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

Rhubarb Open Day

The March open day theme is rhubarb! Come and celebrate the first fruits of this season and the brewed fruits of last season. And find out more about our ‘Grow Hawkwood’ project to refurbish and enhance the facilities at our site.

Sunday 26 March, Hawkwood Nursery

Seasonal Blitz morning: our weekend volunteering opportunity, join us at 9.45 for a 10am-1pm session. We advise sturdy shoes and you are welcome to stay for the Hawkwood monthly Open Day afterwards. This month we’ll be focusing on seed sowing.

Open Day (12-4pm)

All afternoon (12 – 4) Rhubarb beer and wine, coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch served. Our farm stall has Hawkwood produce, jams, pickles and vinegars, as well as bottles of rhubarb wine and beer for sale.

All afternoon (12-4) Plant stall with rhubarb and other fruit plants.

All afternoon (12-4) ‘Grow Hawkwood’ information about our exciting plans for refurbishment and development of this space – give your feedback!

2pm ‘Rhubarb rhubarb’ chat – join our growers and brewers for an insight into growing and brewing with this versatile fruit (or technically vegetable)

2.45pm Site tour – enjoy this site’s beautiful blossoms and spring shoots

12-3pm PlayfulLea Forest 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 hello[at]playfullea.org.uk 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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