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February Open Day

February 17, 2017

Winter fruit care is the theme for this month’s seasonal blitz and open day.   Sunday 26 February, Hawkwood Nursery Seasonal Blitz morning: our weeekend volunteering opportunity, join us at 9.45 for a 10am-1pm session. We advise sturdy shoes and you are welcome to stay for the Hawkwood monthly Open Day afterwards. Please do let us […]

January Open Day

January 20, 2017

Sunday 29 January, Hawkwood Nursery A focus on birdlife for this month’s open day. Seasonal Blitz morning: our weeekend volunteering opportunity, join us at 9.45 for a 10am-1pm session. We advise sturdy shoes and you are welcome to stay for the Hawkwood monthly Open Day afterwards. Please do let us know in advance if you’d like […]

November Open Day

November 9, 2016

Sunday 27 November, Hawkwood Nursery This month our open day hosts the secret life of plants told through puppetry: a tufted grass, an Adder’s Tongue Fern and the Walthamstow Yellow Cress tell their stories through ballads, commentary and puppetry. The Mysteries in a Box is a Walthamstow Mysteries production that puts urban plants on the […]

October Open Day

October 12, 2016

World of Chillies Open Day Sunday 30 October, Hawkwood Nursery Celebrate the fiery taste of chillies with us at this month’s Hawkwood open day. Join in our seasonal blitz volunteer morning , take part in the forest school for children of all ages, or just enjoy good coffee and cake and a tour of this […]

Community Wine

August 29, 2016

The Community Wine Making Scheme invites local grape growers to bring their harvest to our Hawkwood Winery to be made into wine for your domestic consumption. We make two batches of wine from all the grapes delivered – a red and a white, and return the finished wine in bottle to the participating growers. Now […]

Wind Turbine Course

August 26, 2016

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2016, 9am-5pm We are excited once again to be hosting this practical fun course from V3 Power at our Hawkwood Nursery site. Learn how to build and install a Hugh Piggott wind turbine from scratch using basic materials. Learn about on-grid and off-grid electrical systems, and get hands-on experience […]

Cultivate Festival

August 18, 2016

It’s harvest time – and time for the Cultivate Festival’s Autumn Season. Lots of events and activities which Organiclea is taking part in, from 3-11 September.

Learn about fruit

June 6, 2016

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July 2016, 9.30am-5pm The essentials of pruning and growing fruit trees and bushes: a weekend course for beginner and experienced gardeners who have (or would like) fruit trees and bushes and would like to know how to properly establish and maintain them. This course seeks to build skills and knowledge […]

Learn about fruit

March 21, 2016

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July 2016, 9.30am-5pm The essentials of pruning and growing fruit trees and bushes: a weekend course for beginner and experienced gardeners who have (or would like) fruit trees and bushes and would like to know how to properly establish and maintain them. This course seeks to build skills and knowledge […]

Food Growing Skills

February 19, 2016

We are running a Level 1 City and Guilds course in food growing skills at Organiclea’s Hawkwood site: 6 week course starting Friday 26 February 2016, 10.30-4.30 (holiday on Friday 25 March). These details are correct! During the 6 weeks you will be given confidence to sow and get growing. This includes getting to grips […]

Community wine

September 5, 2015

The Community Wine Making Scheme invites local grape growers to bring their harvest to our Hawkwood Winery to be made into wine for your domestic consumption. We make two batches of wine from all the grapes delivered – a red and a white, and return the finished wine in bottle to the participating growers. Now […]

Wind Turbine Course

August 21, 2015

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2015, 9am-5pm We are excited to be hosting this practical fun course from V3 Power at our Hawkwood Nursery site. Learn how to build and install a Hugh Piggott wind turbine from scratch using basic materials. Learn about on-grid and off-grid electrical systems, and get hands-on experience and learn […]

Yoga & gong

August 21, 2015

Saturday 5 September, 10am-2pm Connect with nature and connect with yourself on this one day workshop led by Organiclea vineyard trainee Ashley and yoga teacher Ali. The workshop is a fundraiser to help buy a new press for the increasing harvest of grapes. Starting with a wander around the site exploring its workings and wildlife, there […]

Learn about fruit

June 29, 2015

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July 2015, 9.30am-5pm The essentials of pruning and growing fruit trees and bushes: a weekend course for beginner and experienced gardeners who have (or would like) fruit trees and bushes and would like to know how to properly establish and maintain them. This course seeks to build skills and knowledge […]

All about fruit

April 30, 2015

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July 2015, 9.30am-5pm The essentials of pruning and growing fruit trees and bushes: a weekend course for beginner and experienced gardeners who have (or would like) fruit trees and bushes and would like to know how to properly establish and maintain them. This course seeks to build skills and knowledge […]

