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

Think Globally, Create Locally

Sunday 30 June at Hawkwood Plant Nursery
We’re excited to team up with Mbilla Arts again for a celebration open day with African storytelling, kora and drumming, printing, weaving and more.

The event is the culmination of Mbilla Arts’ Think Globally, Create Locally project workshops using diverse art forms to explore local growing culture and fair food systems in Africa and Latin America.The project is funded by Waltham Forest’s London Borough of Culture Fellowship Funding and is delivered in partnership with Organiclea, Hornbeam Learning Lodge and local artists.


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.

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

12-3 Coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch. Plus our farm stall, and plants sale. The last of this growing season’s plant sales, still time to get some plants in the ground!

12-3 Think Globally, Create Locally

– African storytelling with Usifu Jalloh
– West African drumming workshops with Seneke Sillah and Nadia Al Faghih Hasan
– Kora performance by Moussa Dembele
– Parade and performances by African musicians with students from Yardley Primary School
– Eco Printing Exhibition by local children and families
– Weaving workshop and storytelling with Jimena Pardo, Elizabeth Salazar and friends
– Site tour: enjoy the site’s growing season highlights


As always with our open days, the event is free and open to all – no need to book, just turn up.

Directions to Hawkwood Nursery 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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