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

Plant Sale & Compost Giveaway

The April open day is focused on supporting you to grow! We have our first big plant sale of the season, a compost giveaway and a workshop on looking after your plants. And there’s Kids Kitchen and PlayfulLea forest school too, plus a bar serving up wine made on our site alongside our lunch and coffee and cake stalls.

Sunday 29 April, 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 potting on of seedlings.

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

All afternoon (12 – 4) Coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch, our bar will be serving medlar and rhubarb & elderberry wine, our farm stall has Hawkwood produce including rhubarb and spring garlic, jams, pickles, vinegars and herbal teas for sale.

All afternoon (12-4) Plant stall with a wide range of vegetable, herb, salad, flower and fruit plants. Compost giveaway – bring your own sacks to take away free greenwaste compost (amount per household generous but not unlimited!).

1.30pm Workshop on looking after your subtropical plants – learn how to get your sweetcorn, squash and other seedlings planted and established well to ensure a good harvest

2.30pm Site tour – enjoy this site’s spring buddings

12-3pm PlayfulLea Forest School – a free drop-in session offering outdoor play and learning for children and families. Come and talk to us about forest school, why it’s great for children and how you can sign up for weekly sessions. 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.

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


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



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