Pudding Mill River was a long-term (2008-12) multifaceted project in food, film and fiction. Established in 2008 but forging an identity much more historic Pudding Mill River: Purveyors in Sporting Spirits and foodstuffs promoted itself as an established local wild food manufacturer evicted from the Olympic park site and forced to guerilla gather around its edgelands. Its founder and CEO Kronos Adam and team of dedicated scientists were often seen harvesting on the edges of the Olympic construction site and inviting others to join them and share the area’s fruitful bounty.
In this guise, we hosted numerous foraging walks with groups like the Building Exploratory’s Senior BEES and events accompanied by this wild bounty from ‘Breakfast of Champions’ at Lift festival in Stratford Park to an evening at ArtProjx. We took every opportunity to share the wares and promote Pudding Mill River’s plight with stalls at V&A and other alternative fetes around the capital. The product range includes vintages of the ultimate in Olympic Spirit – Sloe Lea Gin alongside the blackberry and rose ranges and classic East Marsh Elderflower Fizz. We sponsored events examining the changing landscape providing delicious blackberry based goods for debates around the regeneration of our harvesting grounds.