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Celebrate the launch of The Pumpkin Story book created by Glasgow Community Food Network and Zam'Munda.


Fri, December 1, 11:00 —
Wed, November 1, 14:00


Kinning Park Complex
43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA

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*Register by Tuesday 28th November via Eventbrite*

About the Book

The storybook was created as part of a collaboration between Dinna Gwedeza Likonde, originally from Malawi, and the Glasgow Community Food Network.

The contents of the book are informed by activities carried out by Zam’munda, a community garden in Glasgow which showcases traditional African knowledge and cultivation practices, and their application in Scotland. It also includes words from Chichewa, one of the languages of Malawi.

Photographs and paintings have been contributed by those who look after the Zam’munda garden.

About the Event

The event includes a presentation from Zam'Munda and GCFN, an exhibit of traditional African ingredients, and a book reading.

Participants will be given a copy of the book to take home.

Lunch will be provided.

Event banner and below illustrations by Esmee Balcewicz.



Kinning Park Complex is fully wheelchair accessible, including toilets and the room we will be using has a hearing loop. Kinning Park also has a quiet and prayer room on the 2nd floor. Lifts are available to all levels of the building.

Getting here

Closest transport links are:

  • Kinning Park subway station, approx 1 min walk
  • Edwin Street bus stop, serviced by 9, 9A, 10, 38, 38A, 90, 121, 153, 190, N9, approx 4 min walk
  • Mare Street bus stop, serviced by 9, 9A, 10, 38, 38A, 90, 121, 153, 189, approx 5 min walk

There is limited street parking close to the venue and two car parking spaces and a loading bay on-site available for those who require a parking space for accessibility reasons.

There is secure bike storage on site.

This event is supported by Food Climate Action, a project delivered in partnership with 6 organisations in Glasgow and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland.  The book and event is also supported by funds from Food for the Planet, a campaign of Sustainable Food Places, led by food and farming charity Sustain.