Community Haystack 2018

COMMUNITY HAYSTACK 2018
Saturday 30th June, all day

The annual haystack event is back! Join us for the hay harvest on the Walthamstow Marshes, learn how to scythe and build a haystack, ramble the marshes, come along to a field-talk on ‘commoning’ or simply ‘bring your own picnic’and enjoy some outdoor music.

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10.30am – 12.30pm
LEARN HOW TO SCYTHE
With local super scyther Ida Fabrizio. Refreshments and equipment are provided. £20 (concessions £10) per two hour session. To book a place e-mail kathrin@myvillages.org

1am – 2.30pm
SCYTHING COMPETITION
We are running a scything competition on the marshes – sharpen your blades and join us for some urban mowing.With prizes from local food manufacturers.

1–3pm
RANGER RAMBLE
Join a guided tour around the marshes with park ranger Eamonn Lawlor. Meet at the entrance to the Lee Valley Ice Centre.

4-5pm
FOR THE GOOD OF THE VILLAGE
Sit down for an informal talk with invited guests to talk about Cultures of Commoning, Nature Deficit Disorder in the city and doing things for the “good of the village” with Ida Fabrizio (Castle Garden and SABI), Michael Smythe (Phytology and Urban Mind) and Kathrin Böhm (Myvillages and Company Drinks).

3–8pm
HAYSTACK, PICNIC & MUSIC
Come along to help us build a large community haystack on the marshes. Bring your own picnic and enjoy some life music from 5pm onwards.

3-5pm
NATURE DEFICIT CLINIC
For a few hours only this ground breaking clinic is setting up shop on the marshes. Get your ad-hoc prescription from our special nature Deficit Clinic team. No charges.

All day
SCYTHING THROUGHOUT
A large area of the marshes wil l be dedicated to scything, and open to thosewho already know how to scythe.

HOW TO GET THERE?
The Community Haystack 2018 is again taking place on the Walthamstow Marshes. It is a 10 minute walk from Lee Valley Ice Centre and the event takes place at the northern edge of the lower marsh land. We are setting up camp slighly further up from our location in previous years. There will be signage in place.

OURNEY PLANNER
Rail: the nearest train stations are Lea Bridge station (a five minute walk) and Clapton (a 15 minute walk). Both are on the main line out of Liverpool Street station.

Bus: numbers 48, 55, 56 stop on Lea Bridge Road. Buses stop at Lee Valley Ice Centre, follow the Lee Valley Walk to the event.
Car: chargeable and limited parking is available onsite at Lee Valley Ice Centre.

NOTE
There is no provision of toilets or drinks and food on site. Please use Lee Valley Ice Centre orLee Valley Riding Centre as the nearest facilities.

WEATHER
The event will take place whatever the weather. Please follow the local weather forecast on the day and dress accordingly.

This event is organised by the Community Haystacks Group together with Lee Valley Regional Park’s Rangers.

CONTACT
For information call 07941 696515
or e-mail kathrin@myvillages.org

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Haystacks are a series of informal talks and annual Community Haystacks,
set up by Kathrin Böhm / Myvillages.