artist now training to become a herbalist.

    Tuesday 12th October 1-3pm ‘Herbal Home Remedies’

    Guest tutors TBA

    Tuesday 19th October 1-3pm ‘Herbal Home Remedies’

    Guest tutors Beth and Tiffany of Earthlight Herbs Co-operative will be joining us.

    Tuesday 26th October ‘Garden to Plate’

    Pizza Making.  In our final workshop  we will be firing up the wood fire oven to cook to hail in Samhain and the darker months.

    Huggy Gee of Pizza and Puppets will be teaching us how to prepare dough and a tomato passata. Plus please bring any of your veggie gluts for tasty toppings.

    The teaching session will be from 1to 3 pm however we are going to extend after until 5 so others can join us in pizza making and eating.

    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:

    Becoming a Local Food Producer:

    Certificate in Mushroom Cultivation:

    Grow Your Own Garden Course: