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

Open Day: 1 Nov

For the first time in seven years, our regular Sunday open day will not be on the last Sunday of the month, but the following Sunday, i.e. Sunday 1 November. A significant number of Organiclea’s team are heading to Yorkshire for a UK Food Sovereignty Gathering, so we have decided to nudge our Open Day over the month end and include a feedback workshop from the Gathering. Other highlights of the day include:

  • ‘World of Chillies’ – Our annual and ever-popular seasonal plant workshop  ..”a library not just of plants, but stories”.
  • Seasoned logs for sale
  • Space to enjoy coffee, cake and lunch from the earth, served from the van!
  • Forest School running for all ages.


Hawkwood Open Day

Sunday 1 November, 12-4pm

*2-3pm: World of Chillies: Our annual and ever-popular seasonal workshop introducing the ‘World of Chillies’. A round-up of the now 52 varieties of chillies growing at Hawkwood and personably collected from around the world with their unique story and fire! What’s growing, how are they grown and how are they used?

*All day, 12-4pm: Logs for sale for those looking to get a supply of seasoned (1 and 2 years old) and cut wood for winter burners. [Priced at: £20 for wheelbarrow full, £50 per tonne (dumpy sack) – please feel able to bring your own sacks and we have scales available for self-service use.] In the existing store we have processed wood. Additionally, we will be chopping logs on the day – concessions available for those who want to chop their own.. axes are limited!

*12 noon: Find out what came out of the previous weekend’s UK Food Sovereignty Gathering – discussions/ agreements; sharing why Organiclea wanted to be there; next steps.

In addition to these special seasonal opportunities, the day hosts our regular:
*12-3pm: Forest school – activities and free play for children of all ages. Children under 6 must be accompanied. Spaces are limited so please email londonforestschool@gmail.com
*Lunch, coffee/tea and cake stall
*Hawkwood produce market stall
*’Learn by doing’: Work in the market gardens for an hour on a seasonal task with one of our growers – ask them all your questions over a spade or trowel!
*Site tour (3pm) – introducing Organiclea’s work and the site’s growing highlights

Directions to our Hawkwood site including bus, rail and river-cycle routes are here. Parking available at the site.

Find out more about the UK Food Sovereignty Gathering here.



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