Gardening Thymes: a grassroots gardening project

Gardening Thymes is a fantastic grassroots programme for anyone interested in gardening and it’s right on the doorstep of Greatfield residents. It was started by Active Newham five years ago, but the volunteers were encouraged to take on the running of the group and the gardening sessions are now entirely volunteer-run. They set their own… Read More Gardening Thymes: a grassroots gardening project

Join the next Bike from Boleyn and help keep our West Ham links alive

From Veronica Oakeshott, local councillor If you’d like to help us promote cycling and keep the link between West Ham FC and Boleyn alive, join the next Bike from Boleyn ride on 22 April! Our first ride in October 2016 was a great success. Fifty cyclists – including families with young children, our local MP… Read More Join the next Bike from Boleyn and help keep our West Ham links alive

Comfort and Joy at the GRA Winter Market – Part 1

Today saw another super-successful GRA Community Market, this one with a distinctively seasonal feel. The vibe was warm and friendly, and there were delicious cakes, samosas and mulled wine, eye-catching jewellery, vintage goods and pottery, cosy knitting, funky ties and all sorts of festive decs to be had…to name but a few! But if you… Read More Comfort and Joy at the GRA Winter Market – Part 1

How to survive in the wild (East!) with London Bushcraft

Following our post on foods to forage in Greatfield, here’s how to get closer to nature at upcoming events with London Bushcraft. The Forage and the Feast East Ham Nature Reserve and Red Door Studios. 10 July Discover what delights can be foraged in East Ham Nature Reserve and what can be prepared from the plants available. Followed… Read More How to survive in the wild (East!) with London Bushcraft

Foraging and Bushcraft in East Ham

Ever wanted to live more connected with nature but didn’t think it was possible in our urban location? Well, think again, as Wendy from London Bushcraft talks us through the edible plants to keep your eyes peeled for in Greatfield in autumn. Also check out her upcoming foraging and bushcraft events! Elderberry Elderberry is used to boost the immune… Read More Foraging and Bushcraft in East Ham