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

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 […]


It’s all about gardens…apples…permaculture

Apple Celebration on Saturday September 20th at the Community Garden Learn how to press the juice out of kilos of apples with a large manual press, specially built for the Community Garden by local people. Use our stockpile of apples and/or bring your own. Locally picked/scrumped apples welcome. Try to avoid supermarket fruit! There will […]


Apples Galore 4pm Tomorrow

Apple Pick Tomorrow Afternoon If you’re keen to pick apples and are free tomorrow afternoon from 4pm, why not pop along to the Community Garden. Special equipment is not mandatory, but if you do own a fruit picking pole, do bring it along. We’ll be meeting there before moving off to Redbridge Lane Allotments where […]


How to Make Jam

A Jam Making Workshop for the Perplexed   Worried about sterilising jars? Temperatures? Are your jams as runny as a river or sloppy as a slush puppie? Have you given up after a couple of failures? The mystery behind making the perfect jam will be revealed at this workshop. It will be held on Saturday […]