Welcome to the Hornbeam:  a community organisation working with a range of partners in Waltham Forest and beyond.

  • SPACE for communities to meet in E17 and E4
  • TIME and support to develop community initiatives
  • SKILLS and knowledge about low cost, low impact living.

Our E17 space hosts the Hornbeam Café, run by Norman Loves with Hornbeam volunteers… serving affordable vegetarian food made from organic, seasonal, locally grown and/or fairly traded ingredients.

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  • Well-Being Day 2nd July: Free Sessions and More June 25, 2016 Rebecca TullyHealth and Wellbeing Day, Saturday 2nd July Learning Lodge, Chingford 11am­-4pm Come along to an amazing Well­being day at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve and Learning Lodge in Chingford. Yoga, pilates, Tai Chi, dance,  singing, nutrition and medicinal herbs workshops and more…. 11am Yoga for Older People’s Health with Alison 11:30 Carolyn’s Testimonial – my health recovery journey from cancer 12:00 Bees ...
  • Green Homes – This Weekend! June 17, 2016 Rebecca TullyGreen Open Homes featured on Radio 4, and ‘The House that Sell or Swap Built’ in Charlie’s own words. We made it to Radio 4 today!  Hear more about Claire and Dan’s rainwater harvesting, John’s self-build and more,  from 35 mins in following this link.  More details of all the homes open this weekend here. We’re already ...
  • Green Open Homes – who, where and when June 7, 2016 Rebecca TullyGREEN OPEN HOMES MAP – 18 and 19 June Drop in to any of the homes and venues between the times specified (except Dee and Dwight’s which requires booking – see listing). Note: End times are leaving times so please arrive in advance. Suggested time per house 30 mins to 1 hour, depending on extent of ...
  • May Film Night: Art Not Oil May 19, 2016 Rebecca TullyIs Big Oil facing the final curtain? Art, oil and creative action Hornbeam, Thursday 26th May.  Doors open 6.30, Film at 7pm.  Share the Facebook event and let us know you’re coming, email volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk to help out May’s film night features a very special guest – Danny Chivers – ace performance poet, great writer and very active ...

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Community cafe, event space and environment centre // 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9AH // 020 8558 6880