Picking, pickling, baking, brewing, growing, saving, swapping…
Get ready for a good food swap on Saturday 18 October – a celebration of our local harvest. It’s
a chance to share food you’ve made, grown, picked or found and in preparation you can learn
something new or share your skills.
Workshops are at the Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow unless otherwise
specified. Prices indicated are for waged first then low income and unwaged.
Registration is appreciated and for sessions marked with * numbers are limited so please let us
know if you are coming: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8558 6880.
* Wednesday 20 August 3-4.30pm baking for kids (age 4-10) £1.50/£1
Come and have a go: mix, chop, stir and bake simple biscuits, cakes or smoothies, then enjoy the
* Saturday 23 August 4-5.30pm jam making £3/£2
Home-made tastes better… Discover the basic methods of this long-established way of capturing
fruity goodness in a jar.
Wednesday 27 August 7-9pm Wine from the hedgerows: introduction to homebrew £3/£2
Brewing your own is cheaper and more satisfying. Find out how to make a fine wine from fruit you
can find in the hedges, and get your cider started in time for the swap. Or just sample some we
Sunday 14 September 11am-1pm Introduction to food growing £3/£2
Start early for next year’s swap – find out the basic principles of organic growing and pick up
some simple tips to get you started growing your own. At Organiclea’s growing site, Drysdale
Avenue, E4 – check website or call for directions.
* Wednesday 17 September Kitchen pharmacy: using herbs for common remedies
3pm herbal walk – to be confirmed, call for details £3/£2
6-8pm preparation workshop £3/£2 £5/£3 for both sessions
The herbs and plants that you can grow in your garden or allotment site have many uses beyond
the cooking pot. This session will show you how to prepare your own herbal treatments and take
advantage of the many benefits herbs can bring to your health.
Saturday 27 September 4-5.30pm seed saving £3/£2
Find out why we save seed, learn the basic principles and gain confidence. Then have a go
yourself and become part of a local outlawed seed saving mission!
* Saturday 4 October 4-5.30pm pickles and chutneys £3/£2
This workshop will take a peep at traditional uses of preserves and chutneys in different cultures.
An opportunity to jar up goodness from locally grown and foraged fruit. Come along and share
your recipes and ideas.
Saturday 4 October scrumping apples ‘n’ pears pick ‘n’ press day FREE
11am intro and picking (meet at Hornbeam, come by bicycle if possible), 2.30pm juicing
Fruit grows in abundance in Walthamstow and the scrumping project helps to ensure it doesn’t go
to waste. Come and take part in a picking session and using the apple press, and have a taste of
the freshest juice you can get…
* Thursday 9 October 7-9pm cake baking £3/£2
Learn a simple recipe for dairy free cake which you can adapt and experiment with to add your
favourite fruits and flavours.
Saturday 11 October 11am-4pm Apple Day FREE
Apples galore at Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow - juice, fruit, games and
information for all ages.
Saturday 11 October seed sprouting drop-in at the Hornbeam market stall 12-2pm;
Even closer than a balcony is space for one of the most nutritious, fast foods you can grow. Learn
this simple growing skill - and produce a crop that will save you £££s.
Saturday 11 October raw food talk 6pm and pot luck supper 7pm FREE
Find out how healthy and tasty raw food can be; bring something to share for the supper.
Thursday 16 October World Food Day discussion evening FREE (donations for food)
7.30pm, with food served from 6.30pm
On the day designated to mark food as “a requisite for survival and well-being and a fundamental
human necessity", take part in a discussion with Simon Fairlie, editor of The Land, to look at how
we can break the corporate clutch on our food chain and how we can feed ourselves sustainably.
Saturday 18 October 2-4pm The great local food swap FREE
Bring your swapping goodies for registration from 12pm
Swap your grown-produce for somebody elses pickles and bakes in a locally celebrated 'good
food swap'... it's about sharing food you've made, grown, picked or found. It's a chance to show
off your produce and share good food by swapping what you've brought with other people,
without the need for money changing hands.
Organiclea Community Growers and the Hornbeam Centre
458 Hoe St (corner of Bakers Ave), Walthamstow E17
020 8558 6880