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Harvest Celebration

September 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hand drawn vegetables and leaves frame the Lauriston Agroecology Farm logo. The text reads: join us for our second annual Harvest Celebration, 2pm-5.30pm, 30th September 2023

Come and celebrate harvest and the land with us – on the farm this year we harvested a cornucopia of vegetables and our first grains! The event won’t be on the same scale as last year* but we will have music, food, crafts and activities for all to enjoy.

We are looking for Volunteers to come and help out on the day – if you would like to come and give us a helping hand on the day with set up/take down/refreshments please click here to sign up for helping run it on the day.

(*Last year’s Harvest Festival was the culmination of a whole season-long project with an extra farm hand, funded by Dandelion. This will be a little more homespun, but no less sweet for that.)

Booking & travel

The Harvest Celebration is free and drop-in, no need to book. But, if you want to guarantee a seat for the show ‘Arise’  (2pm-3pm) you can reserve one in advance – see below.

To get here, please use public transport, walk, wheel or cycle if you can. Local residents of all species would really appreciate it. Click here for bus numbers and directions.

If you are disabled and need to drive into the site for access, please call the phone number pinned to the farm gate when you get here, and a steward will guide you safely onto the site. The site is a mix of compacted stone path, and rougher grassy ground.

Non-disabled visitors who arrive by car, please park off site, with care and consideration for our neighbours. The Toby Carvery car park is intended primarily for their own customers – it is not suitable for general parking for this event. If you need to drive, please help us maintain good neighbourly relations by using public parking and walking in. Thank you!


2pm – 3pm

“Arise” Storytelling Show from The Breadagogues

This show is free, but seats are limited, so please book to guarantee a reservation for the show.
Click here to book a seat on Eventbrite

(Unreserved standing places will also be available on the day.)

2pm – 3pm

Soil Explorations in the field & under the microscope with Lauriston Soil Lab – we’ll be looking at soil from the farm, and if you have a garden or allotment, you can also bring soil samples for testing, see how healthy it is, and get advice from the farm’s soil crew!

2pm – 4pm

Apple Pressing with Lauriston Farm’s Orchard Group – if you have surplus apples of your own, bring them along and make amazing juice

2.30pm – 3.15pm

Herb Walk with Grass Roots Remedies

3pm onwards

Food from Scran Academy

3 – 3.10pm

Spoken Word from Vicky Nyanga-Ndiaye

3.10pm – 4.10pm

Shunpike Social Club – Cumbia, Brazilian and Cuban music with big band flair

3.15pm – 4pm

Writing Workshop with Vicky Nyanga-Ndiaye

3.30pm – 5pm

Herbal Tea Bag Making with Grass Roots Remedies

4pm – 5.30pm

Grain Processing with a pedal powered mill (TBC)

4.10pm – 4.20pm

Spoken Word from Ayden Brouwers

4.20pm – 4.30pm

“Soil Health = Community Health” Cranky Theatre Show

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Open Music Session hosted by Shea Martin and Omar Afif, feel free to play or just listen to the audible pleasures. You can bring your own instrument or borrow one.

Plus veg, bread and herbal market stalls, face painting, games & crafts throughout!


There is a gender neutral, wheelchair accessible toilet.

Stewards and first aiders will be on site throughout the afternoon.


September 30, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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