7 Feb 2011

Sun 27th Feb: Islamic Community Food Project (London)

Connecting with the earth ~ Connecting with people

"On the earth there are Signs for those of inner certainty, as also within your own selves..."
(Qur' an 51: 20-21)

Next Event: Sunday 27th Feb 2011: Registration details below
Time: 11am-4pm
Venue: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London, E1 5AR (near Brick Lane). Nearest tubes: *Use either Bethnal Green or Liverpool Street* (both on the central Line and still walking distance) as other local lines are scheduled to be closed during the weekend. Buses D3. Map & Directions:

Organised by Wisdom In Nature (WIN) with Spitalfields City Farm

  • Open to people of all faiths and beliefs; Tower Hamlets residents especially welcome.
  • Be empowered: Practicals on the land & grassroots organising with like-minded participants.
  • Develop experience in social change & facilitation - life-enhancing skills so vital in today's world.
  • Hear and share ideas & stories - take small, vital steps to make the imagined real.
  • Bring a team spirit & the yearning of your soul to create a sustainable, more compassionate world for all!..

    Anyone seriously thinking about being involved with the ongoing project. Also present will be those already involved.
    A background in community organising or Islamic ecological activism is a plus, but is not essential.

    As more people organise from the grassroots, community food initiatives are on the rise. These small steps not only empower, but offer alternatives to the globalised food system that favours multinationals. At the same time, within Muslim communities awareness is growing that Islam offers ecological principles that extend beyond the term 'halal'. This project aims to contribute to a more holistic paradigm - one that empowers individuals, helps build resilient communities, and genuinely draws us towards a sustainable and more compassionate world.

    Through this project, you will part in hands-on practicals, be empowered to co-learn together and engage in grassroots decision-making & organising followed up with action. The project is ongoing, and this event will lead to further opportunities to connect, organise and take action with like-minded participants.

    The programme will include:
    A workshop on taking action together, facilitated by Wisdom In Nature; and a practical on the land with Spitalfields City Farm.

    Please dress for the weather and bring sturdy footwear. Tea/coffees/refreshments will be provided. Please bring food to share for lunch.

    COST FOR EVENT: £5 per person. Reduced rate for unemployed/regular WIN donors/regular participants (£2).
    REGISTER: To reserve your place, please send an email titled 'Register', with your full name to: (replacing _AT_ with @ ) ; Note that registration is for the full day.

    Project Blog Posts: ; More info: Wisdom In Nature: tel 0845 456 3960 (local rate).