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

Herbal July Open Day

Our July open day is focused on the herbs and pollinator plants at Hawkwood’s growing site. Come and find out about the abundant wild and cultivated medicinal plants that support health alongside the seasonal produce that nourishes us, and the part they play in the Hawkwood ecosystems. Book your place on the herb journey workshop that’s part of a collaborative project between artist Rosalind Fowler, herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad and sound therapist Nicole Bettencourt Coelho. As usual there’s also delicious lunch, coffee and cake served all day, Kids Kitchen and a family craft session.

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 the focus is on summer plant care.

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

11-1 ‘all is leaf’ Collective herb journey workshop: join Rosalind, Rasheeqa and Nicole for an immersive journey into connection with the wild herbs on site. Booking required – see Rosalind’s website for details.

12-3 Coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch. Plus our farm stall, and a pollinator plant giveaway – support the insects that our so vital in our ecosystems

1.30 – 3.30 BeeWild Family drop-in crafting: craft activity focused on the pollinator plants loved by bees and butterflies

2pm Site tour with a herbal focus

3.30pm Official Woodland Classroom opening! Celebrate our (almost) finished new indoor-outdoor space

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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