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Agenda

  1. Apr
    21
    Sat

    1. Best Before Stall @ Next to Matalan and St. Johns Church
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Alongside our successful Saturday Produce Stall, a food rescue stall.

      BB_20.1.18_lo-res_IMG_3857The Best Before Stall stocks an ever-changing selection of packaged foods from spices to rices – via puddings, preserves, pasta, drinks, crisps, teas and chocolates. We source these foods from local shops as well as from a few thoughtful individuals. One thing all of these foods have in common is that they are all past their ‘best before’ date. They are perfectly OK and legal to be offered for sale. So come along, have a browse, choose your items and pay us what you feel is right. The stall is run in collaboration with the Best Before Project, ThisisRubbish and FRP. We are currently running this stall on the first and third Saturday of every month. We are starting to supply food to a group supporting Leytonstone street sleepers, as well as to the Christian Kitchen in Walthamstow, and to one of our stall volunteers who cooks meals for homeless people at the Ilford Salvation Army. If you’d like to volunteer with us, we might be able to hold it every Saturday. Stop the waste, stop the rot!

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      10:00 am
      Best Before Stall @ Next to Matalan and St. Johns Church
    2. Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Church Lane Community Garden is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm, also Wednesdays, 11am-4pm. It’s on Harold Road, just past the children’s playground and the footbridge over the Central line. Come along to see what’s growing, admire our locally built pizza oven, solar dryer, apple press and amazing water butts. You can also borrow a range of gardening tools; plants are available for a donation. Community gardeners Shannon and Mihkel will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We hold regular Saturday workshops and events over the year.

      Mihkel delivers a Seed Saving workshop (photo: Diana Korchien/TL)

      Mihkel delivers a Seed Saving workshop (photo: Diana Korchien/TL)

      A few examples: mushroom growing, apple juicing, compost making, pruning, building a cold frame. Experienced or not, we welcome new people.

      Perhaps you’d like to volunteer? That would be fantastic, as our hard-working community garden team could always do with more help.

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      10:00 am
      Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
    3. Locally Sourced Organic Produce Stall @ Next to Matalan
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm
      Our 'stall'wart volunteer Christine helpijng OrganicLea's Kristen

      Our ‘stall’wart volunteer Christine helpijng OrganicLea’s Kristen

      The stall has been going since July 2011; it’s a partnership between Transition Leytonstone and local food growing cooperative OrganicLea. Definitely the best place in Leytonstone for seasonal organic and local fresh produce, it’s open every Saturday from 10am-3pm, sometimes a little bit later – if you’re lucky.Saturday Stall-a_31.10.15 The stall also features eggs from ex-battery rescued hens (very happy layers now), super organic veggie samosas (the best I’ve ever eaten), jams, chutneys, fruit juices and amazing locally baked bread – one slice will definitely satisfy you for a while! Also not to be missed: OrganicLea’s unusual mixed salad bags – the contents vary throughout the year, with brightly coloured edible flowers a summer trademark.

      Transition Leytonstone also provides stall volunteers, who enjoy a 20% discount on all produce. If you’re interested in regular or occasional volunteering, find out more from RoseMary, our volunteer coordinator.

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      10:00 am
      Locally Sourced Organic Produce Stall @ Next to Matalan
    4. The Big Dig @ Church Lane Community Garden
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm
      plantingDrop in to the community garden on Saturday 21st April 11am – 2pm to help us weed and replant our perennial beds with new fruits and herbs. No experience required, and all ages and ability levels are welcome.
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      11:00 am
      The Big Dig @ Church Lane Community Garden
  2. Apr
    24
    Tue

    1. Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Church Lane Community Garden will be open again every Tuesday from 11am to 4pm (also Saturdays, 10am-4pm). It’s on Harold Road, just past the children’s playground and the footbridge over the Central line. Come along to see what’s growing, admire our locally built solar dryer, apple press and cob oven.  Not to mention our rainwater storage facilities!

      You can also borrow a range of gardening tools; plants are available for a donation. Community gardener Shannon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We welcome new people – perhaps you’d like to volunteer?

      Phil and Shannon outside the garden gate. (photo James Cracknell/Waltham Forest Echo)

      Phil and Shannon outside the garden gate. (photo James Cracknell/Waltham Forest Echo)

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      11:00 am
      Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
  3. Apr
    27
    Fri

    1. Volunteers’ Feast @ United Free Church
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Bayeux-feast01_lo-res copyWe offer a delicious chef-prepared feast for volunteers past, present and future. Ingredients supplied by the Best Before Stall, the Felix Project, Organiclea and Transition Leytonstone.

      We will also be presenting our 4 food-related projects: the Saturday Local Produce Stall, Church Lane Community Garden, the Best Before Stall and the Leytonstone Community Fridge, and answering your questions. Looking forward to meeting newbies and oldies alike, and of course to inspiring some of you to join one or more of our projects. There’s no time like the present.

      Tickets for the feast are bookable here. Only people with a serious interest in volunteering need apply!

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      7:00 pm
      Volunteers’ Feast @ United Free Church
  4. Apr
    28
    Sat

    1. Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Church Lane Community Garden is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm, also Wednesdays, 11am-4pm. It’s on Harold Road, just past the children’s playground and the footbridge over the Central line. Come along to see what’s growing, admire our locally built pizza oven, solar dryer, apple press and amazing water butts. You can also borrow a range of gardening tools; plants are available for a donation. Community gardeners Shannon and Mihkel will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We hold regular Saturday workshops and events over the year.

