A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley

Fungal Foray

As part of this month’s open day at our growing site, on Sunday 25th September, join in a Fungal Foray to learn more about the amazing array of edible mushrooms which grow in Waltham Forest. The foray starts at 12pm and includes a short presentation and a walk, led by experienced local mushroom enthusiast Rupert Kenyon. Organised by Organiclea in partnership with the Hornbeam Centre, thanks to funding from Waltham Forest council.

The fungal foray is part of a day of events at the Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery on Sunday 25th September, including a Good Food Swap – details below. Come along and take part in some or all of the day!

Celebrate our local harvests with a Good Food Swap
on Sunday 25th September part of the monthly open day at our growing site
Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford E4 7UH. Directions here

Grown it? Baked it? Picked it? Brewed it?

Come along to display your produce, meet other local growers and share in each others’ successes.

How it works
12pm onwards: Hawkwood will be open for the monthly Open Day.
12-2pm: ‘Fungal Foray’ – learn about the edible mushrooms available in Waltham Forest
2pm: Arrivals with produce for the food swap.
2-4pm: Activities including site tour, seasonal gardening tips, and launch of new local photography exhibition.
4pm: Food swap! Let someone take home your produce and pick up something new and delicious.

Please bring:
– Wholesome, naturally produced, vegetarian food.
This may include: vegetables you have grown, fruit you have foraged, bread you have baked, honey you have harvested, pickle you have preserved.
– Information about your food to be displayed e.g. ingredients list, or where it was grown.
Please bring your food in ready-to-swap-sized portions.

Please don’t bring:
Meat. This is in order to make the event accessible to as many people as possible, and for food safety reasons.

If you intend to bring food to swap, it is helpful if you let us know in advance so we can organise space:
plants[at]organiclea.org.uk or 020 8524 4994

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