May Newsletter: Rain and Rhubarb…

This May’s weather has been a mixed bag- the rain has got us damp on several occasions, but it has also meant that the vegetables in the community garden are practically bursting out of the ground. It’s a great time of year to get your hands dirty and see things grow- come and volunteer with us Wednesdays and Fridays 11-4pm. Learn skills, meet cool people, take home some rhubarb!

Read on to find out about this summer’s exciting events. Forest Farm Peace Garden will be at Redbridge Green Fair, which we encourage everyone to visit, and we will be holding our next Open Day at the Garden for a World Music Celebration on 17th June.

Redbridge Green Fair 2012: “a community festival with a green theme”
4 June 2012, 11.30am – 7pm
It’s BACK. After a two year break, put Redbridge Green Fair 2012 in your calendar on Monday 4th June 2012- a bank holiday Monday.
This year promises to be an exciting time to be in London, but whatever your plans, the Summer starts right here in Valentines Park, Ilford.
Forest Farm Peace Garden will have a presence at the Green Fair with organic seedlings and produce, woodworking and felt-making demonstrations and herbal medicine info, so come and say hello!
The Green Fair is featuring over 100 stalls with food, fashion, cinema and entertainment. Entry is £1 adults and free for children & concessions.

World Music Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden
Sunday 17th June, 12-4pm
Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault
Free Entry, no booking required
To celebrate Refugee Week, Forest Farm Peace Garden is hosting a World Music Day celebration of the diversity in the North East London community. Featuring music and dance from around the world, organic seedlings and produce for sale, and delicious global food, this will be a fun and family-friendly event not to be missed! The event is being held in partnership with the Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London and the North East London NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: info[at], 07913 089 979 / 07587 244 459

World Music Day Poster

Yoga at Forest Farm Peace Garden
A Forest Farm Peace Garden volunteer is offering yoga classes at Forest Farm Peace Garden to anyone who would like to come along. Yoga is great for the body and mind, so it fits in well with the ethos of Forest Farm Peace Garden!
Classes will start at 10:00 and finish at 11:15.  All classes will be suitable for beginners. Places are limited to 10 people and will be free to regular garden volunteers.  For non garden volunteers, a charitable donation (suggested £5) to the project would be appreciated.

Each class will be subject to weather conditions- whether the class is going ahead will be confirmed the previous day. The planned dates are 10 June 2012, 15 July 2012, 12 Aug 2012 and 15 Sept 2012.

Most Sundays the volunteers at the project share lunch together so after your class you will be very welcome to join them and/or indulge in a spot of gardening if the mood takes you.

If you are interested in attending, please let Amy know by email: amybrambleyoga [at], and check out Amy’s website for updates


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