What a busy June! Upcoming events this month…

We hope you’re enjoying the long weekend, and catching a few bits of sunshine when they pop up every once in a while.

Yesterday we were at the Redbridge Green Fair in Valentine’s Park, which was a great success! There were stalls and activities from fantastic organisations across London and Essex, delicious food, and a great atmosphere. The Forest Farm Peace Garden stall featured herbal medicine demonstrations, local organic seedlings and rhubarb for sale, and needle felting workshops. We had a great time- thanks to everyone who came by the stall! Check out the Facebook page for some photos of the day.

Later this month we are holding a World Music Open Day to celebrate Refugee Week. Come along to see live music from some of northeast London’s amazingly diverse communities, taste mouthwatering food from around the world, and try out fun activities in the community garden. The event will take place rain or shine!

Sunday June 17, 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] forestfarmpeacegarden.org
07913 089 979 / 07587 244 459
Facebook: Forest Farm Peace Garden

Other events at Forest Farm, and elsewhere:

Sunday 10th June
Yoga in the Garden
If the weather holds out, the Garden will be hosting a yoga session with Amy Bramble.  Get in touch with amybrambleyoga [at] gmail.com to find out more.

Sunday June 10th
Woodland Trust Hainault Forest Open Day
A chance to discover all about this fantastic woodland through a series of guided walks, tree trails, fun activities and a chance to find out how the Hainault Forest Conservation Volunteer Rangers help manage the forest. To receive the programme for the day please email foresthainault [at] btinternet.com or call 07985 069800

9-10th June
London Green Fair
Also this weekend is the London Green Fair in Regent’s Park. It features a huge range of stalls, activities and events, including a Permaculture Zone run by the London Permaculture Network

16-24 June
Redbridge Recycling Week
To celebrate Recycle Week which takes place from 16 to 24 June, Redbridge will be holding various events including Give and Take day Community Swap shops!  It’s a great way to save money and help out in the Community! Fore more details and information about dates of the swap shops, go to:

Friday 22 June, 18.30
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
An event In support of Friends of the Earth’s national Bee Cause campaign.
Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Rd E11 2RQ
Doors open 18.30 for light refreshments, many with honey as an ingredient. The film starts at 7pm. Afterwards there will be a short presentation on natural beekeeping from OrganicLea’s Bee Team and other speakers (tbc), and an opportunity to discuss what we can all do to support our local bee population. Local honey will also be available to taste and purchase.

About the film
This documentary is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director ofThe Real Dirt on Farmer John. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, the film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

Saturday 30 June 11am – 3pm
Forest Recycling Project and Hornbeam Summer Celebration
Join FRP and Hornbeam for a day featuring food, fun, fixing and fabrication as we make the most of the summer season. Craft workshop and paint spinning for children, Dr Bike’s bicycle maintenance and repair, veggie BBQ, pedal your own smoothie, and a scrumptious fare of savoury dishes and cakes from the Hornbeam Cafe.


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