Jobs at Organiclea

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Organiclea are looking for applications for two jobs.

I don’t usually advertise jobs on this site as I don’t currently have the resources to manage the potential volume and cannot accept payment for advertising on this site while it is hosted on However, Organiclea is an organisation whose members do a lot of work for the community, so on this occasion I’m making an exception. If you are interested or want to know more please contact Organiclea directly, not this site!

If you have a social media site where you can spread this message I know they would be grateful.

Horticultural Trainer

Part time: 3 days per week- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with occasional week-ends plus additional unpaid coop responsibilities
Salary: £20,930 pro rata
Based at: Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery and will also work at outreach garden sites across Northeast London. 2 year contract subject to a 3 month probation period.
Deadline: Monday 11 March 5pm
Interview date: Friday 22 March

Organiclea is seeking to recruit a horticultural training practitioner who will be part of a dedicated food production team, based at Hawkwood, our 12 acre market garden. This role will deliver practical horticultural training with a focus on food growing. We are looking for someone with demonstrable horticultural experience (especially food growing) and experience of delivering experiential learning in a range of settings.

More information and to apply go to the Organiclea website (please do not contact Leytonstone Today!)

Outreach Gardens Development Worker

Part time: 3 days per week, with occasional week-ends plus additional unpaid coop responsibilities
Salary: £20,930 pro rata
Based at: Hornbeam Environmental Centre, Walthamstow, London E17 4AH and various community gardening project sites in Waltham Forest and Newham. 1 year contract subject to a 3 month probation period.
Closing date: Monday 11 March, 5pm
Interview: Monday 18 March

Organiclea is seeking to recruit an Outreach Gardens Development Worker whose role will be to design and deliver a programme of support, training and mentoring to new community food growing projects. This role will: coordinate the creation of new community food growing sites; delivering training and skills development activities targeted at disadvantaged individuals; supporting existing community gardening projects to become sustainable; and building new partnerships within the community sector.

More information and to apply go to the Organiclea website (please do not contact Leytonstone Today!)

Shop Local: support Independent Retailer Month

Independent Retailer Month logoIndependent Retailer Month

July is Independent Retailer Month so it’s a good time to give a plug to the shops in Leytonstone.

As well as many large well-known high street chains Leytonstone has a wealth of independent traders in the town centre, the length of the High Road, as well as tucked away in residential areas such as Grove Green Road and Colworth Road.

I’ve rewritten the shopping pages on this website to make them easier to find, with a new Shopping page on the top menu now. Take a look at some of what Leytonstone has to offer and support your local traders!

If you are a local trader have a look at the Independent Retailer Month page and see what free resources you can tap into to help promote your business in July.

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Love your local market logoLove Your Local Market

23 June to 8 July is also Love Your Local Market fortnight, so if you’ve not already tried the Organiclea stall outside Matalan every Saturday or the fortnightly Lion Heart Market (check their website for dates and stalls), this is the time to show your support!

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Leytonstone’s arts season kicks off this weekend

Langthorne Park amphitheatreWith Euro 2012, the Olympics and the beginning of Wimbledon next week likely to dominate the media in the next few days, let’s not forget that the Arts Season in Leytonstone kicks off this weekend.

Arts in the Park

On Saturday and Sunday there’s art and music and more at Arts in the Park in Langthorne Park, Leytonstone. See the Waltham Forest Guardian for more details.

Langthorne Park is easily reached on the 257 bus from Stratford and Walthamstow.

The Stone SpaceThe Stone Space

The Stone Space in Church Lane, has a particularly interesting exhibiton, which features works about Leytonstone called ‘1 day’s walk’. Conveniently it’s only 1 minute’s walk from Leytonstone tube, where of course you can also see the Hitchcock Murals as a refresher for the Sir Alfred Hitchcock festival coming up soon. On Saturday 23 you can also see printed photos from the online Leytonstone Museum.

Just round the corner, with arts, craft and homemade food will be the Lion Heart Market this Saturday.

Leytonstone Festival and Leytonstone Arts Trail

After this weekend’s taster put the 12 to 22 July in your diary for the Leytonstone Festival and Leytonstone Arts Trail.

Let’s grow local

An event to inspire and facilitate growing food in Leytonstone (Update Sun 24: Event postponed, see link below for details)

If you’d rather turn your creative talents to growing fruit and veg, Let’s Grow Local on Sunday will feature guest speaker Pam Warhurst who will talk about how the Todmorden community in Yorkshire turned disused areas into a giant allotment. Tea and cake and much more. All welcome.

The Epicentre, 41 West Street Leytonstone E11 4lJ

And you can get a taster of organically grown fruit and veg from the Organiclea stall outside Matalan on Saturday.
Organiclea Transition Leytonstone stall

New markets page and town centre map

Leytonstone marketsI’ve added a new Markets page for information about the Lion Heart Market and the Organiclea-Transition Leytonstone stall. I’ve also added a map to the Town Centre page.

The site is constantly being updated and new content added, so keep your eye out for changes (I’ll let you know about the main ones)!

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