A snap of three pumpkins was announced as the winner of a raw fruit and veg borough-wide photo competition today.
60-year-old Annie Blackmore’s “Pumpkin Love” won the #RawFoodArtHackney competition run by Small Change, Big Difference, a campaign aimed at encouraging Londoners to change their attitude towards food, and become more sustainable.
Ms Blackmore said: ”I decided to enter this competition after I attended the Small Change, Big Difference meal for Hackney residents, which showed how to avoid food waste by using produce wisely.
“One of the pumpkins in my photo comes from my allotment in Overbury Street! When I arranged them I thought they looked rather like a heart – hence the title “Pumpkin Love”.
Charlotte Henderson from the Small Change, Big Difference campaign said: “We wanted to showcase beautiful shots of healthy, nutritious and sustainable raw food and get people to value what they eat. London households throw away almost 900,000 tonnes of food, with councils paying around £50 million to dispose of it.
“Not only is this waste environmentally damaging but families could save up to £60 a month by changing the way they shop, prepare, and eat food,” Henderson added.
The campaign will see nine boroughs across the capital hosting events, workshops, food waste dinners to help Londoners eat better, waste less and recycle what can’t be eaten. Hackney was the first borough to participate in the campaign.