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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 […]

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 […]

Buddy Scheme

April 4, 2016

Peoplecare in Community Gardening: Organiclea is looking for volunteer support gardeners at Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery to ‘buddy’ other volunteers who have higher support needs. In its fourth year, Organiclea’s Buddy Scheme trains volunteers to support others to participate in volunteering at Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery. Organiclea is growing people as well as plants and […]

Trainee Roles 2015

January 23, 2015

We’re looking for 10 people to fill our unique trainee roles for 2015. Each role will take on a specific area of responsibility and develop specific skills and experience in community food growing, local food distribution and horticulture training. These roles are aimed at people who want to develop skills to make a livelihood from […]

Mulch mulch mulch

January 13, 2011

Today, even by organiclea standards, was a bit of a mulchathon. For those not in the know, the aim of mulching is to supress unwanted vegetation from growing in places where it is or will be competing with things we have planted, or in places where we want to plant things soon. In these pictures […]

January Open Day

January 13, 2011

As the first month of the new year draws towards its close, it must be time for another Open Day at Hawkwood. Each month this year will feature a different vegetable, and theme to accompany it. As the Open Day on Sunday 30th January coincides with National Potato day, this month’s star will be the […]

29 Aug Open Day

August 12, 2010

Visit the growing site on Sunday 29 August – our monthly Sunday Open Day of activities – ALL WELCOME. What’s happening this month? At 11am, join the growers for a wild food walk and forage around the Hawkwood site. Organiclea growers will point out some of the common and less common wild plants that can […]

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 […]

Asparagus crowns

April 2, 2010

Friday is one the key volunteer team days at Organiclea’s Hawkwood growing site.  With 500 asparagus crowns to get into compost, over a dozen workers spent the day making asparagus potting-on mix, the recipe being green waste compost, woodchip and sand/fine gravel; wheeling the plants to the Westbank terrace then protecting them from forecast ground […]