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

World of Chillies at the October Open Day

Sunday 28 October at Hawkwood Plant Nursery
October means it’s the annual ‘World of Chillies’ celebration at Hawkwood, which this year includes our first chilli-seasoned pumpkin beer! Our farm stall will be offering up fresh chillis and pumpkins too, and it’s the last plant sale of the year. Hope you can join us!

10-1 Seasonal Blitz morning: our weekend volunteering opportunity, join us at 9.45 for a 10am start.

11-1 Kids Kitchen: children 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.

12-4 Coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch, the Hawkwood bar serving pumpkin beer, and our farm stall with Hawkwood produce, jams, pickles, vinegars and herbal teas for sale.

12-4 Winter Salad Plant Stall: last plants of the year – there’s still time to keep your garden green over winter.

2-3 World of Chillies workshop. Join Ru and friends for our annual story telling, cultivation sharing, all-glowing workshop, an introduction to the now over 50 varieties of chillies that are grown at Hawkwood (see details here). All welcome to bring your own varieties with their stories too.

3.15 Site tour: – learn about the site’s design and growing stories.

12-2 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 and the way through the woods are here. Parking is available at the site but space is limited so please come by other means if possible.


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