Kitchen School has it’s own food garden where we grow food for local people, our cookery school and some discerning chefs. We are not a farm but what we do is demonstrate what is possible for food growing in cities. Our core business at Edible Eastside is renting plots to people who want to learn to grow food and be part of our gardening club. If you would like to rent a plot you can do so by clicking here and going through to our bookings site.
We do lots of work besides growing for the school. We work closely with Birmingham City University Students on how to grow food and live more sustainably and healthily whilst at University. We also undertake research with planning, urban design and landscape departments on the possibilities for urban food systems for climate change and community well being.
Kitchen School hosts many different courses, events and artists projects. Being located in the cultural heart of Birmingham, we are keen to work closely with the arts community in our belief that changing our food habits requires cultural change.
We think artists are best placed to lead the food revolution. Our resident artist is Cathy Wade who programmes events throughout Summer.