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.
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
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.
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 certification for those that would like to get it), food prep for People’s Kitchen, social media sharing and admin support.
We are recruiting Community Monday Lead Volunteers – could that be you? If you’re interested in leading a group of volunteers of various abilities and inspire them to learn about cooking we’d love to hear from you! Full position details coming soon. We’re looking to recruit a few Community Monday Lead Volunteers so the sessions will be shared among a few people. 11am-2.30p
More about People’s Kitchen: The FIRST and THIRD Community Monday of every month is People’s Kitchen – delicious lunch made from rescued food. Volunteer from 10am or just come to eat at 1pm – Pay-what-you-feel! More info.