Category Archives: Community Mondays

New cafe hours

The Hornbeam Cafe is open Tues-Sun serving vegan quiches, salads, hotpot, soups, cakes and various drinks, plus vegan Indian-inspired food by SpiceBox Thurs-Sun (see below) day and evenings.

Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves...
Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves…

SpiceBox are running their exciting Indian-inspired Test Kitchen at the Hornbeam from 21 Sept and NOW EXTENDED due to popular demand to end of December 2018 on Thurs and Fri evenings and weekends during the day and evenings.

More about SpiceBox

Monday: Normal Cafe closed, but The Hornbeam Centre is open for People’s Kitchen – come and learn to cook a vegan meal from 10am or just come for a Pay-As-You-Feel lunch at 1-2pm. Get involved.

Tuesday-Friday:
10am-4pm: Hornbeam Cafe open  – drop-in

Closed 4-5.30pm

5:30-10.30pm. SpiceBox Test Kitchen. Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable via hello@spicelabs.co.uk

Saturday:
Food by SpiceBox Test Kitchen day and eve.

Open 10am-4pm

Closed 4-5.30pm

Open 5:30-10.30pm . Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable via hello@spicelabs.co.uk

Sunday:

Food by SpiceBox Test Kitchen day and eve.

Open 10am-4pm

Closed 4-5.30pm

Open 5:30-9pm . Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable via hello@spicelabs.co.uk

August: No Community Mondays, Plenty Going On!

Community Mondays will not be running during August so that our fantastic crew of volunteers and facilitators can have a well-earned break.

Thanks Kim – Briliant Volunteer Support every community Monday!

There are summer activities both at the Hornbeam, the Lodge and beyond as part of the Food for London project and with other partners.  Our partner Kids Kitchen’s family timetable is here and you can see all events on our listings pages. 

There will also be some  Free Food stalls – Check our Facebook page for up to date details.  We have plenty of surplus food to redistribute – do you have a community group that could use some food?  Get in touch!

Community Mondays will be back in September with more volunteering opportunities and food rescue! Our programme for September 2017 looks like this (full details will appear on the events listing, and follow us on Facebook for updates

Monday 4th and Monday 18th – People’s Kitchen:

The first and third Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from food that would have been wasted. Volunteer from 10am or just come to eat at 1pm – Pay-what-you-feel!

Monday 11th – Makeover Monday:

Join us from 10am and help make the hornbeam ship-shape while learning some basic DIY skills. Makeover Mondays are our opportunity to give the building a much needed lick of paint, spruce up of the plants and tackle general maintenance jobs, such as putting up shelving. Plus volunteer lunch from rescued food!

Monday 25th – Jamming:

Join us from 10am and learn how to make jam from foraged and rescued fruit. Plus volunteer lunch for all jam-makers.

Volunteers are guided through activities by experienced facilitators and have the opportunity to gain AQA accreditation in activities such as cooking, painting/decorating etc.

To get involved, join us at the Hornbeam on Mondays from 10am or complete the short volunteer online form.

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People’s Kitchen – every Monday

People's Kitchen menu
People’s Kitchen menu

Every Monday the normal Hornbeam Cafe is closed, but we transform it with volunteer-led cooking, using zero waste food donated from supermarkets and local shops.

Food is served 1pm, or come and help make the lunch and join us at 10am to prep the food.

Everyone welcome so come and share your lunch with others who live and work locally. Do tell your neighbour or colleagues.

 

People's Kitchen volunteers preparing food
People’s Kitchen volunteers preparing food

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People’s Kitchen is part of Hornbeam’s Food for London project, which works with Waltham Forest Food Rescue and other anti-food waste organisations.

Visit our Best Before pop-up ‘pay-what-you-feel’ food stall outside the Hornbeam every Monday too (weather permitting). New volunteers always welcome. Contact volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk to help on stalls or to collect food for local agencies supporting those in need. 

 

Pay-what-you-feel stalls popping up in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Food Rescue are running pop-up ‘pay-what-you-feel’ food stalls around the borough to highlight the fact that food is often thrown away while it is still good enough to eat.

Free baby food that would have been wasted!
Free baby food that would have been wasted!

