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    July 2016

    eBulletin July 2016

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    This Saturday, shop at the Oakwood clock, 16th July 9am to 12:30pm. The farmers market is a food market of local producers.

    Regular stall holders include fresh bread, organic meat, bacon, gammon and highland beef, fresh fish (occasional lobster and crab), a huge variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, cheese and butter, pies and pastries, soups and sauces, juice and preserves.

    Guest Stalls this month include:
    Chutney, what I call “Savoury Jam” –  Natalie St John

    Strawberries and Asparagus – Woodside Farm Fruits

    Vegan Cakes – That Old Chestnut
    Natalie St John
    Variety of local chutneys. Natalie has had a guest stall before, so some of you will have tasted her delicious savoury jams. Here are sixteen ways to eat chutney.

    Woodside Farm Fruits
    Normally a ‘pick you own’ farm, but today they’ve picked it for you! If you fancy a visit, they’re close to Yorvale Ice Creams in York.

    That Old Chesnut
    They are here to prove you don’t need eggs, milk, cream or butter to make damn fine tasting cakes. But Why Go Vegan?

    Artists and Craft workers
    Each month a different artist or craft worker will attend the market to share their passion. This month we have Margaret Chalmers who will be making simple felt pieces using sheep’s wool. Traditional “wet felting” predates spinning and weaving in the making of textiles – the oldest known pieces of felt, found in a burial mound in Siberia preserved by the permafrost, date from around 450 BC.
    Margaret has been using the traditional wet felting method for several years, and will also have some of her work on display. She makes 2D and seamless 3D pieces – accessories, garments and items for the home, functional or decorative.

    Link to Mongolian felt making (large scale – like for a yurt!)

     

    REAP Garden Group

    The REAP Gardening Group will be at the Farmers’ Market as usual. As well as working on the Edible Bed, the group will be showing you how to keep your plants well watered whilst away on holiday and have some useful tips on successful composting. Come and chat to us and join our growing community.
    Our Oakwood Community Edible Bed is flourishing. 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 has information about Roundhay Environmental Action Project.

     

    The Roundhay Live Stall is hosted this month by Roundhay Women’s Institute – so much more than Jam and Jerusalem! Having celebrated the centenary of the WI movement last year Roundhay WI will be showcasing the sorts of activities WI’s currently  get up to. Drop by and have a chat with our members, find out what’s in store for future monthly meetings,  as well as the wide variety of social groups we have.
    The market dates for 2016 are as follows 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December
    You can download the leaflet at oakwoodfarmersmarket.com.

    Green Tips for July
    How to holiday without breaking the planet – Green Choices – Eco Holidays

     

    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.

    June 2016

     

    eBulletin June 2016

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    Come to the Oakwood clock this Saturday, 18th June 9am to 12:30pm for the stalls, the company and the cake (let’s face it there is always cake).

    The stalls are genuinely local and the stall holders are also the actual producers, which means you can find out a bit more about how the food is produced or how you might serve it.

    The market is community run and not for profit. Email us or come and have a chat, if you want to get involved or have an idea for the market. We always want to welcome new team members so don’t be shy – come and chat to us in the hi vis jackets!

    Regular stall holders include fresh bread, organic meat, bacon, gammon and highland beef, fresh fish (occasional lobster and crab), huge variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, cheese and butter, pies and pastries, soups and sauces, juice and preserves.

    Guest Stalls this month include:
    Fresh, Italian Cuisine – Mario Olianas

    Strawberries and Asparagus – Woodside Farm Fruits

    Melt in the Mouth Marshmallows – Art of Mallow

    Local Cured Salami – Reliance
    Gusto Italiano
    Doesn’t sound very local, but after 15 years living here it feels like home. Ask him about his cookery clases.

    Woodside Farm Fruits
    Normally a ‘pick you own’ farm, but today they’ve picked it for you! If you fancy a visit, they’re close to Yorvale Ice Creams in York.

    Art of Mallow
    Just discovered that toasting these beauties only improves them. Nice end to a BBQ or addition to a campfire. Perfect roasting instructions.

    Charcuterie – The Reliance
    Britain is taking back the crown for excellence in curing meats and The Reliance are doing it in style. Go and have a try, with some fresh bread – Little treat. Add a bit to a fish dish – Fine Dining. See more about British charcuterie heritage.

    Artists and Craft workers
    Each month a different artist or craft worker will attend the market to share their passion. This month we have Margaret from The Braid Society. They cover everything from loop manipulation to hair braiding. Come along and maybe discover a new hobby!

    REAP Garden Group

    Launch of Greening Grey Britain in Roundhay

    Walking around many parts of Roundhay you may have noticed that many of our front gardens are disappearing. Trees and shrubs are being grubbed out and green spaces that once housed urban wildlife are being concreted over.

