Food Rescue Kitchen – every Monday

Every Monday the Hornbeam Cafe is transformed into a volunteer-led cooking, using zero waste food donated from supermarkets and local shops as part of our Food Rescue Project. Food is served 1pm, or come and help make the lunch and join us at 10am for an induction and then off to prep the food. Everyone […]

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 […]

Thurs 11 May – Growing the Local Dream workshop

HORNBEAM NIGHTS Thurs workshop, 7-10pm 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 […]

Visit to Hawkwood – Organiclea’s Growing Site

Wed 11 Jan: Group visit to Hawkwood, Organiclea’s growing site in Chingford.  We’re organising a trip to the Organiclea’s amazing growing site in Chingford for anyone interested in volunteering there.     Meet at the Hornbeam at 10.30am and we will travel together by bus to Hawkwood. For more info on volunteering roles at Organiclea, visit https://www.organiclea.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/

Community Mondays in January

  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 […]

Community Mondays

Community Mondays: one-off, drop-in opportunities 10.00am-2pm – we help maintain the space together, pick up some skills and often have some lunch too. Past Community Mondays have included Makeover Mondays (painting, repairing and general upkeep of the Hornbeam), skill shares in low cost and sustainable living, sign-writing, jam and juice making (working to an AQA […]

Jamming with Organiclea

Alongside Community Mondays at the Hornbeam E17:  Jamming with Organiclea. Work in a commercial kitchen producing jams, drinks and preserves to sell on Organiclea’s community stalls and in local shops all over Waltham Forest, using seasonal produce and gluts. You can work towards a Preserving AQA, this is great for any level and experience.  Or just […]