GuardianWe have been surprised and thrilled at the media opportunities that we’ve had over the last few years.

Magazines, newspapers and television shows have all been to visit us here at Hen Corner and as always we invite people to ‘Join us on the Journey’.

We are also really excited about the launch of  Hen Corner TV

Do check out our series of films: ‘Ten Top Tips for Keeping Chicks’

Some of our media highlights are below:

April ’16:

We were pleased to help Country Living Magazine with this feature looking at what determines the colour of a chicken’s egg shell

March ’16:

Sara was honoured to be listed as a Green Goddess for International Women’s Day by Agents of Field 

February ’16:

Country Living Magazine published our series of talks for their Spring Fair in the Spring Garden and the Country Living Theatre

Our February focus in Out and About Magazine was about the colour language of flowers

January ’16:

We were delighted that The Guardian featured Sara in their Kitchen Encounters series, above.

TimeOutDecember ’15:

Our December feature in Out and About Magazine was all about our Microbakery and we were thrilled to meet many more local customers as a result

November ’15:

It was great to be voted one of the best loved things about Brentford in Time Out Magazine

October ’15:

Country Living Magazine have been promoting our sessions at their Christmas Fair

September ’15:

1) West London Blogger, Chiswick Mum, wrote about one of our bee keeping courses in

Urban bee keeping – my time at Hen Corner

2) The Sunday Times featured a double spread about Keeping bees and chickens in your back yard and included my thoughts on how urban chicken keeping has become more popular

IMG_30263) Matt Bird, creator of Relationology, recommended our corporate away days to his blog readers by saying that Cider Sunday is one of the highlights of the year

August ’15:

The Jellied Eel included our courses in a feature about Urban Food Fortnight Unknown Pleasures

Harvest time was the theme of our page in Out and About magazine; extracting the honey and preserving fruit & veg…

July ’15:

We were delighted to welcome the 18th Chiswick Scouts to Hen Corner to discover more about producing food in London, see their blog post here.

June ’15:

Our feature in Out and About magazine was all about Summer Strawberries and Afternoon Tea

Sara & ButternutMay ’15:

Essential Surrey wrote this lovely article: Of hives and hens: country courses in May

April ’15:

Country Living magazine promoted our Family Feathers and Fun course in their Country in the City section – we were consequently sold out!

March ’15:

We spent 5 days up at the Country Living Spring Fair and Sara was interviewed twice in their Lifestyle Theatre

February ’15:

West London Mum featured Hen Corner in their Local Spotlight

Front Page of Westlife Resident

Front Page of Westlife Resident

January ’15:

We were placed as number one in 10 of the Best Courses in London by The Resident Magazine

December 2014:

Dave Ledoux of Canada’s Back To My Garden broadcast our interview London’s Secret Garden with Sara Ward

November 2014:

Chiswick Buzz came to film our Stir Up Sunday Course and asked us about the background to Hen Corner

Hen in kitchenOctober 2014:

1) Anna Scott of West London Mum came to interview me about Urban Farming and our Courses

2) Men’s Fitness magazine came to visit Hen Corner for their feature on the nutritional value in producing your own food, article with photos will be in the January edition

3) We were wrapping up warm with our pumpkin recipes in Out and About magazine

September 2014:

1) Hounslow Chronicle included us, and a lovely photo, in their write up of the Cultivate London Open Day

2) Back to My Garden interviewed us from Canada for a podcast

3) Friends of the Honey Bee published our support of their great project

4) Sunny Day Photography wrote this lovely piece about Cider Sunday

Bees on the Honey by

Bees on the Honey by

August 2014:

1) Our page in Out and About magazine focused on Bringing in the Harvest, with high hopes for this year’s honey crop

2) Sunny Day Photography visited Hen Corner and put together this beautiful gallery

July 2014:

1) Sean’s Garden joined us for both a Bee Keeping course in May and a Chicken Keeping course in June, here are his articles

June 2014:

1) Jessica Chia, of Goldsmiths College, joined us on a Bee Keeping Course and included us in this article about the rise of beekeeping in London.

2) Our recent visits to a vineyard and farm in Devon was this month’s feature in Out and About magazine

May 2014:

1) Country Living magazine recommended our Bee Keeping courses in their Country in the City pages

2) I was delighted to be the featured guest on Radio Marlow’s Environment Show; Watt Next? All Things Being Eco

April 2014:

1) Our page in Out and About magazine looked at hatching chicks for Easter

March 2014:

1) We were asked to contribute to the new Poultry Handbook by Poultry Talk

Chiswick Mum Blog

Chiswick Mum Blog

February 2014:

1) After our Toast and Marmalade course, London blogger Chiswick Mum wrote this great review

2) Our six top tips for choosing the food we grow was published in Out and About magazine

January 2014:

1) We were thrilled that Country Living magazine featured our courses on their blog

2) London blogger Chiswick Mum published a lovely interview with us

December 2013:

1) Chiswick Buzz came to make some Top Tips for Christmas films

2) Our Out & About feature encouraged us to consider our presence, our time, as the perfect gift at Christmas

Photo Shoot with Jamie Baker of Completely London

Photo Shoot with Jamie Baker of Completely London

October 2013:

1) The lovely team at Completely London published a 4-page feature on Hen Corner and blogged about us too…

2) Pigs, Ham and Sausages were featured on our Out & About page

September 2013:

1) We were pleased to help Primary Teacher Update with an article about incorporating bee keeping in Key Stages 1 & 2 to support the National Curriculum

August 2013:

1) Out & About for August and September focuses on Foraging

July 2013:

1) The Jellied Eel, London’s magazine for Ethical Eating published this lovely article about us

June 2013:

1) This month’s Out & About article was all about our Feather Down Farm break

May 2013:

1) Westside Resident published a feature on our London Smallholding and put our photo on the front cover!