    Nationally a survey in 2015 revealed that three times as many front gardens in Britain are now paved over compared to ten years ago, a total increase of 15 square miles of ‘grey’, and that plant cover in front gardens has decreased by as much as 15%. Over five million front gardens now have no plants growing in them (that’s one in three for the UK) and four and a half million front gardens (one in four) are completely paved over, often to provide parking for several cars.

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has launched a campaign, Greening Grey Britain, following evidence of this alarming trend of Britain. They recognise that many people want to have a hard surface in their front garden to park on, and have demonstrated that, with good garden design, there are lots of ways to achieve this with minimal environmental impact.

    We in REAP are adopting the Greening Grey Britain call to action to raise awareness of the extent of this trend and the resulting harmful environmental impact. We believe it is vital to reverse this trend for our residents’ health, for wildlife, to help mitigate pollution and heat waves, and contribute to protecting shops and homes in Leeds from flooding.

    Come along to the REAP stall at the Oakwood Farmers’ Market on June 18 and hear more about this trend, what the impacts are, and what we all can do to help Green Grey Britain.
    Roundhay Open Gardens Sunday 26 June 1 – 5pm

    16 gardens will be open to the public.  Come along for ideas for your garden or just to see what your neighbours are growing.  Route maps with garden descriptions are now available.  Pick one up at this month’s Farmers’ Market, in local shops, libraries and churches around Roundhay or download one. The gardens are open to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice.  Make one donation in your first garden and then visit all the others.  Refreshments are available en route.  Join our growing community!

     

    Our Oakwood Community Edible Bed is going to be even better 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 has information about Roundhay Environmental Action Project.

     

    The Roundhay Live Stall is hosted this month by Leeds Cycling Campaign. After the excitement of the ITU World Triathlon and our roads being cleared for two wheels and two feet, come and talk to these guys who are working for everyday improvements for cyclists.
    The market dates for 2016 are as follows 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December
    You can downlown the leaflet at oakwoodfarmersmarket.com.

    Green Tips for June
    Try the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) green tips
    Annual Friends Gledhow Valley Wood (FGVW) Family Fun Day*

    Saturday 18 June 2016 (1.30-5pm) – that’s same day as the market

    The event will be held on the grassland area adjacent to Gledhow Valley Road and Allerton Grange Way.

     

    The event brings local people together for an afternoon of fun, activities and entertainment focussing on the local woodland and the plants and wildlife that live there.

     

    Fun Day Activities include:

    Animal visitors from Morley Exotic Animal Rescue

    Live music from Corpus Christie Brass Band and Bassa Bassa

    Talon Falconry birds of prey

    Children’s Magic Show from Jonty the Magician

    The Conservation Volunteers

    Bees and beekeeping, Plant sale, Book stall, Face painting, Parachute games, Circus skills, Grand raffle, Tin Can Alley, Firefighters, Clay modelling, Bird box making, Start birdwatching and Home-made refreshments

    Find out what the Friends are doing to enhance your local woodland

    FGVW gift stall including coasters, mugs, postcards, greetings cards, badges
    Bird Fair in Leeds*

    The first Leeds Birdfair on Saturday 25th June 2016 will be held at Rodley Nature Reserve, Moss Bridge Road, Leeds LS13 1HP from 9:30am to 4pm.
    Many conservation organisations, local groups and businesses will be attending and there’s a reserved gazebo and table for the ‘Friends’ groups in Leeds. It’s very important that your groups have a presence at the Birdfair to promote the work that is done by all of you. You’ll be able to display leaflets on the stall to highlight your group and promote wildlife events.

    As part of the event, we’ll be running a series of outdoor events and indoor talks.
    If you would like to get involved contact Linda from Rodley Nature Reserve linda.startbirding@gmail.com or call Linda on 07778 768719
    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

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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 oakwoodfarmersmarket.com.

    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: Messages@forp.co.uk.

    **********************
    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

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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.
    **********************
    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.

    February 2016

    eBulletin February 2016

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    Come and get your local produce at the Oakwood clock this Saturday, 20th February 9am to 12:30pm. See what is in season with a fruit and veg calendar.

    Feedback on the stalls and the market is always welcome on our Facebook page.

    Guest Stalls:
    Raw, Vegetarian, Dairy Free Meals and Snacks – HappiFood

    Organic Todmordon cheese – Pextenement
    Local Preserves – The Seasonal Larder
    Handmaded Yorkshire Biscuity Treats – Sawleys biscuits

    HappiFood
    Newcomer Mariesa says she will “Provide you with tasty, creative vegetarian, vegan and raw foods, adding the good stuff to your busy lifestyle, to ensure that you have a source of rich enzymes to help and support you throughout your day!”

    Pextenement Cheeses
    Founded in 2008, the Pextenement Cheese Company aims to produce high quality handmade cheeses solely from the organic milk produced by Pextenement Farm.

