Hornbeam regular activities

As well as hosting Waltham Forest’s longest running (around 30 years!) vegetarian (now vegan) cafe from Tuesday to Sunday, the Hornbeam runs a variety of events for and by the community, based around promoting sustainable and low-cost living.

Please check events and social media for changes.

Food Rescue Kitchen: drop-in opportunities to learn to cook vegan food or just to eat. Cook from 10am, eat from 1 – 2pm.

We run pay-as-you-feel food stalls around the borough as part of this project providing food that is perfect to eat, but won’t be sold by shops as it’s near it’s ‘best before’ date.

Welcome Meals: FREE community meals for new residents in Waltham Forest! If you’ve moved here in the last 12 months (or know someone who has), head on over to the Welcome Meals page and come to one of our next meals! Connect with new people, find out what’s happening in your community and share a delicious free meal together!

Spring into Foraging: FREE walks and workshops introducing you to herbalism. March – June 2020. Booking is necessary!

Family activitiesWe have lots of activities at the Hornbeam and the Learning Lodge using craft, food and nature to entertain, including the regular Sunday Family Club.

Hornbeam Pop-Up Best Before, Still Good After stall

Supporting community building: We hold events which give support to people who need a space to meet. Past supported projects include the Stories and Supper Clubs which give refugees and migrants a chance to meet, learn, cook and tell their stories.

OrganicLea’s Market Stall: every Saturday 10am-3pm our partner Organiclea, run a food and veg stall outside the Hornbeam cafe.  The market stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves.  Another stall is held in Leytonstone outside Matalan.

More regular events also happen at our Learning Lodge in Chingford. 

Upcoming events:

Wed 1st Jan 2020 - Wed 30th Sep 2020, 12:00am

Welcome Meals 2020

Sat 28th Mar 2020 - Sun 29th Mar 2020, 11:00am - 12:00pm

LingoZingo French & Spanish classes for 3-10yrs

The Learning Lodge, Chingford, London

Mon 30th Mar 2020, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Food Rescue Mondays

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Art at the Learning Lodge

Tue 31st Mar 2020, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Tues Adult Art Classes at the Learning Lodge

The Learning Lodge, Chingford, London

Wed 1st Apr 2020, 9:30am - 10:30am

Women's Tai Chi Corner in Pimp Hall Nature Reserve

The Learning Lodge, Chingford, London

Art at the Learning Lodge

Wed 1st Apr 2020, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Wed Adult Art Lessons at the Learning Lodge

The Learning Lodge, Chingford, London

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