Green Garden Vegan Community Cafe
Monday 24th June 2013
- Every MondayDetails from http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1321
Green Garden Cafe run a volunteer led, not for profit community cafe every Monday at the Grapevine Drop In Centre, Doe Bank Lane, Spon End, Coventry, CV1 3BQ.|
Green Garden Cafe is a not for profit, fairtrade recognised, social enterprise whose ethos is to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all and we use no animal ingredients in our food.
Meat Free MondaysAs part of the community cafe project we promote and campaign for Meat-Free Mondays within Coventry. Animal Aid are supporting us with this campaign.
Please contact Cathy on 07812 180 146 or email for more details. We would also appreciate anyone who wishes to volunteer. We wish to hold local stalls to gain momentum for the campaign and be asking people to sign petitions, take meat free literature etc.
The Green Garden Cafe, offering pure vegetarian (ie vegan) catering service for all, run as a social enterprise and incorporating support and training for young and disadvantaged people.
Promoting home grown, locally sourced and home made animal-free foods, the Green Garden Cafe can cater for indoor and outdoor events throughout the West Midlands.
We welcome contact from all parts of the local community - come along to offer your support or to discuss your requirements for catering or training.
On 23rd May 2008 Coventry celebrated National Vegetarian Week with the launch of The Green Garden Cafe, offering pure vegetarian (ie vegan) catering service for all, run as a social enterprise and incorporating support and training for young and disadvantaged people.
The Launch Event was held at The Foyer, Lower Holyhead Road, Coventry CV1 3AX (opposite Tin Angel Pub) with free vegan food samples and advice & support from Coventry Vegetarians and Vegans.
Green Garden Café is a soon to be, not for profit, social enterprise that offers both pure vegetarian, diary free catering for any event.
Incorporated under the banner of the Green Garden Café will be the chance for organisations and individuals to buy in environmental and social youth work programmes tailored to meet the needs of the young people concerned.
We currently have an inner city allotment ready for work to start involving young people.
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress opened the day with the aid of two young people from the Foyer (Nikki, Nikki and Amy). Both of these young people helped enormously with both the planning and delivery of the launch, for which we say a BIG thank you.
Various organisations were invited as well as the Vegan Society who was at hand to give nutritional and dietary advice for anyone who was interested.
There was a good turnout of people and a lot of positive feedback including:
‘The food is great. It’s so nice to know that I can eat everything on offer without having to ask what’s in it. The Green Garden Café representatives are very nice people who are very open and approachable.’ Laura Kubasiewicz
‘Fantastic food’ Lady Mayoress
Another bonus from the day was that the Green Garden Café is know based at the Coventry Foyer and we have free use of the kitchens in return for Cathy providing voluntary youth work with the young people based at the centre.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far and gave up their time to help us on the launch-BIG thanks.
Richard Easterlow is in charge of the catering and can be contacted on 07504 505994
Cathy Scott (JNC2 qualified youth worker) can be contacted on 07504 505994 or email:cathy-at-greengardencafe.co.uk (replace the '@' sign)