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An experienced chef and inspiring teacher of Asian cooking, Yoong taught us how to prepare and cook the ingredients at PLOT 22 Thai-style, while she shared her stories of growing up in Thailand; of the food she loved to eat there and how she learned to cook at her Grandmother’s side. These days Yoong is passionate about inspiring young people to cook and try new foods, back then she was forever finding ways to escape!
PLOT 22 is a non-profit organisation. We host activities for groups and individuals to plant, tend, harvest, create, share, eat and celebrate together. People tell us just being here helps them feel relaxed and refreshed. Based on an allotment site in Hove we have created a beautiful space where people can connect with the elements and the natural cycles of the seasons. Woven into the design of the space, the work we do and the way we host and run the activities are three core ethics drawn from Permaculture: ‘Earth care’, ‘People care’ and ‘Fair share’. At PLOT 22 we believe in the ‘power of place’. Developing a personal bond with the land is not always considered important and sometimes can be difficult, especially when we live in a city. Yet having a special relationship with the land brings a sense of belonging, connection and guardianship. We believe this is essential if we are to live healthily and well as individuals and as communities in harmony with our beautiful planet.