Permaculture in the Lea Valley

Inside the glasshouses at Hawkwood Plant Nursery the home of OrganicLea, fruit and vegetable producers in the Lea Valley, Chigwell.

Tempted outside by the February sunshine last weekend, the unseasonable warmth happened to coincide with an open day at organic growers OrganicLea in Chigwell.  And so it was at the very beginning of the vegetable growing season I found myself with a group of visitors exploring twelve acres of fields and glasshouses in the Lea Valley guided by Tim, one of the garden’s organisers.
The OrganicLea market garden is to be found, somewhat incongruously, between streets of semi-detached houses typical of the outer suburbs of London and the eastern edge of Epping Forest.  It occupies what was previously Hawkwood Plant Nursery, the London borough of Waltham Forest’s propaga….
SOURCE: https://plantingdiaries.com/2019/03/01/permaculture-in-the-lea-valley/