Dreamers & Diggers Stage

A tiny stage with big dreams that digs straight for the soul. Expect demos & talks from local food experts and businesses curated and compered by Auntie Maureen all in the Appetite Food Market on Fellowship Island.

Full schedule for Saturday & Sunday’s line up:


12.00 – 12.15
Welcome to Appetite Food Market with Auntie Maureen

12.15- 12.45
'Fairtrade's Map of the World: an interactive exploration of where Fairtrade products come from & the lives the producers live.

13.00 – 13.45
Green-ing Festivals: since 2008 not-for-profit organisation A Greener Festival has been helping festivals and the live music industry to reduce it's environmental impact by creating positive change. Co-founder Claire O'Neill explains how in partnership, at the Walthamstow Garden Party, we can all help make that change.

14.00 – 14.50 
'BeeWild: The Fascinating World of Bees & Sustainable Bee Care' by OrganicLea's Sustainable bee keeper Sean Hearn. Part of BeeWild project funded by Heritage Lottery.

15.00 – 15.50
Useful & Beautiful: Morris, Mass Consumption & Art Activism: a gentle panel including Linda Green (Reading Between The Limes), Poppy Flint (This Is Rubbish!), members from Inky Cuttlefish's Health & Wellbeing group plus more talking about our trees, food waste, the pollinator crisis, why this matters and how art educates, protects and heals in the face of such local, global challenges.

15.50 – 16.00
Reuse Revolution; KeepCup and the power of individual behavioural change. Emma Padwick, from local company Keep Cup, tells how they are working with businesses and individuals to tackle the coffee cup crisis.

17.00 – 17.50
The Walthamstow Community Apothecary: Growing & Making Medicine Together. Qualified medicinal herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad, from Hedge Herbs, tells her stories of local herb gardens, seasonal foraging and tea making to support our health.

18.00 – 18.50
Timberlina presents 'Songs from FFS!!': alt-drag, folk & roll teasing and uplifting songs of joyous eco-woe to excite you for evening Walthamstow Garden Partying from www.timberlina.co.uk.


12.10 – 12.20
Welcome to Appetite Food Market with Auntie Maureen

12.20 – 12.50
Coffee Morning: founder Usman Khalid tells his story of local social enterprise HAVEN Coffee.

13.00 – 13.50
ReiKi: Light Energy. The Waltham Forest Reiki Project will be demonstrating hands on how to channel energy to heal the mind, body and spirit. www.walthamforestreikiproject.weebly.com.

14.00- 14.50
BeeWild: Planting For The Bees. A talk by Organiclea grower Gary Calder about what you can do in your own garden or park to support wild pollinators. Part of Organiclea's BeeWild project funded by Heritage Lottery.

Real Bread, Community & Connectivity. Join in the 'breaking of bread' with a lively conversation by Gather17 www.gathere17.co.uk as they share how real bread has evolved their journey as a small, local family business plus tastings, bread making tips and wonder for the power of breaking bread.

16.00- 16.50
'Forest Fashion Stories: London College of Fashion come to show & tell the 'Forest Fashion Stories', collected from drop-in workshops that demonstrate fashion's role in our personal, social & cultural lives to encourage approaching fashion in a sustainable way in Walthamstow. Organised by Susanna Cordner and Francesco Mazzarella from London College of Fashion, UAL, as part of the Making For Change Waltham Forest sustainable fashion project.

17.00- 17.50
The Unsuspected Benefits of the Moringa: historically referred to as 'The Tree of Life', Moringa seed oil is known for its moisturising and rejuvenating properties. Sandrine Catlas from Bonjour Nature tells us more with beauty tips & tales.

See you there!