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Best Before Stalls

  • Every Monday, 12:00 – 15:00 out the the Hornbeam (weather permitting)
  • Every Tuesday. 14:30 – 17:30 at Friday Hill Tenants Management Organisation offices, Chingford Hatch  E4 6JT.
  • First Saturday of the Month, 11.00-15.00 at the Transition Leytonstone Market outside Matalan, Leytonstone High Road, E11 1HH.
  • NEW POP-UP: Every saturday in May at Walthamstow Town Square, near the library, 9.00-15.30
We welcome suggestions of new places for pop-up Food Rescue stalls and would love to hear from people who would like to volunteer. Contact Poppy

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 and community skills.

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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.

Best Before Campaigner – Volunteer Role Description

Pay-what-you-feel stall assistant – WF Food Rescue Stall Assistant, volunteer role description

Food Redistributor – WF Food Rescue Redistributor, volunteer role description

Contact Poppy on poppy@thisisrubbish.org.uk for more info.

Introducing… Makeover Mondays!

Please join us on the Last Monday of every month (9.30am start, lunch at 1.30pm) for the tasks that keep this building ticking over and remaining an amazing resource for so many groups in the community.

Click here to join us, ensuring that you let us know that it’s Makeover Mondays that you’re interested in!

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Inspiration! From http://www.thelifeofluxury.com

Thanks all for helping us with our Hallway Makeover in Feb! Our toilet’s not quite as sparkly as this but it’s looking good!

 

Mon 23 Jan – Community Monday with Hedgeherbs at the Hornbeam

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Make your own herbal remedies for the family with medical herbalist Rasheeqa of Hedgeherbs at the Hornbeam between 10am-1pm.
Learn how to make effective and tasty medicines for the kids when they get poorly, with kitchen ingredients and local plants! Natural healthcare at low cost and with connection to our environment: healthy families, healthy communities, healthy earth.
We will looks at common seasonal lurgies from coughs, colds and flus to allergies, skin and tummy upsets.
Booking essential (details to follow).

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Community Mondays in January

 

All are welcome to Community Mondays
All are welcome to Community Mondays

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 volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk 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 volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk.

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Eating together on Community Mondays

Pay-what-you-feel food stalls borough-wide
Waltham Forest Food Rescue are also running pop-up ‘pay-what-you-feel’ food stalls around the borough.

  • Every Monday, 12:00 – 15:00 at the the Hornbeam
  • Every Tuesday. 14:30 – 17:30 at Friday Hill Tenants Management Organisation offices
  • First Saturday of the Month, at the Transition Leytonstone Market outside Matalan, Leytonstone High Road.

We welcome suggestions of new places for pop-up Food Rescue stalls and would love to hear from people who would like to volunteer. Contact Poppy.

Monday 16 Jan: Kids Kitchen 10-12pm, Cooking with the under fives, singing songs together and washing up. Please book to secure your place.

Mon 23 Jan Community Monday with Hedge Herbs, 10am-12pm Make your own herbal remedies for childhood ailments with Rasheeqa from Hedgeherbs.

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.

NOTE

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. 

 

Kids Kitchen

Kids Kitchen
Kids Kitchen

As part of the Hornbeam’s Community Mondays, Kids Kitchen will be on the third Monday of every month. Join us with your little-ins –  prepare and eat fresh healthy food with while singing songs, playing and washing up.

Kids Kitchen is a collective of Parents and Vegan Chefs who want to share food with young children. Creating spaces for Kids and parents to get stuck in and explore cooking, local, organic, fun food with out having to worry how much mess they are making!

If you have a child or children under 5 come to Kids’ Kitchen, or tell your friends who do to, and cook a fun, healthy lunch while exploring, enjoying and learning about food.

10am-12pm at the Hornbeam Cafe.
£4 (£2 concessions) – includes lunch for your child.
Please book as spaces are limited.

Here’s a link to our facebook page, so please feel free to “like” us and share us with your friends on facebook.
See you soon

Low Cost Parenting – 10p burger workshops

Sun 27 Nov, 2-4pm, Learning Lodge
Mon 28 Nov, 10am-12pm, Hornbeam Centre
Learn how to make tasty, healthy family food on a budget on Sunday in the beautiful location of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve or on Monday at the Hornbeam Centre and Cafe.
Join us to make cheap and healthy bean burgers - yum!
Join us to make cheap and healthy bean burgers – yum!
We’ll be making Jack Munroe’s delicious 10p beanburgers. Kids can eat the fruits of your labour! Free, donations towards costs welcome. Craft activities also available for children if they don’t want to join in with the food activity.
Parents welcome with or without children, eat the burgers for lunch in our cafe or take them home with you!
Folding buggies only please if coming to the Hornbeam session.