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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 […]

September Open Day

September 16, 2016

Open Day and Plant Sale Sunday 25 September, Hawkwood Nursery As the seasons roll around it’s another Hawkwood open day. We have salad plants for sale for growing over winter, and our apple press is available for anyone to bring their apples and make juice. And grape growers are invited to join the community wine […]

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 […]

Open Day Plant Sale

August 15, 2016

Open Day and Plant Sale Sunday 28 August, Hawkwood Nursery This month’s open day is celebrating the wonderful biodiversity of our Hawkwood growing site and the Lea valley more widely. We hope to get friendly with moths; there will be a tour of the site with wildlife experts Lea Valley Nature Photographers;  a pollinator plant […]

Seasonal Blitz

July 25, 2016

Seasonal Blitz and Open Day Sunday 31 July, Hawkwood Nursery New this month: we know some people are keen to volunteer but can only make weekends, so we’re happy to announce the launch of our Seasonal Blitz Morningz, and the first is from 10-1 on Sunday 31 July. Please arrive at 9.45 so all can start […]

June Open Day

June 20, 2016

Open Day, Sunday 26 June, 12-4pm, Hawkwood Nursery This month’s open day features the launch of our special Barbed Wit rhubarb beer made by the East London Brewing Company. Ruaridh from the brewery joined our grower Ru to harvest the ru-barb… it’s also our annual tribute to the poet John Clare, and we are joined […]

Compost Giveaway

May 20, 2016

Open Day, Sunday 29 May, 12-4pm, Hawkwood Nursery The open day comes round again with another opportunity to buy plants for your garden, get free compost, eat good cake and more! This month’s seasonal horticultural task is planting out, come along to a workshop to get tips and advice on giving your plants a good […]

Open Day Plant Sale

April 12, 2016

Open Day, Sunday 24 April, 12-4pm, Hawkwood Nursery This month’s Open Day sees our first plant sale of the season. We have popular favourites such as tomatoes, squash, courgettes – plants that are hard to get started without a greenhouse, and our growers can offer advice and aftercare tips. We have a whole range of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Common scents

July 23, 2013

So much to write about, so little time. The last three weeks have been hotter than a Bradford curry and as dry as  Yorkshire wit, bringing everything on in lamb-leaps and shire horse bounds. The strawberries ripened too rapidly, shortening the season and causing many to be left fermenting on the plant. Only too late […]

Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

June 1, 2013

Sunday 23 June, 10am-4.30pm at Hawkwood Nursery Come join us for a summer herb workshop, in the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood’s organic Community Plant Nursery, nestled on the edge of Epping Forest. You will be taken on a guided herb walk, identifying plants that have been used medicinally for centuries, and foraging herbs and food. […]

Intro to Gardening

April 15, 2013

Tuesday 6.30 to 9.30pm for 7 weeks starting Tuesday 30 April This course is aimed at beginner gardeners who wish to gain gardening skills and knowledge. The focus will be on vegetable growing, but much of the course content will be relevant to all gardening. Learn how to assess your soil, design a vegetable garden, […]

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 […]

May 27th: Open Day

May 22, 2012

Open Sun(ny)day with last Plant Sale: 27 May at Hawkwood Finally we may get to welcome you to the Hawkwood growing site on a Sunday in May with sunshine! This coming Sunday, 27 May is a last opportunity to pick up vegetable plants (and free compost), participate in a free training slot and shake a […]

September Open Day

September 10, 2010

Open Day

June 27, 2010

Join us at the growing site any time from 11am to 4pm. Skillshare at 11-11.30am on a seasonal growing topic led by one of the growers. Drop in and have a look around or join in with gardening activity. Bring packed lunch if staying for the day.

Open Day

May 30, 2010

Join us at the growing site any time from 11am to 4pm. Skillshare at 11-11.30am on a seasonal growing topic led by one of the growers. Drop in and have a look around or join in with gardening activity. Plants will be for sale throughout the day, half price to residents of North Chingford! Bring […]

Growing unusual and subtropical fruit and vegetables

April 18, 2010

‘I never knew you could grow that here!’ Workshop reviewed in our grower’s blog. … It never rains but it pours, it never shines but it scorches. For gardeners, perfect weather, like perfect soil, is something of a utopia, an ideal scenario by which to gauge the prevailing limitations. Perhaps we could be less phlegmatic […]