Transition Leytonstone is a community initiative which aims to make Leytonstone the best and most sustainable place to be. We care about the environment – and each other.  We have: A community garden, monthly Green Drinks, weekly local produce stall, an ecopoetry group, social events – films, talks, quizzes and more.

Recent News

Leytonstone Festival News

We’ll be participating in this year’s Leytonstone Festival with three diverse events which will hopefully appeal to all tastes. The Leytonstone Festival Programme, containing all of the festival events between July 10-July 20, will be available from our Saturday Produce Stall from July 5th. While we’re waiting for its appearance, we might as well make […]


Carpentry, Cherries and Cold Drinks

Windowbox Workshop If you’ve got a lonely looking windowsill, or a patch of ground that could do with a bit of dressing up, don’t head off to the garden centre to waste your money on a readymade windowbox or planter to fill the empty space. Why make use of someone else’s mass-produced idea when you […]


Invitation to our Big Lunch Tomorrow – starting 12 noon

THE BIG LUNCH @ Church Lane Community Garden, Sunday June 1st Tomorrow we’ll be joining communities up and down the country to celebrate local togetherness. We’ll be holding a feast in the Community Garden from 12pm – so please pop over with your family, friends and children and babies. In the spirit of the occasion, […]


Green Drinks Tomorrow, Foraging Walk on Saturday and…The Big Lunch on June 1st!

Green Drinks at 8pm Tomorrow, May 15th at the Walnut Tree Pub  Tomorrow the place to be is The Walnut Tree, 857-861 Leytonstone High Road, E11 1HH. We’ll be enjoying another session of green drinks and green conversation. If you have a few ideas for workshops to fill our varied and exciting programme at the […]


Out and about: Easter Period Activities with Transition Leytonstone

Green Drinks Tuesday April 15th – 8pm: Green Drinks It’s almost time again to head to The Walnut Tree, 857-861 Leytonstone High Road, E11 1HH. We’ll be enjoying another session of green drinks and green conversation. If you’re new to Leytonstone or new to Transition (or both), don’t hesitate to come along: you’ll find us […]


Cultivate: Last Tickets for Friday’s Conference, Sharing Food, Seed and Space…The Power of Community

  Stop Press: Conference Almost Sold Out! Cultivate Waltham Forest’s very first urban food growing festival, will be kicking off on Friday March 21 with Grow Waltham Forest, a one-day conference at Leytonstone Library. The event will support and promote sustainable food growing in the borough. The conference is especially for those who are already […]


Cultivate: The Waltham Forest Food Growing Festival

Our Cultivate Diary   Cultivate is Waltham Forest’s very first urban food growing festival, taking place over 9 days between March 21-March 30. The event will kickstart with a one-day conference hosted by Capital Growth, where established and new local food growers and home grown champions will come together to share debate to help to create […]


Get Building! Get Grafting! Two Spring Workshops in our Community Garden

Fruit Tree Grafting Fancy growing different varieties of apples or pears on your back garden tree? Come to the Church Lane Community Garden on February 22 at 1pm, and learn about the tools and techniques of grafting fruit trees. Grafting enthusiast and permaculture expert Phil will start you on your way to mastering this ancient […]


Birthday Party: Less than 4 Days to Go

Not to be missed on Saturday 15th February: The Community Garden Birthday Party! The event starts at 12pm and is immediately followed round about 3pm by a community meeting. Here’s the final schedule of events: 12-3pm: Food 12-3pm Seed Swap and Giveaway 12:30-2pm Seed Sowing 2-3pm Tool Maintenance Workshop 3pm Community Meeting Children are welcome! […]