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

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 […]

Solar Dryer Making Workshop This Saturday

 SOLAR DRYER MAKING WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY The newest and most energy-hungry methods of food preservation are well known to all: refrigeration and freezing – and of course, canning. Your grandmother (and if you’re very lucky, your mother) may also have made regular use of pickling and potting and making preserves. Sadly nowadays time-poor people have […]

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 […]