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

Plants & Pollinators: Open Day

Sunday 28 April at Hawkwood Plant Nursery

This month’s open day sees the launch of our new BeeWild pollinator trail. It will also feature our first main plant sale of the season, see our plants list for an idea of what’s going to be available. We’ll also have compost at £2 per sack (plus 50p per sack if you don’t bring your own). Previously we’ve had greenwaste compost from the council to give away, now the local compost facility has been closed down but we have bought in some plant-based compost that we’re selling at below cost to help support food growing.

10-12.30 Seasonal Blitz morning: our weekend volunteering opportunity, join us at 9.45 for a 10am start. Lunch is provided for those doing the full morning shift. This month we’re potting on seedlings.

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, or find out more first here.

12-4 Coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch. Plus our farm stall, and plants and compost sale. Buy seedlings which have had a headstart in our glasshouse, and bring sacks to take our low-cost compost.

12-2 Classroom Cob mixing: come and join in the woodland classroom building project, help mix the clay and straw cob we’ll be using to build some of the walls!

1 – 3 BeeWild Family drop-in crafting: Create screen prints of the plants loved by bees and butterflies. Dress for the outdoors and for messy craft activity.

1.30 BeeWild Site tour: A bee and other pollinator themed tour of Hawkwood, following our new Heritage Lottery funded Pollinator Trail, to learn about what we are doing to make Hawkwood a pollinator-friendly habitat. Especially focused on wild pollinators.

3 Talk – Bees in crisis: Join Sean Hearn, Organiclea’s Sustainable beekeeper for a talk about why bees and other pollinators are under threat, and how we manage our bees sustainably at Hawkwood.


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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