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

Forest Open Day

Open day, Sunday 27th October 12-4pm
This month’s open day focuses on trees and the biodiversity of the Hawkwood site. We’ll be building wildlife habitats in the orchard and juicing apples that have been scrumped from all over the borough. We’re inviting everyone who’s adopted a fruit tree(*) at Hawkwood to join us this Sunday for a tour of their trees. Come, join in any of the activities, tour with us or wander around yourself, all welcome.

Building wildlife habitats 12-1pm and 2-3pm
Juicing 12-4pm
Lunch 1pm (bring a picnic)
Tour of the fruit trees on site 3pm
Close 4pm

How to get here

Forest School at Hawkwood, Sunday 27th October, 12 – 1 pm & Woodland Free Play 2 -3 pm.
Children of all ages are welcome to join our forest school session which includes creative nature activities and walking around the woodland. Children under 6 must be accompanied. Forest school continues rain or shine, so please dress ready for the weather. We will then stop for a lunch with everyone from 1-2 pm. After lunch we will continue with woodland free play after lunch.

Space are limited so, if you are interested to come with your child(ren), please contact liz@organiclea.org.uk

A bit about forest school

A forest school is a type of outdoor education in which children (or adults) visit forests/woodlands, learning personal, social and technical skills. Forest schools are often ‘led by the child’s interests’ (child initiated learning) by comparison to other outdoor education which ‘starts with an issue agenda or problem for the children to investigate’. The main goals of forest schools in primary age children include encouraging curiosity and exploration with all of the senses, empowering children in the natural environment.

* More about Adopt a Fruit Tree
Join Organiclea’s Orchard Project to support the 200 fruit trees we have planted at Hawkwood Nursery, helping to preserve traditional fruit varieties and ensure access to local fruit for future generations. Make a gift of a tree for a birthday, Christmas or anniversary present or donate a tree to mark a special occasion or as a memorial. £20 pays for the purchase, planting and care of one fruit tree at our Hawkwood community growing site in Chingford, London. Recipients will receive a ‘planting certificate’, and simple slate label will be attached to the tree to mark this gift.

Trees still available for adoption include: apple, cherry, medlar, pear, greengage, peach, nectarine, apricots, plums, quince, hazelnuts and almonds.

More details here

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