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, a weekly local produce stall, a Community Fridge and Food Rescue stall, an ecopoetry group, social events – films, talks, quizzes and more.

Recent News

Why we all need more mushrooms in our lives

    Do you grow your own food?  Vegetables maybe?  Herbs?  Fruit?  How about mushrooms?  Actually, the processes of cultivating fungi are only recently being developed and understood but they may just be one of the most important food types to learn about – highly nutritious but also crucial for the health of our soils […]

The Transition Leytonstone Saturday Produce Stall: why it’s my stall of choice

Transition Leytonstone, in collaboration with OrganicLea, runs a market stall each Saturday between St John’s church and Matalan.  Some of the produce is grown at OrganicLea’s site in Chingford, with the rest being sourced from as close to London as possible.  Of course, organic food is available nowadays in supermarkets, and with their advantages of […]

New: Church Lane Street Market

We are excited to be participating in the 4-week trial of a new street market in the centre of Leytonstone on the site of Church Lane Car Park.  Starting on April 21st, the car park will be transformed on 4 consecutive Saturdays into a trading area for all manner of food, drink, and creative craftspeople’s […]

Museum of London – Phyto-Sensor: an air quality garden workshop and walk

We are starting a series of occasional posts on topics of interest to Transitioners.  The below is an account of a recent workshop at the Museum of London on air quality and plants which help clean our air of pollutants. The author is Best Before Stall helper Sandra Beeson.   On 17th March I attended a workshop at the Museum of London, run […]

Bikes, Cars, Many Hands and a Lawnmower

Bikes vs Cars – Free Film & Discussion 7pm, Thursday February 18th @ The Wanstead Tap, 352 Winchelsea Road, London E7 0AQ Bikes vs Cars is the new documentary from director Fredrik Gertten. The film explores traffic infrastructure in Los Angeles, Sao Paolo, Toronto and Copenhagen, looking for a workable solution to the problems caused […]

Harvest Supper in 2 days!

Celebrating 6 years of Transition Leytonstone Believe it or not, 6 years have gone by since the inception of Transition Leytonstone on September 28th, 2009! To celebrate both our birthday and the success of the Market Stall we’ve been running in partnership with OrganicLea, we’re holding a Harvest Supper on Saturday 24th October at St. […]

Lick your lips – here comes…The 2015 Big Lunch

The 2015 Big Lunch will 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 […]

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 […]