Heritage Wheat in Ruskin Park

The Friends of Ruskin Park is part of Lambeth Heritage Wheat, a collective of locals who grow, harvest, mill and bake with long straw heritage wheat across the borough.

The project’s activities aim to build a connection and an understanding of growing heritage wheat in school gardens, allotments, community gardens, public parks and with farmers close to London.

Long straw heritage wheat thrives without the chemical inputs modern short wheat is tailored to be cultivated with. The wheat is stone milled, baked and enjoyed at events throughout the year.

Andy Forbes of Brockwell Bake is the source of inspiration for the project, building a collaborative approach with ourselves, Brixton Windmill, local schools, community groups and heritage wheat friends.

Activities in Ruskin Park

The wheat field in Ruskin Park can be found near the northernmost entrance from Ferndene Road. Sign up to our mailing list as a volunteer to make sure you hear about opportunities to get involved, or contact Charlotte on info@friendsofruskinpark.org.uk.

Other activities will take place throughout the year. For example, in February 2018 we worked with Operation Centaur to bring two shire horses to Ruskin Park to undertake ploughing and harrowing with local schoolchildren in attendance.


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