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Preserves, pickles and pedal-power in Wanstead

Sale of Home-Made Jams, Chutneys and Pickles Come and enjoy tea and cake, a sit in front of the fire while sampling the goods. All Proceeds to Amnesty International. When? Saturday 12th November. 10.00 – 5.00pm Sunday 13th November 3.00 – … Continue reading

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Allotment life in Wanstead

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Gemma and Sandy Sanderson have created their own self-sustainable oasis at the Redbridge Lane West allotments. Paul Donovan, a member of the Wanstead Transition Initiative, meets them. The original motivation for Gemma and Sandy to take up the allotment came … Continue reading

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Chutney Making Workshop

On Saturday 19th November from 2-4pm Jen Hawkes will be running a chutney making workshop at St Gabriels Church Hall, Aldersbrook, E12 5HH. Chutney is a great way to preserve a seasonal glut of fruit or vegetables. Home preserves also make ideal gifts … Continue reading

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Wanstead Wild Food Map

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Wanstead Wild Food Map. We have started to map all the great local places for wild and free food that is growing in the area. This could be a great place for … Continue reading

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How do you like them apples? Wild food in and around Wanstead

Following our foraging expedition last month, many of us have been starting to notice the abundance of wild food to be found in and around Wanstead. We have been told about some beautiful red apples growing near Snaresbrook Road. Not … Continue reading

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October film event ‘The End of the Line’

Join us for our next film event – The End of the Line. The End of the Line is a powerful film about one of the world’s most disturbing problems – overfishing. The first major documentary about the devastating effect … Continue reading

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Follow up to the Food Growing Workshops

On the 13th and 14th August, several ‘Transitioners’ attended food growing workshops at the Redbridge Lane West allotments, led by Mike and Eva. The soil was prepared and some Red Mustard and White Chard seeds sown. Since then, Mike has watered the … Continue reading

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Our Visit to OrganicLea’s Hawkwood Nursery Site

A few of the Wanstead Transition Initiative Steering Committee (otherwise known as the ‘Seed Group’) spent a gorgeous Autumnal afternoon at OrganicLea’s food growing and plant production site today. Eva, Mike, Robin and Dan were keen to find out how a 12 … Continue reading

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Report from the Foraging Walk in Wanstead Park

A bright and breezy morning saw 25 people set out for a couple of hours round Wanstead Park last weekend looking for things to eat (and not tea and cake from the tea hut!) We were led by two professional … Continue reading

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2 weeks Until Foraging Walk in Wanstead – Sign Up Today!

We’ve still got eight places left on the foraging walk, so come and join us to enjoy an informative walk and celebrate the last of the summer. SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,  Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;  Conspiring with him … Continue reading

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