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    April 2016

    eBulletin April 2016

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    Come and get your local produce at the Oakwood clock this Saturday, 16th April 9am to 12:30pm.

    Guest Stalls:
    Bread done Proper – Leeds Bread Coop

    First timer – Natalie St Johns Chutney

    Gourmet Pie vendor – Proper Pies

    Traditional Biscuits – Sawley Biscuits
    Leeds Bread Coop
    Passionate about baking proper bread, old fashioned way.

    Natalie St Johns Chutney
    What is chutney anyway? What’s its history?

    Proper Pies
    Another new comer to the market. Make sure you go say hello.

    Sawleys Biscuits
    Yorkshire biscuits for Yorkshire folk.

    Products you can buy every month at the Market include meat, fish, fruit and veg, eggs, cheese, pies, pastries, soups, sauces, juice and preserves.

    Artists and Craft workers.
    Nick Claiden will be demonstrating, at the market, painting on glass using techniques that go back to medieval times. This is a process that is used in all Church stained glass windows. You can have a go yourself and for a small fee, she will fire the images at home for later collection.

    If the weather is not kind she will demonstrate ‘foiling’ a more modern alternative to leading glass and one used in small window lights, Christmas tree decorations and lamps.

    REAP Gardening Group will be talking about The Big Sow where we will be sowing seeds in earnest for our gardens. Come and join us and see whet we are sowing and planting in the Oakwood Edible Bed.

    Information Stalls
    REAP Stall

    Feed Leeds does not usually create or manage individual growing projects, though they aim to help when asked. Projects and plots are run by network of organisations and individuals. More info.
    Researcher Niall Kerr wants to interview you about your newly rennovated house.

    Roundhay Live Stall
    Friends of Gipton Wood will be highlighting their work. Email ann.davew@gmail.com for more.

    The market dates for 2016 are as follows 16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December
    You can downlown the leaflet at oakwoodfarmersmarket.com.

    Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods
    Are raising £28,500 to aid friends of Gledhow valley woods purchase a field threatened with development off Gledhow valley road Leeds for community use. Help them here

    Woodland Trust
    Join them for a free event and buffet lunch for Community Woodland groups to discuss the Ancient Woodland Restoration & the Historic Landscape of Gledhow Valley.
    Gledhow Valley Woodlands & Gledhow Sports and Social Club, Leeds, LS8 1NQ  Wednesday 27 April 9.30am – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm
    Booking is essential, email paulmosley@woodlandtrust.org.uk

    Green Tip for April
    Get your children into gardening by giving them their own little veg patch to tend while also growing some cheap food. A packet of radish seeds will cost around £2  – the price of a couple of bunches.

     

    Roundhay Artists Open Studios 2016
    For a third year the professional artists of Roundhay are opening the doors of their studios to the public. Roundhay Artist Open Studios 2016 is on Sunday 1st May and Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May between 11am and 5pm. See link for more information.

    Exhibition at St. Edmund’s Church April 30th to May 29th
    A group show, exploring Blake’s Jerusalem, Sir Hubert Parry’s 1916 musical adaptation of William Blake’s short poem, ‘And Did Those Feet in Ancient Time’. More detail.
    Your chance to help Leeds University research into home renovations
    Research at the University of Leeds is interested in speaking to home owners about their experiences of home renovation. This includes any home owners that have been involved in any amount of renovation, from ‘whole house’ renovations, to those involved with next to no renovations.

    The researchers are interested in discussing the renovation process and the motivations for the renovations taking place. This will involve interviews that should take no more than 30 mins are completely anonymous, with the interviewee name never being linked to the interview details. The findings will ultimately contribute to a research publication and a paper intended for an academic journal, of which interviewees will be kept informed.

    If you are interested please contact Niall Kerr on 07597611203 or n.kerr@leeds.ac.uk.

     

    Events in Roundhay Park*
    Once again, thanks to the Friends of Roundhay Park for this monthly round-up of events in the park.

    To receive the monthly round-up of events that John Ferguson compiles for FoRP, contact: messages@forp.co.uk.
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    The REAP eBulletin is produced by Judy Summerhill and Kari Walker for REAP members and anyone else interested in local, community and environmental issues in Roundhay and more widely. Please let us know if you come across anything local and/or environmental that you think we should include.

