Kathleen Cassidy

'We’re animals and need to eat and so have to engage with food in one way or another'

Kathleen is the main organising force behind both The Food Assembly and Incredible Edible Southwark.

After hearing about the original Incredible Edible in Todmorden around 4 years ago, Kathleen felt a desire to connect with local people and form cohesive grass roots movement feeling that food is a connective issue.

She began by creating a community garden with consultation with the local residents and this volunteer work led to creating a course on food-growing, which Kathleen says showed her the potential in food for connections and increasing skills for feeding our families, home growing, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Kathleen has since gone on to be the UK Director of The Food Assembly - an inventive mix between a farmer's market and local buying co-operative...