Wind Turbine Course

March 31, 2015

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May 2015, 9am-5pm We are excited to be hosting this practical fun course from V3 Power at our Hawkwood Nursery site. Learn how to build and install a Hugh Piggott wind turbine from scratch using basic materials. Learn about on-grid and off-grid electrical systems, and get hands-on experience and learn […]

“Cultivate” – Festival time

March 4, 2015

Organiclea are happy to be a part of Cultivate, Waltham Forest’s first urban food growing festival. Between 20 and 29 March, Waltham Forest will see see a full and varied programme of food tastings, cooking sessions, presentations, workshops and activities hosted by the many community groups and local businesses engaged in the food growing cycle. […]

Big Green Book

February 18, 2015

Organiclea’s book Seedlings From The Smoke is now available to buy online from The Big Green Bookshop, independent bookshop in Wood Green. More details about the book below. We come together for the fun of working with nature, and the serious matter of making a contribution to a better food system, a better world. In […]

Nursery Course

December 24, 2014

Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015, 9am-5.15pm We are excited to be hosting this acclaimed Nursery Course at our Hawkwood Nursery site. Learn how to establish your very own edible Plant Nursery on this weekend course. Propagating and raising your own plants is a great way to improve the self-sufficiency of any growing […]

All about fruit

January 29, 2014

Saturday & Sunday 1 – 2 March 2014, 9.30am-3.30pm The essentials of pruning and growing fruit trees and bushes: a weekend course for beginner and experienced gardeners who have (or would like) fruit trees and bushes and would like to know how to properly establish and maintain them. This course seeks to build skills and […]

All about fruit

December 2, 2013

Saturday & Sunday 1 – 2 March 2014, 9.30am-3.30pm The essentials of pruning and growing fruit trees and bushes: a weekend course for beginner and experienced gardeners who have (or would like) fruit trees and bushes and would like to know how to properly establish and maintain them. This course seeks to build skills and […]

Upcoming Event

July 17, 2013

We are Everywhere: Social Movements for Food Sovereignty Join us for reports back from the 6th international conference of La Via Campesina and discussions around the growing movement for food sovereignty. Adam, a member of Organiclea workers’ co-operative attended the conference as a representative of the new UK member, the Landworkers’ Alliance. Come along to […]

Permaculture Design Course

April 10, 2013

This course guides, inspires and supports, those seeking a more sustainable and integrated life. Both practical and personally transforming, it will provide you with the life skills needed for these times of transition. The course has previously run on alternate weekends over the autumn at Organiclea’s Hawkwood Nursery, a wonderful example of permaculture regenerating land […]

All about fruit

February 25, 2013

Saturday & Sunday 2 – 3 March 2013, 9.30am-3.30pm The essentials of pruning and growing fruit trees and bushes: a weekend course for beginner and experienced gardeners who have (or would like) fruit trees and bushes and would like to know how to properly establish and maintain them. This course seeks to build skills and […]

Trainee Roles

January 28, 2013

We’re looking for 7 people to fill 7 unique trainee roles for the 2013 growing season. Each role will take on a specific area of responsibility and develop specific skills and experience in community food growing, community outreach work, local food distribution and horticulture training. These roles are aimed at people who want to develop […]

Gardening skills

January 27, 2013

Developing Practical Gardening Skills, NOCN Level 1 Award (National Open College Network accreditation). Every Friday afternoon, 1.30-4.30pm (with half term breaks) starts 1 March until 19 July 2013 This introductory course is for anyone who is thinking about working as a gardener or making some changes to their home garden, but who lacks the experience […]

Get ready to grow

January 22, 2013

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 10am-4pm Weekend course on Getting Ready for the Growing Season. This course will help you prepare for the upcoming growing season, especially if it’s your first one! Run in partnership with Waltham Forest community learning, there will be a mix of classroom work and practical exercises outdoors and in […]

Brussels Policy

December 20, 2012

This year, The Hawkwood midwinter feast featured – not Hawkwood potatoes, after this year’s spud failure, but our very own Brussels Sprouts. The bed of Brussels have been rising pine-like under the mesh on the Entrance Field all year mainly for this moment, at the request of Sophie, the then Volunteer Coordinator. Briefly stocking the […]

Wednesday photos

November 21, 2012

Wednesday is the main weekly volunteer day at our Hawkwood site. It is wet today, possibly even very wet. Clare is not here so I do not have her official weather/season classification. Luckily there are lots of nice varied indoor activities to keep us all busy in the glasshouse. I don’t seem to be at my […]

Sunny wednesday

September 5, 2012

Wednesday is the main weekly volunteer day at  our Hawkwood site. This wednesday the sun came out and so many people came we almost ran out of lunch! I did not manage to get photos of everyone as I got distracted with a magical hoeing machine which had a wheel but I hope you will […]