    To find out more about REAP and the other work we do in the community, go to www.reap-leeds.org.uk or email us at info@reap-leeds.org.uk

    If you are not yet a member of REAP, there is an application form on the website.

    *These events are not organised by REAP

    March 2016

    eBulletin March 2016

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    Come and get your local produce at the Oakwood clock this Saturday, 19th March 9am to 12:30pm.

    Guest Stall – theme is decadent food:
    Handmade Belgian chocolates and Easter Eggs – Bradwell’s Handmade Chocolates

    Marshmallow heaven – Art of Mallow

    Italian treats (sweet and savoury) – Mario Olianas

    Classic American Baking – Yummy Yank
    Bradwell’s Handmade Chocolates
    Limited edition handmade chocolates made from fresh quality ingredients.

    Mario Olianas
    Traditional Italian food (often includes a variety of doughnuts). Always popular.

    Art of Mallow
    Regular guest stall, handmade marshmallows. Popular flavours sell out early.

    Yummy Yank
    New guest stall, here by popular demand. Brownies particularly good. See her Facebook page for recent examples.

    Products you can buy every month at the Market include meat, fish, fruit and veg, eggs, cheese, pies, pastries, soups, sauces, juice and preserves.

    New for March
    Watch and engage with Artists and Craft workers. Find out what is going on in the area, what each craft/art involves and have a go yourself. Each month an art or craft being demonstrated. Find out more or to take part please contact. nick@nickclaiden.co.uk
    This month is Men in Sheds.

    REAP Gardening Group has a garden bird focus. Attracting them in, feeding them well at this time of year and keeping them healthy. We will be making bird boxes, too. As usual, we will be working on the Edible Bed, preparing the soil and demonstrating how to create climbing structures from willow, hazel and dogwood cuttings.

    Information Stalls
    REAP Stall

    Road Speed: Consultation from Leeds City Council want your views on proposed 20mph Zones in Roundhay Background info.
    Birdwatching expert Linda Jenkinson will be available for a consult.

    Roundhay Live Stall
    Gledhow Valley Consersation Area Group will be highlighting their work and selling greetings cards and walking trail information leaflets.

    The market dates for 2016 are as follows 19th March, 16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December
    You can downlown the leaflet at oakwoodfarmersmarket.com.

    REAP’s official Annual General Meeting
    7pm Tuesday 22 March
    North Leeds Cricket Club on Old Park Road
    The AGM is for REAP members only, but everyone is welcome at 8pm for a talk by Alexis Keech “How to Live a Greener Life”.
    Alexis is an environmental and sustainability manager in the NHS. She is the co-ordinator for Green Drinks Leeds, Board member for REAP as well as chair for OTRA. She has been on steering committees for climate change reporting with the NHS as well as future planning for flood events and climate change issues in the future.

    Saturday 19 March 9 8:30-9:30PM
    Shine a light on climate change. #EarthHourUK Events and action being taken all around the world.

    Saturday 9th April 10:30 to 4 PM
    Art treasures found under the bed – local artists are clearing out their attics and selling off original art for as little as £1. Refreshments and raffle. The event supports St Gemma’s Hospice.
    Queens Hall, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harrogate Road LS17 6LE.

    Green Tip for March
    Earth Friendly, Make Your Own Air Fresheners

     

    Feedback on REAP’s Energy Company Survey at February Farmers’ Market

    A big thank you to all who came to the REAP stall at the February’s Farmers’ Market to let us know which energy company you currently use and to pick up information from the February 2016 Which? customer survey.
    Our own survey showed the most commonly used companies in Roundhay and Oakwood are ranked 15th (British Gas) and 22nd (Npower) in the Which? Review Customer satisfaction survey – 22% of us use British Gas and 22% use Npower. Only 9.6% use the top performer (Ovo Energy), 4% use Good Energy (ranked 2nd) and 4% use Ecotricity (ranked 3rd).
    The Which? site also gives information on the fuel mix used by each company. The chart below shows the percentage of fuel from renewable sources versus the percentage of fuel from coal:

    Events in Roundhay Park*
    Once again, thanks to the Friends of Roundhay Park for this monthly round-up of events in the park.

    To receive the monthly round-up of events that John Ferguson compiles for FoRP, contact: messages@forp.co.uk.