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

October Open Day

World of Chillies Open Day

Sunday 30 October, Hawkwood Nursery

Celebrate the fiery taste of chillies with us at this month’s Hawkwood open day. Join in our seasonal blitz volunteer morning , take part in the forest school for children of all ages, or just enjoy good coffee and cake and a tour of this beautiful 12 acre site. A last chance for buying winter salad plants too, and a chilli-themed farm stall.

Seasonal Blitz morning: our weeekend volunteering opportunity, join us at 9.45 for a 10am-1pm session, planting broad beans. 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 plants[at]organiclea.org.uk or call us on 020 8524 4994.

Open Day (12-4pm)

All afternoon (12 – 4) Coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch served. Plant sales for winter growing and our farm stall for buying Hawkwood produce, including chillis of every shape and colour. We also have logs for sale on a self-service basis (£20 for wheelbarrow full, £50 per tonne dumpy sack plus deposit for sack, or bring your own).

1.30-2.30pm World of Chillies workshop. Find out more – and taste test – the wide range of chillies we grow in the glasshouse.

2.30pm Site tour

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.


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

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