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

February Open Day: seed swap and fair trade

Sunday 23 February at Hawkwood Plant Nursery
At this month’s open day we have a seed swap hosted in collaboration with the London Freedom Seed Bank – a chance to bring, take, and talk about seeds at the start of this growing season, and to learn more about why harvesting seed is so important in a just and sustainable food system. As it’s Fair Trade Fortnight we’re also hosting Zaytoun, a social enterprise that was founded to support Palestinian producers, and their co-founder will be giving a talk about regenerative farming, Fair Trade and daily life in Palestine.
The open day will include our usual tea, cake and coffee, a seasonal lunch, and a farm stall stocked with fresh and preserved goods. We’ll have family activities, and a site tour will be focused on fruit.


Open Day

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 winter fruit work.

12-4 Coffee, cake and delicious locally grown lunch. Our farm stall has Hawkwood and solidarity produce for sale.

1pm-3pm Seed swap in collaboration with the London Freedom Seed Bank, with a talk at 1pm.

2pm Fairtrade Fortnight: Zaytoun share stories of regenerative farming, fair trade and daily life in Palestine.

3pm Site tour: Learn about the site’s design, growing stories, and our fruit production.

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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