      Mihkel delivers a Seed Saving workshop (photo: Diana Korchien/TL)

      Mihkel delivers a Seed Saving workshop (photo: Diana Korchien/TL)

      A few examples: mushroom growing, apple juicing, compost making, pruning, building a cold frame. Experienced or not, we welcome new people.

      Perhaps you’d like to volunteer? That would be fantastic, as our hard-working community garden team could always do with more help.

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      10:00 am
      Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
    2. Locally Sourced Organic Produce Stall @ Next to Matalan
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm
      Our 'stall'wart volunteer Christine helpijng OrganicLea's Kristen

      Our ‘stall’wart volunteer Christine helpijng OrganicLea’s Kristen

      The stall has been going since July 2011; it’s a partnership between Transition Leytonstone and local food growing cooperative OrganicLea. Definitely the best place in Leytonstone for seasonal organic and local fresh produce, it’s open every Saturday from 10am-3pm, sometimes a little bit later – if you’re lucky.Saturday Stall-a_31.10.15 The stall also features eggs from ex-battery rescued hens (very happy layers now), super organic veggie samosas (the best I’ve ever eaten), jams, chutneys, fruit juices and amazing locally baked bread – one slice will definitely satisfy you for a while! Also not to be missed: OrganicLea’s unusual mixed salad bags – the contents vary throughout the year, with brightly coloured edible flowers a summer trademark.

      Transition Leytonstone also provides stall volunteers, who enjoy a 20% discount on all produce. If you’re interested in regular or occasional volunteering, find out more from RoseMary, our volunteer coordinator.

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      10:00 am
      Locally Sourced Organic Produce Stall @ Next to Matalan
  5. May
    1
    Tue

    1. Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Church Lane Community Garden will be open again every Tuesday from 11am to 4pm (also Saturdays, 10am-4pm). It’s on Harold Road, just past the children’s playground and the footbridge over the Central line. Come along to see what’s growing, admire our locally built solar dryer, apple press and cob oven.  Not to mention our rainwater storage facilities!

      You can also borrow a range of gardening tools; plants are available for a donation. Community gardener Shannon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We welcome new people – perhaps you’d like to volunteer?

      Phil and Shannon outside the garden gate. (photo James Cracknell/Waltham Forest Echo)

      Phil and Shannon outside the garden gate. (photo James Cracknell/Waltham Forest Echo)

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      11:00 am
      Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
  6. May
    5
    Sat

    1. Best Before Stall @ Next to Matalan and St. Johns Church
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Alongside our successful Saturday Produce Stall, a food rescue stall.

      Our first Best Before Stall - October 1, 2016

      Our first Best Before Stall – October 1, 2016

      The Best Before Stall stocks an ever-changing selection of packaged foods from spices to rices – via puddings, preserves, pasta, drinks, crisps, teas and chocolates. We source these foods from local shops as well as from a few thoughtful individuals. One thing all of these foods have in common is that they are all past their ‘best before’ date. They are perfectly OK and legal to be offered for sale. So come along, have a browse, choose your items and pay us what you feel is right. The stall is run in collaboration with the Best Before Project, ThisisRubbish and FRP. We are currently running this stall on the first and third Saturday of every month. We are starting to supply food to a group supporting Leytonstone street sleepers, as well as to the Christian Kitchen in Walthamstow, and to one of our stall volunteers who cooks meals for homeless people at the Ilford Salvation Army. If you’d like to volunteer with us, we might be able to hold it every Saturday. Stop the waste, stop the rot!

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      10:00 am
      Best Before Stall @ Next to Matalan and St. Johns Church
    2. Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Church Lane Community Garden is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm, also Wednesdays, 11am-4pm. It’s on Harold Road, just past the children’s playground and the footbridge over the Central line. Come along to see what’s growing, admire our locally built pizza oven, solar dryer, apple press and amazing water butts. You can also borrow a range of gardening tools; plants are available for a donation. Community gardeners Shannon and Mihkel will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We hold regular Saturday workshops and events over the year.

      Mihkel delivers a Seed Saving workshop (photo: Diana Korchien/TL)

      Mihkel delivers a Seed Saving workshop (photo: Diana Korchien/TL)

      A few examples: mushroom growing, apple juicing, compost making, pruning, building a cold frame. Experienced or not, we welcome new people.

      Perhaps you’d like to volunteer? That would be fantastic, as our hard-working community garden team could always do with more help.

      +
      10:00 am
      Community Garden Open @ Church Lane Community Garden
    3. Locally Sourced Organic Produce Stall @ Next to Matalan
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm
      Our 'stall'wart volunteer Christine helpijng OrganicLea's Kristen

      Our ‘stall’wart volunteer Christine helpijng OrganicLea’s Kristen

      The stall has been going since July 2011; it’s a partnership between Transition Leytonstone and local food growing cooperative OrganicLea. Definitely the best place in Leytonstone for seasonal organic and local fresh produce, it’s open every Saturday from 10am-3pm, sometimes a little bit later – if you’re lucky.Saturday Stall-a_31.10.15 The stall also features eggs from ex-battery rescued hens (very happy layers now), super organic veggie samosas (the best I’ve ever eaten), jams, chutneys, fruit juices and amazing locally baked bread – one slice will definitely satisfy you for a while! Also not to be missed: OrganicLea’s unusual mixed salad bags – the contents vary throughout the year, with brightly coloured edible flowers a summer trademark.

      Transition Leytonstone also provides stall volunteers, who enjoy a 20% discount on all produce. If you’re interested in regular or occasional volunteering, find out more from RoseMary, our volunteer coordinator.

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      10:00 am
      Locally Sourced Organic Produce Stall @ Next to Matalan

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