We have been turning the soil for a new season at Killingbeck as well as Cracking on with other winter jobs like maintaining the compost bays, finding firewood and building raised beds. New people are getting involved it was great to work with Vicky who is doing horticulture training through Homebase and Amanda who is keen to come along with her two kids next time.
We had great fun on Sunday morning in the woods making dens, hiding in them, playing games, following trails, making nests and practicing our throwing skills.
Can't wait for our next session! More FREE places still available, if you have a child or know a child who might want to get involved please get in touch.
Thursday was our first day back on the community plot in Killingbeck. We had Linda along to help plant up a willow hedge which will grow into a living piece of art. We are looking forwards to collaborating with Linda and the other Green Inspectors to develop more beautiful productive spaces on the estate.
The young people arrived with even more energy than last year. Lewis and Jimmy almost singlehandedly planted up some fruit bushes. We managed to create a group agreement together to make a safe inclusive environment for everyone. They were really creative with this task and made some good guidelines for us as well.
We are really enjoying working with Andy our new intern from the youth and community development BA at Leeds Becket. He has a huge amount of humour and is great with young people. Our long term collaborator Charlie was back to see how the compost toilet has settled in having built last year. We are looking forwards to working with more volunteers and enthusiastic people!