Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, we are sadly suspending our open days until further notice. We know that more than ever this year people want to get plants and compost to grow in their own green spaces, so we have developed other ways to make plants and compost available – details of our winter plants sales will be on our plant sales page from late July.
Open Days at Organiclea’s growing site – always the last Sunday of the month, with opportunities to look round our beautiful site, take part in shared work tasks and drop-in learning.
General Format for our open days:
Seasonal Blitz morning: our weekend volunteering opportunity, join us at 9.45 for a 10am-1pm session of shared work on a seasonal gardening task. Sturdy shoes advisable. Refreshments provided.
Open Day: The focus for each open day changes throughout the seasons, with workshops, plant sales, explorations of particular seasonal produce or growing and preparation techniques, or aspects of nature on the Hawkwood site. In this way the abundance of our growing site is celebrated and shared! A site tour takes place at a designated time in the afternoon. There are regular skillshares and workshops on different aspects of our growing work. There is always coffee, cake and delicious lunch made with seasonal, local, fresh produce. And our farm stall has Hawkwood produce including salad, jams, pickles, vinegars and herbal teas for sale.
Each month we offer children and family activities such as the PlayfulLea Forest School drop-in family learning session or the Kids Kitchen workshop for children to cook up their own feast and eat it. Check the monthly event listing for each open day to find out what is planned.
The open day runs from 12-4pm on the last Sunday of the month (except December). Drop by at anytime or stay for the day. All welcome – and it’s also a good time to catch us for general gardening chat… Directions to the site including bus, rail and river-cycle routes are here. Parking is available at the site – although it gets busy so please do come by other means if you can.
For more information about general volunteering at the site during the week contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 8524 4994.