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

November Open Day

Sunday 26 November, Hawkwood Nursery

Join us this month to celebrate endings and beginnings: we mark the end of our our refurbishment and the beginning of making the most of using our newly refurbished facilities! And as we come to the end of this year’s main growing phase our seasonal task focuses on saving seed for next year’s growing. All welcome.


9.45-1 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’s focus is on seed saving.

11-1: Kids Kitchen morning session getting children to cook up their own seasonal feast .. and eat it together! Places are limited for this and there is a fee to cover costs – book online here, select bookings, then Organiclea.

All afternoon (12 – 3) Delicious seasonal lunch prepared by Ximena who also cooks and trains with Made in Hackney and Hackney Grower’s Kitchen. Cakes, coffee and teas available too. And our farm stall has Hawkwood produce including salad, jams, pickles, vinegars and herbal teas for sale.

All afternoon (12-4): Firewood for sale – self-service ‘pick your own’. £20 for wheelbarrow full, £50 per tonne sack (plus £10 deposit for sack).

1.30 Site tour – learn about the site’s design and growing stories, and in particular our refurbishment.

2.30 Talk OrganicLea Past, Present and Future (in our newly rebuilt classroom!)

12-3 PlayfulLea Forest School – a free drop-in session offering outdoor play and learning for children and families. Come and find out about what Forest School is. We’d be delighted to talk to you about what we do, why this play-based approach is great for children’s confidence, creativity and self-awareness and how you can sign up for weekly child-led adventures at Hawkwood and in Edmonton. 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. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


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



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