2) Natalie B, Heart (Four Counties) Breakfast Show Host, joined us for a Bee Keeping Course and wrote up about it here.

Filming for Omlet

Filming for Omlet

April 2013:

1) Dawn Francis-Pester’s feature about Hen Corner was published in Grow It! Magazine

2) Asparagus was centre stage for this month’s feature in Out and About

March 2013:

1) Hannah Miller from I’m an Urban Farmer came on our family course as research for this fab article.

2) Country Smallholding magazine published an article that I had written about our Urban Smallholding

3) Lost in London’s book was published, the chapter on City Chicks was written at Hen Corner!

February 2013:

1) Your Chickens ran a great double page feature of our family and flock in our London garden, see the online article here.

2) Our article about Bees was in Out and About magazine

Country Living Magazine

Country Living Magazine

January 2013:

1) Featured in Country Living Magazine

2) A film that we made at Hen Corner was released on the Omlet Website

December 2012:

1) Our Christmas at Hen Corner article was published in Out and About magazine

October 2012:

1) Louise Elliott, deputy Editor of Country Living Magazine, visited in preparation for her Country in the City page in the February ’13 issue.

2) Part two of our interview was published in  Out and About magazine alongside our article ‘Pumpkins for the Party’.

September 2012:

Michele Jameson, Chief Sub Editor of Country Living Magazine joined us for Cider Sunday and wrote it up on their blog .

August 2012:

We were interviewed for local magazine Out and About and our article ‘Cider in the City’ was featured as the first of regular articles.

July 2012:

Johannes Paul of Omlet came back to Hen Corner to make some more films, watch this space for their release date!

June 2012:

1)  Hen & Hammock have recommended our Chicken Keeping courses as one of the Ten Top Outdoor Living Courses for June

2) Live Urban Love Rural sent Rachel Bull, Editor, to review one of our courses

May 2012:

1)  Country Living’s Michele Jameson, Chief Sub Editor, came for tea & cake in the garden and wrote this lovely blog post about us.

2) Lost in London are putting together a new book. Camila Ruz visited for an  interview.

April 2012:

Rachel Bull of Live Urban Love Rural asked me some questions for a lovely feature.

Hen Corner was featured in the local BRAG News (Brentford Recycling Action Group).

March 2012:

Johannes Paul, one of the founders of Omlet came to visit us at Hen Corner to see what we do and make some films.

February 2012:

We were featured alongside other people who live with food in the article ‘No such thing as a free lunch?’ in March edition of Olive Magazine

December 2011:

The photo shoot for Olive with award-winning photographer Stuart Wood

November 2011:

We were interviewed by Chloe Scott- Moncrieff for Olive Magazine.

October 2011:

We launched our Cider Sunday film.

September 2011:

We began filming for Hen Corner TV.

August 2011:

1) Wall Street Journal Putting the Chic in Chicken Coop; looking at the growing trend of city dwellers trying to live sustainably

2) Telegraph Weekend Celebrate Living the Good Life; making piccalilli with Xanthe Clay (who we met on Market Kitchen Big Adventure)

3) Omlet Newsletter The wonderful people who make the Eglus that we’ve got here at Hen Corner.

April 2011:

The One Show, BBC1, decided to have a cracking Easter special this week. Not only were they watching baby chicks hatch in the studio, but they were out on the road visiting chicken owners around London. It was a delight to welcome them here to Hen Corner!

March 2011:

We were asking questions on Gardeners Question Time

February 2011:

We had the photo shoot  for our article in Lost in London magazine.

January 2011:

We filmed for Market Kitchen Big Adventure looking at the local produce of Hampshire.

June 2010:

We were included in an article for Observer Food Monthly as London cider producers.

Hen logo good

Join us on the Journey!



  1. Hi Sara

    Would you like to come in to speak the the Year 6 class about your beekeeping and why bees are so important for the life cycle of plants? We are studying life cycles at the moment and next week will be looking at what would happen if bees became extinct?
    We’d love to hear all about your bees and Hen Corner.
    Regards, Antoinette

  2. Brilliant news

  3. Just awesome Sara and long may it continue and grow.

  4. Hi Sara
    Just to let you know my first order of gluten free quinoa bread is delicious!

    • Thanks so much Moria, I’m so glad you like it… We have some great GF cakes and I’m going to try a GF Panettone just for you x

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