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

February Open Day

Sunday 27 February at Hawkwood Plant Nursery
Our first open day of 2022 and it’s all about seeds and Spring. We’ll have a seed sovereignty workshop and a seed swap – 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.
The open day will also include our usual refreshments, seasonal lunch, and a farm stall stocked with fresh and preserved goods and seed compost so you can get growing at home! We’ll have family pizza making, and a site tour will be focused on signs of Spring.

We’ll be inviting visitors to make a small suggested donation to help cover the costs of running the day.


Open Day

12-4 Site open with farm stall (stocked with compost, seasonal produce and preserved goods) and refreshments. Seasonal lunch served 12-2pm.

12.30pm-2pm Wood-fired pizza making: Family-friendly activity – help compile your own pizza and watch it bake!

1pm-2pm Seed sovereignty workshop: Why and how to save seeds – discuss the significance of seeds in our food system, and try out some seed saving techniques.in collaboration with the London Freedom Seed Bank, with a talk at 1pm.

2pm-4pm Seed swap – bring some seeds or take some home or both

3pm Site tour: Learn about the site’s design, growing stories, and spot the signs of spring emerging.


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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