We delivered a cooking demo with Hala from Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network, one of our partner organisations for the project. Hala is from Palastine and together we made Palestinian, Chard and Lentil soup using freshly picked chard from the Harlow Carr garden. We also made flatbread we flavoured with oregano from the garden too. Finely chopped and mixed in with the dough before cooking.
If you want to try either of these delicious recipes here they are:
We were really pleased to be able to bring a number of our Growing Friendship Participants along to the event to see our stall, watch the demo, get involved in all the other events at the festival and have a look around the beautiful gardens.
Big thank you to RHS Community Wellbeing Fund for allowing us to do this and funding our work getting refugees and asylum seekers growing their own food both at home and connecting them up to community food growing projects across Leeds.