Scrumping is simply scrumptious – Now!
If you have a tree in your garden or neighbourhood that has more fruit than you can handle, please don’t wait until the wasps get it – email email@example.com, or call 07747 014 235. We are coordinating with Organiclea’s Scrumping Project, which has been harvesting surplus fruit in the borough for several years. Small teams of scrumping volunteers will be collecting or picking fruit that cannot otherwise be used throughout the Autumn months. If you need help with harvesting, provided your tree(s) has had no chemical treatments, the following fruits are more than welcome: apples, pears, figs, plums, grapes. Nuts too, are much appreciated. 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.
Many of the scrumped apples will be juiced on Walthamstow Apple Day at Vestry House on 12th October, so put the date in your diary if you want to help with the juicing – or just drink the heavenly stuff!
Green Drinks – September 15th
Coming up: on Sunday 15th September, our monthly informal green get together at The Walnut Tree Pub, 857-861 High Road Leytonstone, E11 1HH. If you’re new to the area, you’ll find us a very friendly bunch. Look out for the sign with the 3 green tankards.
In Transition 2.0 – Free Film Screening – September 28th
Time: 7pm (doors open 6.30)
Venue: Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, E11 1HG
In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.
Some of Transition Leytonstone‘s local food growing initiatives: last year we cleared a patch of unloved wasteland near Leytonstone Station car park – it’s now a productive and popular permaculture site, The Church Lane Community Garden. We’re also partnering with OrganicLea, running the Community Local Produce stall every Saturday outside Matalan. Currently we’re exploring the potential of working with local schools and setting up a GardenShare scheme.
If you want to be inspired, why not come along to see In Transition 2.0 (less than an hour long), meet some of the other people in Transition Leytonstone and join in a friendly brainstorming discussion afterwards? You’ll find it much easier than you think to change the world, one plant at a time…with others!
This event is part of the Urban Food Fortnight – September 14th-September 30th.