Edible Ebble

Edible Ebble is a project by Cherry Truluck, 2023 Artist in Residence for the Chase and Chalke Landscape Partnership in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Between June and September 2023 Cherry will be offering a series of free interactive food experiences along the River Ebble. Participants will join the artist and invited guests on the banks of the river at a purpose-built mobile kitchen to create dishes which connect the unique chalk stream landscape, ecology and seasonality with their own food experiences, culture and heritage. Each workshop will focus on a different ingredient and everyone will get involved with inventing new ways of thinking about and eating it!
Community sourced recipes, food stories and ideas from the workshops will be captured in a series of risograph prints and combined in a limited edition artist’s book.

We are collecting local food memories + recipes – can you help?

Do you live in the Chalke Valley or did you grow up here? What do you remember eating that was particular to this area? Perhaps you have a special family recipe for watercress or your grandmother used to make a particularly delicious bread with local grain… Maybe you invented a ‘new tradition’ using local ingredients during the pandemic or you’ve found a way of bringing a tradition from elsewhere to the valley.

Edible Ebble workshops are free of charge and all accessible along the bus route 29 which follows the course of the river. Workshops are designed to be accessed by existing groups and organisations, especially those supporting young people and their families (e.g. youth clubs, schools/colleges and
home education groups). If you/your group are interested in benefitting from these workshops or for more information, please email: