Book Now: The Japanese Harvest: A Horticulture & Cookery School, Nov 5-14 2019

After the success of the summer's Architecture School, we are soooooo excited to launch the second School in our Dream of Kiwanosato project:

A Japanese Harvest: Horticulture & Cookery School (Nov 5-13)

Guided by local experts and an experienced Anglo - Japanese team, you will learn about traditional and regional cuisine; seasonal food preservation and the regeneration of former paddy fields into biodiverse plantations. The varied programme will include hands-on workshops (koji, miso etc); group expeditions, talks & visits, that range from the farmhouse kitchen to the wholesale fish market.

Participants in this programme will build on the success of the summer's Architecture & Design School's building of the Bee School, by taking part in the cultivation of surrounding paddy fields which are to be planted with nectar-rich, bee-friendly plants.

Costs: £750 pp excl. flights (8 x nights shared accommodation incl. all meals) / £1300 pp excl. flights (8 x nights hotel accommodation incl. all meals)

There are some remaining places, so please get in touch ASAP if you're interested.
Read more detail on the itinerary and booking info here.


FOOD: Bigger Than the Plate at V & A Museum (London ) until Oct 20

Just a short while is left to catch our collaboration with Karen Guthrie (with its utterly gorgeous copper roof designed with Front): the wondrous House of Ferment in its latest showing. Originally commissioned by Science Gallery London (shout out to Rebecca Heald) this piece has been all around the world (nearly), gathering scobies, mothers, grandmas' pickles and much more besides. We've had a lot of brilliant people working on the project, including Kasia Garapich, Niamh Riordan and Francesca Ulivi (pictured here with Karen at Preston's Harris Museum in 2016).

At the V & A it's sadly a little 'un-live' with only a few jars of sealed ferments allowed to penetrate the hallowed space, but it's part of a nevertheless inspiring food and eating extravaganza blockbuster show, FOOD: Bigger Than the Plate, at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

Tickets and information here. Closes Oct 20th.


2020 Visiting Days at Lawson Park

Yup, we're thinking ahead to 2020 - a date that looks best on a digital clock radio.
Building on the success of our June 2019 Open House & Garden we want to open our Lawson Park artists' residency to members of the arts community and to the public more often, sharing more of what we do on a day-to-day basis and facilitating public access to our Collection, Library and Gardens

The days will run on a drop-in basis, entry will be free and a simple cafe will offer our famous refreshments, often made from our own produce.
Parking on site is very limited so we advise walking or cycling up from East of Lake road / Machell's Coppice carpark wherever possible.

Garden & house tours will be available for groups of 6+ for an additional charge.

More details will follow soon, but in the meantime here are the 2020 dates for your diaries:

Saturday Feb 8th / Friday March 20th / Saturday April 25th 

Friday May 15th / Friday June 12th / Friday July 24th 

Saturday September 19th / Friday October 9th / Saturday December 12th


Thanks to our Volunteers

A cheerio and a big thanks to Lilly (L) & Ellie (R) who volunteered recently for a hectic week of apple harvesting and pressing based at Lawson Park.


2020 Volunteer Call-Out

We are indebted to all our volunteers this year - harvesting, library accessioning, building, cooking, evaluating, weeding and planting have been but a few of their activities. For a full roll call of our volunteers past and present visit here.

We now announce the 2020 Lawson Park volunteering placement dates.

There will be 32 placements awarded, and we are tweaking the format so that the placements offer 3 days on / 1 day off / 3 days on, running Monday - Sunday.

Sign up to our Mailing List to be first to hear about the application windows. First one opens Monday October 7 for placements early next year,

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