This is a blog created by the Hornbeam Bakers Collective– baking real bread for the community in Walthamstow and Hackney, North East London. It will mainly be about bread and local food issues but be sure that other related issues may creep in!
The Hornbeam Baker’s Collective are a group of bakers from various backgrounds who are interested in baking good wholesome, nutritious REAL bread for our communities. If you want to know more about REAL BREAD then check out the real bread campaign, who we are registered with http://www.sustainweb.org/realbread/ Currently we bake for The Hornbeam Saturday Stall, Leytonstone Saturday Stall, Stoke Newington Growing Communities Market and the Hornbeam Cafe and OrganicLea Box Scheme. We also take part in various community events in and around Walthamastow and Hackney. We also run regular and affordable workshops for the community to empower you to make your own bread!
The Hornbeam Bakers Collective are: Pilar got involved in community bread baking in 2007. She is one of the teachers at the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective (teaches bread baking for beginners and Diversity workshops). She’s also one of the organisers of the yearly Harvest Festival (celebration of bread and the harvest) and helps out welcoming and inducting new members. Pilar is also a singer, performer, singing coach… and loves growing greens, flowers and soft fruit
Raju has been a member of the collective for a few years but has been baking since 2008. He is professionally qualified but more focused on community projects, being passionate about healthy eating and making nutritious food accessible to all, which is why he is one of the workshop facilitators at the collective, in order to share his skills and knowledge with others so they can be empowered to make their own amazing bread. Having food intolerances, he is also interested in alternative and special diets like gluten and dairy free baking .
Other members are: David, Pam, Lili and Pedro