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    March 2016

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    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.
    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

    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:

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