Oasis nature gardens
and adventure playground
Oasis Nature Gardens and Adventure Playground in Stockwell, London, is another wonderful place! It's a place for children and young people to play, make friends, grow food, make compost, get involved with community recycling and much more. There is a kitchen garden AND a forest garden with fruit trees for children to pick fruits from and eat them when they want a brief break from playing. It's also a place where you can learn to cook with ingredients taken from the garden and get to taste recipes from many different parts of the world! All healthy food that provides lots of energy to play and brain power too!
With the support of the Oasis project manager David Ogwe, and Rio Garcia who runs the cooking sessions, we held an afternoon taster filming session with some young people cooking a delicious chicken curry, an equally delicious vegan dish and a fresh salad using some vegetables and herbs grown by young people at the gardens. All ingredients were halal. As is customary for Oasis cooking sessions, the food prepared was served and eaten around a large table of happy people!
Learn more about the Oasis Nature Gardens and Adventure Playground, visit their website: http://oasisplay.org.uk/
We are currently editing the film we made with the young people and you will be able to watch it here soon. In the meantime, enjoy the slide show and stills below which we lifted from the footage!
Alam gives a guided tour of the Nature Gardens
The Cooking Session