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Lambourne End Outdoor Centre

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a project aimed at people living with a disability, a mental illness or anxieties, to become engaged in growing, picking, cooking and eating local food. We have a beautiful and vast open garden area with a barn for indoor activities. We are focussed on inspiring young people approaching the transition age to adulthood to get involved in this project during their last year at school so that we can provide a familiar place and valuable continuity when the future is changing. Click on the 'Placement' link below to find out how to get involved.

We can also deliver fantastic educational group visits for Reception age pupils to A-Level students. We are also welcoming donations of garden items you no longer want, and donations of your time if you are interested in volunteering with us!


Farm Shop

Your time


Taster Days

Group visits

Rowans Story

Click the youtube image above to watch Rowans inspirational story about how Food for Thought has helped him.

Food for Thought originally started with funding from the Big Lottery's Local Food Scheme which set up the project for 3 years. We were also thankful for funding from Ernest Cook Trust. The project is now continuing to run with funding from The Provide Foundation and West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

Havering Ceremony May 2016

Havering Ceremony May 2016

3rd Birthday Celebration March 2014

Big photo collage!

Our display boards May 2013

54 acre classroom tasters May and June 2013

Open Day April 2013

December 2012 photos

Fundraising Day 4th November 2012

The barn! Nov 2012

Certificates and new greenhouse July 2012

Waltham Forest Transition Fair May 2012

Waltham Forest Transition Fair May 2012 *2

Planting lavendar May 2012

Polycarbonate greenhouse April 2012

Growing from Strength to Strength - Second Press Release 31 October 2011

A Recipe for Success! - First Press Release 8 March 2011

Food for Thought Grand Opening

Lambourne End Centre would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported this project so far.

Lambourne End Ltd, The Lambourne End Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End, Essex RM4 1NB Tel: 020 8500 3047 Fax: 020 8559 8481 Charity No. 1105063
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