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

April Open Day and Plant Sale

Plant sales, bargain compost, and more! 

Join us for our first open day of the year, on Sunday 28th April 12 pm – 4 pm.

We’ll have all you need to give your own growing season a head-start – featuring our biggest plant sale of the year and bargain bag-your-own compost. Come and get seedlings, plug plants, compost, and tips to help get your food garden flourishing over the coming months.

We will also have delicious seasonal fare on offer, plus a fully stocked farm stall! The timetable and further details for the day are below.

Our open day is our main outlet for selling plants this year as we won’t be selling them online, so this is the place to go if you want to buy plants from us. We will, however, be selling our compost online, so if you can’t make it to our open day and would like to purchase compost from us, you can do so here. Our next delivery date is 23 April, with orders for this date to be placed by 18 April, or you can order online to collect from site on Fridays.

Timetable for the day

The site will be open from 12 pm to 4​​​​​ pm.

We’ll be inviting visitors to make a suggested donation of a few ££ when they come to help cover the costs of running the open days. Although we can take card payments, we love cash if you can bring it.

​​​​Farm stall: Open all day. Stocked with compost, organic seasonal produce (including our signature mixed salad!), OrganicLea merchandise, as well as solidarity goods from further afield.

​​​​​​Plant stall: Open from 12 pm to 3 pm. Stocked with salad plugs and seedlings of our regular favourites – tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, kale, peppers, chard, sweetcorn, beans… as well as fruit and herbs and plenty of advice too. And all grown in our very own peat-free potting compost mix. We won’t be selling any plant boxes online this year so this is the place to go if you want to buy plants from us!

Bargain Bag-Your-Own Compost: To help kickstart your growing season, we will be selling Soil Association-approved Green Waste Compost at a bargain price, provided you fill your own sacks! Help will be on hand for this task. If you can’t bring your own bags we can supply them for 50p each. If you can’t make it to the open day but would still like to purchase compost, you can place an online order here.

Refreshments: Available all day – hot drinks and delicious vegan cake.

Lunch: Served from 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm. The Gleaners cafe will be in the kitchen cooking up warm meals made with organic and seasonal produce. Freshly prepared falafel wraps will be available to purchase (cash preferred) from a local Palestinian enterprise called Shawki Falafel who you can regularly find at the St. James Street end of Walthamstow Market.

Taproom bar: Open all day. Serving our home-brewed delights!​​​

Compost workshop: Running from 1 pm – 2 pm. Learn more about the different types of compost we use and why, including our compost ‘recipes’.

Site tour: Running from 2 pm – 3 pm. Join us for a walk around Hawkwood to see what we’re growing and learn more about OrganicLea’s work.

Directions to our Hawkwood site including bus, rail, and river-cycle routes are here. Parking is available at the site.

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