Made In Hackney Local Food Kitchen

Made In Hackney Local Food Kitchen

Helping People To Access Good Food Sustainably

The Made In Hackney Local Food Kitchen is a pioneering eco-community kitchen in Hackney, East London. Nestled underneath not-for-profit health food shop Food For All, they teach vital food growing, cooking and composting skills that are good for people and planet. Both the shop and kitchen are a project of UK charity AMURT UK.

In its classes Made In Hackney draw people’s attention to the much overlooked reality of, ‘Without a healthy planet, how can we be healthy people?’ They therefore teach people in fun and inspiring ways healthy eating and lifestyle skills alongside environmental best practice. This means:

  • All class recipes use local, seasonal, organic, plant based ingredients
  • All food waste is composted and taken to a local community garden
  • All cleaning products are homemade and non-toxic
  • Vegetables are sourced from a local, organic, vegetable box scheme
  • People are taught how to bake and make desserts without refined sugar
  • People open eyes to food issues – Fairtrade, Food Miles, Animal Welfare
  • The kitchen is an eco-kitchen with fixtures made from reclaimed and recycled materials including a counter made of melted plastic coffee cups

Made In Hackney have launched a crowd fundraising campaign. Donations will enable them to continue its vital work. The results of which will be:

  • Healthier, happier people
  • More environmentally sustainable food practices adopted
  • More opportunities for people learn local food skills
  • More people with food growing, cooking and composting skills
  • More people making healthy, sustainable food choices
  • More support to local, organic food growers
  • Training other kitchen collectives to set up similar initiatives

For more information visit the below websites:

Crowd Funding website:
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/made-in-hackney/

Made In Hackney website:
http://madeinhackney.org/

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