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

Lick your lips – here comes…The 2015 Big Lunch

The 2015 Big Lunchwill be happening at our lovely Church Lane Community Garden on Sunday June 7th. It’s a communal, yearly event which has been taking place on the first Sunday of June since 2009. It’s based on a simple formula: sharing food and drink with other people from your local community, getting to know […]


Cultivate Waltham Forest

The Cultivate Festival – March 20-29 2015 A showcase for all of the food growing initiatives that are already on offer in the borough. The borough already has an established movement of food growers with many organisations, community groups and individuals growing for themselves and for sale with a strong sustainable ethos. The event demonstrates […]


Events and Actions in E11 and E17

Help a local school win free solar panels! Just 2 days left to vote…   Stoneydown Park Primary School in Walthamstow is one of just six finalists in Friends of the Earth’s ‘Run on Sun’ national competition to win a set of free solar panels worth £15,000. Voting ends February 10th, and currently Stoneydown is […]


Education, education, education

Vertical Veg Workshop The next event in our Community Garden will be a suitably seasonal affair, with free soup, artisan bread, cake, and a warming fire to boot. All are invited. Oh yes, and the education side of it? We will be partnering with Groundwork to run a Vertical Veg workshop. This is about building growing […]


Seasonal Selebrations…hic!

SOCIAL OCCASIONS in December   Pre-Christmas Social – plus news from Japan’s Transition Movement Earlier this year Ros spent two months in Japan, taking the opportunity to visit 4 Transition Towns, to see what they were up to, and to share with them what we are doing here in Leytonstone. They were very different from […]


Mushroom Magic, Permaculture for Transition…and November Green Drinks

  Introduction to Wild Mushrooms Did you know that there are more than 1500 species of mushrooms growing wild in London? On November 15, 12-2pm, come to the Church Lane Community Garden for an introduction to the mysterious kingdom of the Fungi. In this interactive session, you’ll learn about how mushrooms fit into our ecosystem, […]


Healthy Herbs and Raw Food : 2 Upcoming Workshops

Thyme for some Mint: a Herb Growing Workshop Save money and pep up your cookery by growing your own supply of herbs, indoors and out. A workshop delivered by Groundwork in collaboration with Transition Leytonstone. Venue: Church Lane Community Garden, Harold Road, Leytonstone E11 4QX (next to the children’s playground) Date: Saturday October 25th Time: […]


Cool Ecopoetry, Warm Homes, Crunchy Apples and Green Drinks!

E11 ECO @ The Hornbeam  on NATIONAL POETRY DAY – THURSDAY OCTOBER 2nd Tonight make a date with Transition Leytonstone’s home-grown ecopoetry performance group, E11 Eco. It’s National Poetry Day, and we’re joining a clamouring crowd of fellow performers at The Hornbeam Cafe. Don’t come after 7pm unless you want to miss 7 of the […]


Workshops: Apple Juicing jamboree; Growing Food in Small Spaces, Future Workshop Suggestions

Apple Juicing Success! A great time was had by all this Saturday at the Community Garden, with around 120 kilos of apples and pears going into our large, newly-built manual press – and coming out as the most glorious-tasting juice. Children and adults alike tried their hand at grating and pressing the fruit: operating the […]