Rescue Food! with Best Before Project

The Hornbeam and This is Rubbish are working together to run Waltham Forest’s Best Before Project. We are working with anti food waste campaigning and redistribution organisation ‘Best Before‘ to raise awareness among local food retailers that it is not illegal to sell food that is passed its best before date. To help us reach out to […]

World Disco Soup-Waltham Forest

World Disco Soup Waltham Forest & Local People’s Food Forum Launch! Sunday 30 April 2-6pm Scout Hut 205a Wood St, Walthamstow, London E17 3NU Hornbeam’s Best Before Project is teaming up with Plan Zheros and This is Rubbish. We are calling for attention and action to stop global food waste. A Disco Soup is a way of collecting a lot of food that […]

Felicia Ruperti

  We are sharing a beautifully written post written by Organiclea in memory of our co-worker and friend Felicia Ruperti who died last Friday 17 March.    Some of you will know Felicia well, and some not at all. She worked with such compassion and care and joy running OrganicLea‘s jamming project at the Hornbeam every […]

Food Rescuers – NEW AQA award in Social Action

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 […]

Wellbeing Day 18 March 2017

Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am–7pm Sssshhhhh….. this could be one of the most useful and beautiful days you could attend this year….. It’s in a gorgeous and secret enclave of forest at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve in Chingford where the Hornbeam manage the Learning Lodge and put on wonderful events like this! The Hornbeam is running […]

Hornbeam Nights – the story so far

  A taster and some useful links of Hornbeam Nights gone by… Thurs 16th March, Open Decks Bring vinyl. Spin some tunes. Buy records. Drink a cocktail. Mingle. Dance. Yeah. Thurs 23rd March, DJ Night – Dusty Sneakers Djs Science Man (Babuin) is back with his pal Wilfy G to take to the decks for a […]

New Women’s Cycling group

We have an exciting new cycling project for women coming up – bringing women together to cycle, support each other, increase confidence and have fun. We’ll be running free women’s only group training for beginners on Thursdays and Sundays in March, at St James sports ground. And if you’re an experienced cyclist, please join us […]

Job Opportunity: Hornbeam Office and Systems Coordinator

Application deadline Mon 6 Feb It’s time to get our systems in order once and for all – do you have the experience, skills and a friendly temperament to help us do it? We are looking for someone to co-ordinate administrative systems at the Hornbeam, including financial, bookings and communications. The role is seven hours […]

Chris Hill.

We were very sad to hear that Chris Hill died on 16 January. Chris’s funeral is on 13th Feb,  2.15pm at City of London Cemetery followed by a wake/celebration of his life at the Hornbeam. Chris was more than just a regular, he was a complete stalwart.He was involved in the coordinating team across all 3 decades of […]