Over on the Foodival blog we have been rounding up the stories from this year’s sustainable food event in Tooting.  There’s a Balham woman who grew bananas …

Bananas grown by Susan in her Balham back garden

And Sophie was the new face winning the prestige title of Top Tooting Cook 2015 with her beautiful culinary creation.

Top Tooting Cook Sophie with her prize winning dish

Pooja produced the tastiest dish according to the judges and Jenny Shand from SHARE Community Garden managed to cultivate the ugliest vegetable!  There’s more on the prize winners here

Dave says: “Gimme Fracking not Solar!”

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister tried to persuade us that subsidies for those dodgy polluting, diminishing, ever harder to reach fossil fuels are much more important than those for renewable technology.  Indeed this government plans to make community solar power generation unviable by slashing solar feed-in tariffs.  Sign the petition here to try to get this folly debated in Parliament.  Thanks to Furzedown Low Carbon Zone for highlighting this issue.

Then there was the mysterious Giant Pea spotted up and down Tooting High St and featured in this Wandsworth Guardian video

Children show off the Ugly Vegetables – the red pepper was voted the winner!

Keep an eye out for more stories from the Foodival, some great pictures and a video over the coming days.
Meanwhile what did you think of this year’s Foodival?