A festival promoting food self-sufficiency and local produce has been announced.

Cultivate will be a nine-day event in Waltham Forest, beginning on March 21.

The festival aims to encourage individuals and groups to grow there own food, as well as support local suppliers.

A conference to formulate new initiatives will be held as part of the festival.

The location of the festival is yet to be announced.

Organised by the council, the event will be delivered by local event organisers, Artillery, Organic Lea, Capital Growth and To Market.

Anyone interested in getting involved should contact events@artillery.org.uk by January 7.