It has been yet another busy week for us at HPS. We began Monday with a bit of a demolition job at the Hyde park allotment. The grow together group have been developing the allotment for a while and its really taking shape. So Eion and i decided that we should take down the old wobbly structure and create a bigger better shelter for the upcoming winter. Using some old windows and ply board we hope to leave a sturdy shelter for drinking the treas and coffees in.
On Tuesday we headed back over to Mencap with Ray in order to continue with the raised bed garden area. There was a fair bit to dig out, but with a combined effort we cleared the area and manged to get the plastic covering down before the wind blew it away. Hopefully the wood chip will arrive in time for next week!
It was a busy week down at cross green, a good group of people turned up, so there were many hands to help with the jobs. While most of the group headed over to the bridge to do some well needed weeding, Martin a volunteer and i proceeded to create two more new raised beds in the corner of the allotment. During this a few local children turned up and were very keen to get involved. The power tools seemed to be the most interesting part of this job. Once we had finished creating the beds the group returned and we all enjoyed lunch and tea and a needed sit down. Having had a slight rest there was a combined effort to get the beds filled with the top soil, with a ferry of wheelbarrows coming up and down the garden while others raked the piles level.
Having done this i headed down to Killinbeck to meet Luke, for the after school group. This week we got the group to deliver posters with information about the apple processing day that Luke was holding over the weekend. They deviled to their friends and family's in the local area, and seemed to enjoy deciding where they wanted to post each one. It seemed that all this hard work was worth it from Luke as there was a vast amount of apple good proceed from Cider to apple pies.
We had come to the end of the week and we went out with Ray to the Leeds Black Elders group in Chapel town. Our main aim was to finish up the trimmings on the roof, create another raised bed near to the seating area as well as have a bit of a clean up. We managed to all put together the raised bed as well as get it pained. The difference a lick of paint can make is amazing. We then got onto the roof in order to cut off the last hanging plastic as well as pin down the edgings of the hut, looking at at from the flooor these fine deatials made a big deffence to its nearly complted look. . We have been having a wonderful time for these first 5 weeks and we look forward to keeping you updated over coming weeks.
Hey guy's, it's Eddie Olphert & Eoin Ruddy here and this is our placement blog. we are both 3rd year students from Leeds Beckett University studying Youth Work and Community Development. The two of us love being outdoors and getting our hands dirty with nature!