A Film, A Quiz, Apples ‘n’ Pears…and Green Drinks

Posted on September 27, 2013 by ecoviewfinder

Tomorrow Night! In Transition 2.0 – Free Film Screening at Leytonstone Library

Transition2_0poster-In Transition 2.0
is an inspiring documentary (under an hour long), about communities all over the world responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism.  It’s the power of just doing stuff!  You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. 

For a different sort of Saturday evening, why not come along to see In Transition 2.0 (less than an hour long), drink some of Transition Leytonstone’s’ wonderful apple juice (truly a nectar of the gods), freshly pressed in the Church Lane Community Garden, eat some home made carbon footprint cookies, and join some of the other people in Transition Leytonstone for a friendly brainstorming discussion afterwards?

Date: September 28th Time: 7pm (doors open 6.30) Venue: Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, E11 1HG

Bookings: https://leytonstoneintransition2.eventbrite.co.uk/

This event is part of the Urban Food Fortnight – September 14th-September 30th.



Call for Scrumpers and Fruit Tree Owners (2014)!

Scrumping 2013_DSC5684During the past month we have enjoyed coordinating with Organiclea’s Scrumping Project, which has been harvesting surplus fruit in the borough for several years. We are now compiling a list of people and places for next year’s harvest, so we’d love to know the whereabouts of any fruit or nut trees that we can help with (as long as the trees have had not been chemically treated). You get to keep 25% of your fruit, while the rest goes to the Organiclea produce stalls, or is made into jams, pickles and juice.

If you missed out on the fun this year, and would like to join a small team of scrumpers in 2014, or put your fruit or nut trees on our list, please email info@transitionleytonstone.org.uk, or call Diana on 07747 014 235.






Friends of Wanstead Parklands – Quiz Night – Saturday October 5th

Quiz night on behalf of Friends of Wanstead Parklands. “To help us move to a £5m full grant application, that will improve one of the nation’s most significant parks to a sustainable future”.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Leytonstone Ex Servicemen’s Club
2 Harvey Road
E11 3DB

£10 non-members, £8 for members. Tables of 6 and/or individuals welcome. Star of India food included in ticket price. (NB: food catering for all tastes) Raffle and prizes for the winning team.


Apple Day – Saturday October 12th

Many of the apples scrumped this year will be juiced on Walthamstow Apple Day. Apple Day was originally created as a way of celebrating and demonstrating the variety we are in danger of losing – not simply in apples, but richness and diversity of landscape, place, ecology and culture too. Its success has shown what the apple means to us and how much we need local celebrations in which, year after year, everyone can be involved. In city, town and country, Apple Day events have fostered local pride, celebrated and deepened interest in local distinctiveness.

Now in its 13th year, Apple Day is at the ‘core’ of the Walthamstow Village’s celebrations, and takes place 11-4pm on Saturday 12th October 2013; as usual it will be held in the beautiful gardens of Vestry House Museum E17 9NH.

This celebration of everything “appley” drew over 1,300 visitors last year, and is a buzzing, local, family-oriented event which distributes funds raised to good causes in the area. So do come and join us for some apple activities and apple-tastic refreshments.


Green Drinks – October 15th

Don’t forget our monthly green get together on Tuesday15th October, at The Walnut Tree Pub, 857-861 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH. Interesting conversations guaranteed! So don’t hang back, we’re looking forward to seeing you. Look out for the sign with the 3 green tankards.