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

Seasonal Blitz

Seasonal Blitz and Open Day

Sunday 31 July, Hawkwood Nursery

New this month: we know some people are keen to volunteer but can only make weekends, so we’re happy to announce the launch of our Seasonal Blitz Morningz, and the first is from 10-1 on Sunday 31 July. Please arrive at 9.45 so all can start together at 10. A chance to catch-up with key garden tasks once a quarter. We advise sturdy shoes and you are welcome to stay for the Hawkwood monthly Open Day afterwards. Please do let us know in advance if you’d like to join us for the Seasonal Blitz session, by emailing ru[at]organiclea.org.uk or call us on 020 8524 4994.

This month’s Open Day has a herbal theme, with the opportunity to discover more about the amazing tastes, flavours and health benefits of these important plants. We’re delighted to be joined by local herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad of Hedge Herbs to share in this discovery. As usual there’s also delicious lunch, coffee and cake served all day, and a forest opportunity for kids.

12-4pm All day coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch served, plus a farm stall for buying Hawkwood produce, jams, chutneys, fruit cordials, oils and and of course, herbal teas.

12-3pm Hawkwood Woodland School – a drop-in family learning session offering outdoor play and holistic learning for children and families. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please email londonforestschool[at]gmail.com with the name and age of your children if you plan to attend, so we have an idea of numbers. There is no charge for this session.

2pm Site tour with a herbal focus – Rasheeqa will be joining the tour to help us explore the herbs growing (planted or otherwise) on this site.

3pm Workshop: turning herbs into medicine, and herbal tea tasting.


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



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