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

Open Day Plant Sale

Open Day and Plant Sale

Sunday 27 August, Hawkwood Nursery

This month’s open day takes a look ahead to the coming colder months, with an opportunity to skill-up and buy seedlings to plant for winter. From mustards and rocket to endive, kale, and chard, there are many choices when it comes to keeping your garden and your plate green over the coming cold months! As well as keeping up your vitamin and mineral intake for fighting winter illnesses, their fresh green leaves are a reminder and a harbinger of the next growing season – and they give you an early spring harvest too if you let some plants grow through.

As usual there’s also delicious lunch, coffee and cake served all day, a site tour and a forest opportunity for kids.

Seasonal Blitz morning: our weeekend 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 the focus will be on planting out winter salads.

Open Day (12-4pm)

All afternoon (12 – 4) The Feel Good Cafe will be back offering coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch, and our farm stall has Hawkwood produce including salad, jams, pickles, vinegars and herbal teas for sale.

All afternoon (12-4) Plant stall with a wide selection of salad and green leaf seedlings which can grow through the winter

2-3pm Winter food growing workshop – tips on planting and aftercare for your winter seedlings

3pm Site tour

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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