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

February Open Day

Sunday 23 February at Hawkwood, 12-4pm

This month’s open day involves landscaping activity around our site away from the vegetable crops: planting ornamental native trees and shrubs, and creating ‘dead hedges’. Come and help us manage our beautiful and biodiverse site.

  • 12-1pm Tree planting and dead hedging, also continues after lunch
  • 1-2pm Lunch, with soup available by donation
  • 3pm Site tour
  • 4pm Close

Alongside the Open Day, Forest School returns to Hawkwood 12-3pm

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

  • 12-1pm Guided activity
  • 2-3pm Free play

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.

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.

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