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    May 2016

    eBulletin May 2016

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    Its our birthday, they’ll be a party coz its our birthday at Oakwood clock this Saturday, 21st May 9am to 12:30pm. Steel band, Face painting, a Treasure hunt (one for adults and one for the kids) and a huge big CAKE!

    Treasure hunt Adult prize is market hamper – – –  Treasure hunt Kids prize is pottery painting at Jackrabitts Pottery

    Guest Stalls this month:
    Specialist Cheese from Todmorden – Pextenement cheese

    Strawberries and Asparagus – Woodside Farm Fruits

    Jam Specialists – Seasonal Larder

    Go Wild, Msitu Foraging – Mina Said-Allsopp
    Pextenement Cheese
    High on the hillside at Eastwood above Todmorden, the 17th Century Grade II listed barn, Pextenement Farm was returned to its original use as a dairy in 2009.

    Woodside Farm Fruits
    Normally a pick you own farm, they’ve picked it for you today!

    Seasonal Larder
    Jams, chutneys and cordials all made in Leeds, with seasonal local produce.

    Mina Said-Allsopp
    Mina is a wild food specialist, who creates master pieces with her finds. Who knows what she’ll bring to market, but it will be worth a try. She also runs foraging experiences!

    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
    Each month a different artist or craft worker will attend the market to share their passion. This month we have a Japanese Calligrapher

    Japanese Calligrapher
    Keiko Harada has been practicing calligraphy for more than 50 years. She has taught calligraphy to children and mature pupils for many years.

    Fu Ku Fu Jo: 不 垢 不 浄
    Meaning : Neither pure nor impure. This is the nature of Ku(垢) and of all that exists. Most people look for purity and reject impurity. Originally, all phenomena and all beings in the cosmos are neither pure nor impure. They have the same essence.
    The REAP Garden Group is holding the Annual Spring Plant and Seedling Swap.  Pot up and label your excess veggie and flower seedlings and plants and bring them along to the market to swap with your community for something different.
    Our Oakwood Community Edible Bed is looking good this Spring.  Remember, the plants are all edible – either leaf, shoot, root or fruit.  Before picking, just check the label by that plant invites you to do so. Some of our plants will take a few weeks before they are ready to harvest.
    Information Stalls

    The REAP stall will feature Play Streets. Gledhow Wood Grove will be at the market, to share their experience of using Leeds City Council’s Play Streets scheme to temporarily close their street for play sessions, giving children freedom, fresh air and fun. With Leeds Play Network, they can help others do the same on their streets. More information is available at the Playing Out and Leeds City Council websites.


    The Roundhay Live Stall will feature St Gemma’s Hospice who aim to spread awareness about what they do and how people can get involved. Contact person is Emily Clark Fundraiser (Community and Events) St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds
    Tel: 0113 218 5559
    The market dates for 2016 are as follows 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December
    You can downlown the leaflet at

    Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods
    Thanks to all who have helped raise 70% of £28,500 to aid Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods purchase a field threatened with development off Gledhow valley road Leeds for community use. Still chance to help them here

    A date for your diary. Roundhay Open Gardens Sunday 26 June. Don’t miss this very popular community event. Lots of interesting gardens to see in your neighbourhood. Plus opportunities to stop off for tea and homemade cakes, too.

    Green Tips for May
    Why not follow the Earth Day checklist which highlights the following 5 simple shifts in individual behaviour which can make a worthwhile difference:

    • stop buying one-time-use items eg paper towels
    • keep refusing plastic bags
    • be meat and/or dairy free for one day per week (or more)
    • shop for second-hand and buy natural fibres
    • carry a reusable water bottle

    Why not give it a try?
    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.
    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:

    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 or email us at

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

    *These events are not organised by REAP

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