Apple Day is one of Walthamstow’s regular highlights of the year so join us again for another apple-y adventure held in the gorgeous gardens of Vestry House Museum and organised by The Hornbeam Centre and Cafe with partners OrganicLea and Artillery and involving lots of amazing local community organisations.
If you have apples in a tree in your garden please get in touch with Organiclea who can come and pick them for you and make them into apple juice on the day!
Lots of Arts and Crafts for all the family to get involved in too, and music from the delectable Auntie Maureen, Walthamstow’s finest vintage DJ.
Come and taste and buy apples, apple trees, apple juice, cider and cake!
Do apple bobbing, use the vintage apple press to make juice, and try your luck in the longest peel competition.
We need lots of volunteers to help out on the day and it’s a wonderful event to be involved in! Contact us here.
Calling local Food Rescuers to take action on Food Waste
The Best Before Project, with support of the Hornbeam Centre, has an exciting new opportunity for volunteers to gain an AQA accreditation in Designing, Planning & Delivering a Social Action Project. Taking part in this programme gives participants evidence of developing and improving important work and community skills.
Participants will work in a team and be supported to put on an event or multiple pop-up ‘pay what you feel’ stalls in the borough. The aim is to raise awareness among local people and independent food retailers and that it is not illegal to sell food that is passed its best before date.
Volunteers will practically help reduce preventable food waste and therefore save natural resources and enable people and small community organisations to save money.
There are many other ways to be part of Food Rescuing activities in the borough and we are keen to hear from organisations that can use or distribute food, or groups that would like to run their own ‘pay-what-you-feel’ stall.
See the volunteer role descriptions below for more details about the project and specific opportunities.
Weekly drop-in opportunity to help out or skill-up at the Hornbeam. Volunteers help maintain the space together, pick up some skills and have a free lunch too. Every Monday, 11am -2pm.
Jamming happens every week with Organiclea upstairs at the Hornbeam from 10am-1pm. To be a jamming volunteer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place
Drop in any Monday between 10am and 2pm to find out more about our range of volunteering opportunities that happen each Monday. Everyone welcome.
Mon 9 Jan, People’s Kitchen, 10am-2pm. The first Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted.
Food is served at 1pm. Everyone welcome so come and share your lunch with others who live and work locally. Do tell your neighbours or colleagues. To volunteer please contact Carolyn at email@example.com.
Mon 30 Jan – Admin/DIY and Toilet Makeover! 9.30-1.30 Please join us for the tasks that keep this building ticking over and remaining an amazing resource for so many groups in the community.
The upstairs toilet needs some serious TLC! Mirrors, hooks, grout cleaner, and a plumber that’s handy with cisterns. Last Monday of every month, come at 9.30am, lunch at 1.30pm.
Stay, Play and Protest is NOT on in January, but will start again on Mon 6 February 1.30-2.30pm Stay, play & protest is a new type of parenting group. It’s an informal drop-in for parents and their children with a twist – talking about things that make our lives difficult and how as a group we can make them better. Contact Esther Join the Stay, Play and Protest Facebook group for more details.