By growcomm at 16:31 on 02/09/13
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Growing Communities is opening its urban market gardens in Clissold Park and Allens Gardens to the public, coinciding with Urban Food Fortnight, Open House weekend and Organic September.
Visitors to the sites will be able to see where Growing Communities produces its "zero-food miles" Hackney Salad and get expert tips on organic food growing. At Clissold Park, there will also be a feast of local organic food to sample, made with ingredients grown on the site and other local veg from Growing Communities' community-led box scheme and Stoke Newington Farmers' Market. Visitors to Allens will be able to look round the site's eco classroom, with its composting toilet, rainwater harvesting and insect-attracting sedum roof as part of architectural programme Open House weekend.
Clissold Park will be open from 11am till 5pm and Allens Gardens from 10am till 5pm. Entrance to both sites is free.
Try affordable dishes made with local, seasonal food
See where Hackney salad is grown
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013