Wow , It’s been an eventfull start to the month of April
Firstly , we’d like to give a massive shout out to Sufra Community Kitchen for allowing the troops to have full run of the space throughout the Easter Holiday , The staff at Sufra do amazing work in St Raphaels estate and surrounding areas of Brent from Food Academies to Community Dinners , the reality of Food Poverty in Brent was apparent during the week we visited , but the work and opportunities they offer help to put a smile on so many faces …
If you are unable to visit personally , you can help to make a difference by buying someone a hot meal …
Check back next week for an interview with Faheem , Project Worker
So , talking about Sufra brings us back to this time last week , we were inundated with little people , Juicers and blenders going full throttle
We counted a minimum of 52 little people who came through the Juice Academy door last week , many others had to be turned away due to health and safety and capacity at Sufra
Amazingly enough 4 of those who stayed the week , were 3 years of age and although they weren’t able to take part in all the activities, they took part in planting seeds , drawing and made fruity Salads and handed their homework journals in on a daily basis ..
When piloting or launching something new , there’s always a possibility of not getting it right .. that’s fine , you learn to add what you left out or take a few ingredients out
So there were definitely lessons learnt in regard to workshop delivery but all in all the stdents successfully
- Learnt the benefits of Juicing
- Took part in interactive Juicing Workshops
- Tested their taste buds
- Planted their own Root Vegetables and Flowers
- And enjoyed a day behind the scenes at Tesco
The amazing lesson ?
Children value the knowledge and responsibility given and embrace the transferred skill with confidence and pride and have a “How , can we make this better ” rather than “Whose going to make it better ” way of thinking and seeing things … they were an honour to work with .
It was a joy to see them getting their hands dirty … and sincerely having fun with their food … And an achievement to get 4 Bored teenagers involved , arriving daily and on time , throughout the week . So we’d like to give them a massive shout out for taking time out to help deliver the programme !
Another thank you to the parents turned facilitators in the week , although #TeamApple were disappointed that they didn’t get the chance to present their Apple Turnover’s they had fun practising …
We will upload pictures to the Gallery …
So , about April ...
Second week in and we are embracing new opportunities too ..
They’ve been springing up , left right and we’re trying to keep centred …
So … time to share the juicy gossip ..
We’ve got our first Liquid Food workshop called “Juiced “ happening next weekend , hope a few of you have taken the opportunity to sign up …
The tasting menu ..
Please note : Online booking ends on 20th April 2016
Then at the end of the month , we will be pilot Launching our Pop up Market Place in Harlesden , NW10 …
A place for entrepreneurs to showcase their products .
We are on the look out for Organic Food Suppliers , Art and Craft Makers , Skin and Hair Care creators , Clothes designers , Fashion and Food Artisans to help us create a home grown market place where the community can shop , buy and sell their products locally .
Register your interest at : firstname.lastname@example.org
In pursuit of the Happy Bug …
We revisited the Queens Parade recently to say hi following the Willesden Wassail that took place earlier in the year … and shook hands on a great new concept
A temporary Social Space called “The Happy Hub ”
An eclectic new concept designed by the founders of Punch and juicy Liquid Foods and The Founder of the RSL Collective .. Call it a fusion of like mindfulness , if you will ….
We’ll be opening the door to the community to host Art Exhibitions , Healing Sessions , Drop In advice Sessions , Pop up poetry nights …. and Juice – of course
For More information about these exciting projects or if you are an artist , a speaker /facilitator , a poet feel free to get involved email email@example.com with your enquiry in the subject line , you will receive a reply within 48 hours
Happy weekend everyone …