Sunday, 12 September 2010

good food & healthy living

News for locals keen on good food & healthy living!
Incredible Edible Todmorden NATIONAL conference in Peckham.
Saturday 9th October 9pm-4pm
at John Donne school, Woods Road, Peckham, LONDON SE15 2SW
For anyone interested in health, food growing, community sustainability or related things;
links to the New Peckham Experiment project.
Further information and booking form from see also below.
Dulwich Vegan and Vegetarian Society just launched
for people in East Dulwich & nearby neighbourhoods interested in
environmental and animal welfare & meeting to eat vegetarian / vegan food.
Contact see more info below.

The MONTPELIER PUB has had a revival! - newly refurbished, independent.
43 Choumert Rd on the corner with Costa Street, in the heart of Bellenden:
* fine local ales, organic wines, happy meat & fish
* - 0207 635 9483
see also info below.
From Incredible Edible in Todmorden:
NATIONAL conference in Peckham.
Saturday 9th October 9am-4pm

John Donne school, Woods Road, Peckham, LONDON SE15 2SW

Come and hear an uplifting and inspiring story about a Northern town's growing success and what this could mean to us here in Peckham, in Todmorden''s own words - "the home of the world famous Peckham Experiment".
Further information and booking form from:
Incredible Edible Todmorden aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in the town. Businesses, schools, farmers and the community are all involved. Vegetables and fruit are springing up everywhere. Public flower beds are being transformed into community herb gardens and vegetable patches.
Listen to thought provoking speakers like Professor Tim Lang. Hear Pam, Mary, Nick and Paul and others talk about being sustainable the Incredible Edible way, and hear the story of IET.

They have been inspired like many people around the world by the Peckham Experiment from 1920s - 1950. Let us, in modern Peckham, honour our history and also be inspired.
From the Dulwich Vegan and Vegetarian Society
The Society is just being set up for people who are interested in the environment and animal welfare. We will soon be meeting up for monthly social events, eating vegan and vegetarian food and discussing these issues and swapping recipes. We will also be holding a stall in East Dulwich to raise awareness about these issues and dish out some lovely free vegan food!
If you are interested in the environment or animal welfare (no need to be vegan or veggie) then please contact: Thomas Micklewright
from the MONTPELIER NEWS LETTER - 0207 635 9483

The Montpelier pub on Choumert Rd has had a revival. It was recently taken over by four friends from South London who know a thing or two about running great pubs. They set the up The Roebuck & The Trinity in Borough 7 years & 3 years ago respectively and through blood sweat & tears have turned them into well loved busy pubs. They've now set their sights on making The Montpelier a truly fantastic local.
The Montpelier will still very much be an independent pub, being run by Neil Watson who's one of the owners. He says
" We had been looking for a pub in this area for a while as one of us lives on Amott Rd and we have many friends around here. We really love the community feel of the area and felt that every community needs a good local pub which it was lacking. When the Montpelier became available we jumped at the chance"

So what will The Montpelier offer? " We know that if we get all the basics right customers will want to come back. So great drinks, sourcing quality local ales, organic wines and decent lagers & ciders. Delicious traditional home cooked food using organic free-range meat, sustainable fresh fish from F.C.Sopers in Nunhead and plenty of vegetarian options. Also great service, with lovely staff who'll always give a smile and genuinely want you to have a great time. "

The Montpelier has had a great refurbishment with an eclectic mix of furniture and feels a lot more homely. The front garden has been done up too and is the best place to get the evening sun. They will be open earlier in the day soon serving brunch and light lunches and there is also a quiz night coming up.
So Neil and the guy's have done the hard work now it's your turn. Come down, try it out and make it your local.

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