Hyde Park Source - soon to be seen on the BBC!
As part of an exciting new television series called Glorious Gardens from Above, a team from the BBC visited Armley Mills Colour garden on Tuesday.
From harvesting to dyeing, the team filmed all the activities that volunteers, Hyde Park Source and Debbie’s dyeing group have been involved in in the last year.
Interviewing volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, people were given the chance to talk about what the garden means to them and why community gardens are so important. The day was the perfect occasion to showcase the versatility of the garden and talk about the work that HP Source does.
We’re so pleased that the Colour Garden at Armley was chosen to be part of the series and to be able to help raise awareness about the need for community gardens. Make sure to watch the show!!
The footage will feature in one episode of a 15 part series, airing from the 6th of October 2014.
Last Thursday Hyde Park Source held its first ever Summer Gala! Although the weather was certainly on our side, the days success was due to the fantastic support we had from our volunteers and local organizations in Leeds.
Reaction Sound System -The amazing bike powered sound system was a huge hit. Using the leg power of enthusiastic guests, the Rosebank was host to the smooth sounds of Makakanitza and Behla & Emma. Thanks to Tom and all his hard work organizing the bikes. And to the fantastic musicians!
The Real Junk Food Project- The gang at Leeds's PAYF cafe came up trumps, providing a feast of delicious sandwiches, salads, puddings and smoothies! The food tasted that much better knowing that it had been saved from the bin.
If you haven't already, go check out The Real Junk Food cafe!
Other people to thank include: Artlink, for the use of their indoor space and kettles for the all important Tea and Coffees! Debbie from Dtcrafts and Hannah from Armley Mills, who taught guests how to use natural dyes to make their own felt! Pablo, our amazing children's entertainer who ran the hotly contested paper airplane competition. Freda and Barbara, from the Little Woodhouse association, whose cakes were lovely. Sam and Harley, the Rosebank's latest graffiti artists. The team from Groundwork, who kept the little ones entertained all afternoon with natural games.
And finally thanks to you guys who came to the Gala and ate the cakes, made the felt, gobbled the sandwiches and powered the bikes!! We had and a great time and can't wait to do it again next year!
For more pictures, check out our facebook page.
We have just had an amazing workshop with Niels Corfield from Edible Cities who helped us work through our design process for projects. Niels is an expert in Permaculture Design and we worked him hard to cover an introduction to the ethics and principals of Permaculture as well as surveying the school site, analysing the information and creating some design ideas. Everyone was engaged and stimulated by the session and we are excited to integrate Permaculture Design into our practice, it has highlighted lots of areas to develop!
Brudenell Primary School looks like a great place to learn and grow; our work will be a good addition to the multitude of activities already provided. Before school starts in September we will be creating an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and sensory garden. We can’t wait to get started!
Thank you Niels, we look forward to working with you more!