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

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 […]


Saturday Produce Stall Appeal

Can You Sell Fruit and Veg? Help Needed Saturday 9th August!   Every Saturday we help OrganicLea with the running of the local community produce stall next to Matalan. On Saturday 9th August our current team of helpers will be unavailable, so we’re looking for a few foodies to come along to assist OrganicLea’s staff […]


Early Apple Harvest: Pickers Needed!

Apples, Pears and More – Can You Help?   The 2014 apple harvest is well on the way, and our friends at OrganicLea have been sending us notifications of various Leytonstone gardens groaning with excess fruit. These early apples won’t keep well, and we will need to pick them as soon as possible before any […]


Cider Consumption? Apple Press Construction!

On Holiday in Leytonstone? At Home in Leyton? It’s August, a traditional time for people to get away on holiday, but here in E11 there are many who are staying put – and several who are visiting. Green Drinks is for you all – a time to get together with other local environmentally-minded people and […]