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Brixton Market: Its heritage fruit and vegetables
Friday, 16th October 2020, 19:00 - 20:00Donation
Food Plants from the Caribbean and beyond
As part of our series of events for Black History Month, Alex Monro from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew will talk about some of the food plants found in our local Brixton market – such as sugar cane, jackfruit, breadfruit, durian, cassava, yam and June plum. He will talk about their origins, spread and geopolitical aspects . His talk will link into our talk given the previous night by Hilda Castillo, who will be telling us how her background in Trinidad helped her set up the Lambeth GP Food Coop.
Dr Alex Monro, Research Leader, Americas Team, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
This is an event to coincide with Black History Month https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/Tickets: Donation only please
The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. It supports people of all ages and backgrounds in learning about plants. By making a donation with your booking you will help to sustain our work with school children, families and the wider community. As a small charity, any amount you can give, large or small, will be warmly appreciated and make an enormous difference. Thankyou.
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