In preparation for the BBCs visit to Armley Mills on Tuesday, we have been hurrying to finish the mosaic baskets. The mosaics have now been drilled onto the baskets, and we will be planting herbs (maybe on camera?!) in them next week. Another great new addition to the garden, are the hand painted flower signs that Dave, a volunteer, made. The BBC will be filming on Tuesday at Armley Mills, as part of a series documentary about community gardens. Although not exactly sure what to expect, everyone is very excited for the BBC's visit next week!
On Wednesday there was more mosaic. Myself and Behla went to an event at the Cavelier Estate hosted by Leds Fed. As part of the festivities we helped people make their door numbers out of mosaic. The younger local residents really enjoyed getting involved and making something that they could take home.
In the afternoon I took the Rosebank Rangers session on the soggy Rosebank. It was a very messy session. What started out as making faces for the trees out of clay, evolved into general clay sculptures and even seat tops. One of the children came up with the great idea of putting clay on the rocks and smoothing it out to make it a bit like a seat, and then decorating it with leaf prints. There were also snail farms.
On Thursday it was the always fun, gardening and clearing at Cross Green. Its amazing how much we have cleared. The herb spiral is going to begin next week and I look forward to more digging.
Below are some pictures from this week. Featuring the beautifully painted signs by Dave.