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Edible Bankside Walk gathers crops for locally grown lunch

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A lunch made from produce gathered on Bankside has been staged in Red Cross Garden.

Edible Bankside Walk gathers crops for locally grown lunch
Edible Bankside Walk gathers crops for locally grown lunch
Edible Bankside Walk gathers crops for locally grown lunch

An 'interactive harvesting walk', part of the Edible Bankside initiative, set out at lunchtime on Wednesday from Bankside Community Space.

Helen John (aka Hej) of Bankside Open Spaces Trust, led the party from the Bankside Community Space for a look at the Brookwood Triangle garden opposite The Bell in Webber Street to begin harvesting. This was followed by a visit to Redman Green in Borough High Street.

The harvest of local food included courgettes, runner beans, cabbage, herbs, chives and tomatoes which were turned into a risotto at Red Cross Garden.

Local-grown rhubarb provided the pudding.

The walk was part of a monthly Bustling Bankside walking programme organised by Better Bankside. Future themes include Borough High Street inns and Charles Dickens.

• Brookwood Triangle is featured in the Garden Museum's new exhibition From Garden City to Green City.

• BOST is holding an Edible Bankside Harvest Festival this Saturday at Mint Street Adventure Playground.

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