Category Archives: Hornbeam

Cafe Volunteers needed

The Hornbeam’s life blood is its amazing volunteers. We are looking for friendly people to help out in our cosy cafe during the week. Could you help?

Shifts are 9am-2pm or 1-6pm. Tues, Wed or Thurs.

If you have cafe experience that would be great, but if not, just a friendly and pro-active attitude with lots of passion for good food and some experience with food prep is most important.

By volunteering you’ll be helping this long-standing community space keep its costs low so we can support community initiatives in various ways. You’ll also learn about running a cafe and be in a wonderful, supportive and social place.

Start date: as soon as possible

Contact: Anne@hornbeam.org.uk or drop by and say hello.

Apple Day at Vestry House Museum – 14 Oct 2017

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!

Buy a beautiful apple tree
Buy a beautiful apple tree

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.

Apple Day wouldn't be Apple Day without E17 DJ Auntie Maureen
Apple Day wouldn’t be Apple Day without E17 DJ Auntie Maureen
All sorts of Apple Day crafts
All sorts of Apple Day crafts

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.

Make your own apple juice!
Make your own apple juice!
Apples make cider...
Apples make cider…

We need lots of volunteers to help out on the day and it’s a wonderful event to be involved in! Contact us here. 

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Love the Hornbeam? Volunteer to keep it ticking.

We have so much going on that the support of volunteers is vital to helping us run all the projects that we do.

If you have time or skills you’d like to share or just time and energy and would like to learn some skills, please get in touch!


Volunteer press Liaison
Do you have experience or would like to gain it talking to the local and national press and providing them with what they need to create great stories about the amazing work we do? We have so much going on that’s worth letting the media know about we’d love some help. Tell us why you think you’d be good at this here.

Volunteer Photo Editor
Are you familiar with online photography storage? Could you help us create a system to store all our amazing photos in one place and for staff to have easy access to them? If this is your world we’d love to hear from you. Contact Sue at info@hornbeam.org.uk
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Walthamstow Apple Day volunteers
Save the date: 14 October is Apple Day! The Hornbeam and the Learning Lodge will have a stall to tell people about our work and if you are a fan of the Hornbeam and love chatting to people, we’d love to have you join us. Tell us about yourself here.

Join our Social Media Champions
Could you help us get the word out about the amazing work we do around the borough on social media? Whether your preferred ‘platform’ is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram we’d love to hear from you. We’d like to recruit a few Social Media Champs so we can share the sharing love. Do spread the word. Message Sue at the Hornbeam on Facebook or Twitter if you’re up for it!

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Thurs 11 May – Growing the Local Dream workshop

HORNBEAM NIGHTS Thurs workshop, 7-10pm

Growing your own food - practical activism.
Growing your own food – practical activism.

Thurs 11 May, GROWING THE LOCAL DREAM: a talk on making food sovereignty a reality and how to start growing your own.

We have three guests speakers who are involved in growing with Hornbeam partner and local community growing project Organiclea. 

SPEAKERS:
Melanie Strickland – OrganicLea: What is Food sovereignty?
Food sovereignty allows communities control over the way food is produced, traded and consumed. The food sovereignty movement is a global alliance of farmers, growers, consumers and activists.
Mel is the Community Food Movement Builder at Organiclea

Terry Bennett – OrganicLea: How to bring small growers into the political mainstream.
Terry will be referencing the Land Worker’s alliance post brexit agricultural policy.
– A new growth model for a new generation.
– Grow the dream and nurture your brain.

Jon Rackham – Gardens for all
Do it yourself. How to bring your growing home.

FREE although donations to Hornbeam and Organiclea’s community work are gratefully received.

FOOD AVAILABLE: hot vegan curry and rice bowl for £6.

DRINKS: choose from our fully stocked bar of local ales and ciders, bio-dynamic wines, locally made soft drinks and vegan snacks.

FIND OUT ABOUT VOLUNTEERING: You can also find out about the work of Organiclea and the Hornbeam and volunteering opportunities at both

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

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 was going to be wasted, cooking it into something yummy together with a lot of people and having fun in the process.

Join us to fill bellies instead of bins!

This event is also a perfect opportunity to bring the diverse range of local food organisations together to launch the Local People’s Food Forum. So come along to discover what is being done in Waltham Forest to build a sustainable food system, from farm to fork and beyond.

This family-friendly event is free and all are welcome!  There will also be stalls, workshops and live entertainment! For any more info contact: poppy@thisisrubbish.org.uk

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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. 

 

Sat 10th and Sun 11 Sept – Cultivate festival at the Hornbeam

The Cultivate Waltham Forest Festival is for everyone interested in growing food in Waltham Forest. Whether your food growing space is squeezed into a window sill, a doorway, stretches across an urban garden, transforms a community garden or is an enterprising market garden.

Cultivate Food Fayre and Local Beer Festival at the Hornbeam
Cultivate Food Fayre and Local Beer Festival at the Hornbeam

Sat 10 Sept:

-Local organic vegetarian & vegan street food.
-Sustainable living demonstrations, advice, demos – OrganicLea
-Fresh, organic seasonal vegetables & fruit stall – OrganicLea
-Waltham Forest Food Rescuers will be working with a group of volunteers to spread awareness about food wastage and the real truth behind Best before dates.
-Local cask, bottled & keg beer from midday
-LIVE MUSIC FROM 2PM
The Ramble jam band from 2pm
The Yes Mess from 5pm
BEER FROM ToastWild Card BreweryPearly Queen Beer Co. AND  East London Brewing Company

Also on Saturday – Food Rescuers Wanted!
If you’re passionate about food waste, come and be part of our group of volunteers chatting to local shopkeepers this Saturday 10 Sept! Part of the fantastic Cultivate Waltham Forest urban food festival. Pls share.
http://www.hornbeam.org.uk/2016/09/food-rescuers-wanted/

Sunday chillin’
On Sunday 11th September the cafe will be the usual mellow Sunday cafe day but we’ll also be serving beers from all the above breweries in keg, bottle & cask.