The Hornbeam in conjunction with Waltham Forest Council organises events to highlight the borough’s astonishing biodiversity, programmes for local school children and  coordinates the publication of Green Celebrations, an annual publication which lists outdoor environmental events and activities organised by a range of community groups around the borough.

Resources we have produced (you will need Adobe Reader or equivalent to download these pdfs):

A Short Guide to the Edible Fungi in Waltham Forest & Lea Valley

Gardening for Wildlife in Waltham Forest

Watching out for bats, July 2010

The first of the Hornbeam Centre’s summer events to highlight the borough’s astonishing biodiversity took place on Sunday (May 16th 2010).  A guided walk in Epping Forest, funded by the borough council, was an ideal opportunity to take in the range of plant and animal life in this wild rural space so close to our doorsteps (see attached photos).  Led by ecologist Annie Chipchase, the walk started from Hawkwood Nursery in North Chingford, home of local food growers’ cooperative Organiclea.  Annie pointed out easily overlooked natural battles, like six different tree seedlings fighting for space in a tiny sunlit patch.

Hornbeam’s woodland walk, 16th May 2010