‘Easton Community Oven’ Free Drop-in Session
The Coexist Community Kitchen
The Coexist Community Kitchen, Mivart Street Studios, Unit 10 Epstein Building, Bristol, BS5 6JF
To kick off Real Bread Week, the annual international celebration of all things bread, Coexist Community Kitchen is inviting everyone in the community to join in the Coexist kitchen to talk about starting a community oven in Easton. Coexist’s hope is that a community oven would help to give people a place to meet, connect with others, learn new skills, bake bread and much much more. See below for more information from Coexist:
We’ll be baking around 50 loaves of bread on the day that will be given away FREE on a first come, first served basis, and asking people to tell us what they’d want from a community oven and how they might like to use it. Using feedback gathered from the people of Easton, we then plan to launch a community fundraiser that can contribute towards buying a quality oven, help to cover the cost of ingredients and the oven’s running costs, and hopefully enable us to also run outreach cooking classes and host talks with bakers and grain growers.
As part of the project, we are also reaching out to our wider network of supporters and partners to build a network of people who can help us teach the community about important topics relating to food, cooking and health. For example, sustainable farming, grain diversity, nutrition and how cooking and connecting can help support positive mental health. We are already speaking to expert bakers like Rosy Benson from the Field Bakery in Bridgewater and Kitty Tait from The Orange Bakery near Oxford, who are both very excited about the project.
Our belief is that everyone should have spaces where they can share food, learn and teach skills, and create connections with others. The Coexist Community Kitchen is already a space that is open to our community, but we want to do more. We hope that bringing a community oven to Easton would not only help us reach and engage more people, but also help to bring the community together – building a stronger, healthier and more joyful society.
This is a FREE drop-in event and you do not need to register. But if you’d like to let us know that you’re coming along, so that we have an idea of how many people to expect that would be really helpful. Simply click ‘BOOK’ and fill in your details.
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