    The Seasonal Larder
    Makers of a range of preserves inspired by and made from fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs all grown within 50 miles of LS25.

    The Sawley Kitchen
    Amazing biscuits and meringues, beware the meringues are popular so get there early.

    Regular Stall Holders sell meat, fish, fruit and veg, eggs, cheese, pies, pastries, soups, sauces, juice and preserves.

    REAP Gardening Group is back this month, preparing for the new growing season.  Come over and chat with us and join our growing community! Facebook link

    REAP Stall
    Information to help people check out the different energy companies in terms of their green credentials as well as overall cost and efficiency.  We are also interested in learning which energy companies people currently use, and so ask everyone at the market to come to the stall to tell us!

    March Preview
    Guest stall – Bradwell’s Handmade Chocolates for Easter – handmade Belgium chocolate.

    From March there will be an new and exciting opportunity to watch and engage with Artists and Craft workers at the Farmers Market. It is an opportunity to find out what is going on in the area, what each craft/art involves and possibly have a go yourself. Each month there will be a different art or craft being demonstrated. Contact nick@nickclaiden.co.uk for more detail.
    We will start with “Men in Sheds” which is a fully equipped wood workshop for older men in Leeds.

    The market dates for 2016 are as follows 20th February, 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 News and Event
    Lidgett Lane Allotments
    If you want the chance to grow your own fruit, flowers and vegetables why not put your name on the Lidgett Lane allotment waiting list?
    Our list is very short so hopefully you may not have to wait too long for a plot. If you are interested, please contact Frances Dada by email francesdada6@gmail.com or ring 2690978.
    Experienced gardeners and novices all welcome.


    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.

    **********************

    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

    January 2016

    eBulletin January 2016

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    Happy New Year! Seems like winter has just arrived. The snow and ice is forecast, but don’t let that keep you away. Come and get your winter warmers at the Oakwood clock this Saturday, 16th January 9am to 12:30pm.

    Guest Stalls:
    Bread and Treats – Leeds Bread Coop
    Fresh Curry Sauce – Really Indian Sauces

    Leeds Bread Coop
    If you haven’t yet tried their amazing ‘proper’ bread, now is the time. Perfect with hearty soups and stews for winter.

    Really Indian Sauces
    Comforting and warming curry for the cold weather and the cold bugs.

    Regular Stall Holders sell meat, fish, fruit and veg, eggs, cheese, pies, pastries, soups, sauces, juice and preserves.

    No REAP Gardening Group this month. The next time you will see us at the market will be February 2016 when we start preparing for the new growing season.  Come over and chat with us and join our growing community! Facebook link

    Roundhay Live and REAP Stall
    Hosting this month is the Parochial and Home Guard Snooker Club. If like me you didn’t know we had a snooker club in Oakwood – with a bar! You should see these guys for more details.

    The market dates for 2016 are as follows 26th January, 20th February, 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 News and Event
    THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF LEGAL AID
    Tuesday 2 February 2016 at 7.30p.m.
    Philip Goldberg, Partner and Head of Criminal Law at Lester Morrill Solicitors
    cafe.economique.leeds@gmail.com


    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.

    December 2015

    eBulletin December 2015

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market

    Come and get some treats at the last market before Christmas at the Oakwood clock this Saturday, 19th December 9am to 12:30pm.

    Guest Stalls:
    Leeds famous marshmallows – Art of Mallow
    Handmade Italian food – Mario Olianas
    Local Roundhay Honey  – Support Yorkshire Bees
    Ketchups and Jams  – The Seasonal Larder
    Cured meats  – The Reliance

    Art of Mallow
    Amazing flavours, perfect for Christmas gifts, if you can resist eating them yourself. They often sell out early.

    Mario Olianas
    Variety of Italian delights, most popular are his doughnuts

    Local Honey
    Ever thought of keeping your own bees? Talk to these guys.

    The Seasonal Larder
    Makers of preserves made from fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs all grown within 50 miles of LS25.

    The Reliance
    Salami, chorizo, hams all from local rare breed pork. Outstanding Christmas treats.

    Regular Stall Holders sell meat, fish, fruit and veg, eggs, cheese, pies, pastries, soups, sauces, juice and preserves.
    No gourmet mushroom stall this month.

    No REAP Gardening Group this month. The next time you will see us at the market will be February 2016 when we start preparing for the new growing season.  Come over and chat with us and join our growing community! Facebook link

    Roundhay Live and REAP Stall
    Roundhay Environmental Action Project offering free mince pies with donations to St Gemma’s Hospice.

    Friends of Gledhow Valley Wood selling calendars to help raise funds to maintain Gledhow Valley Woods.

    Leeds Lions Club will be selling mulled wine, to raise funds for their great work.

    Oakwood Cinema will be promoting their next films (Paddington PG and Mr Holmes)

    The last market date for 2015 is 19th December, 2016 markets to be announced!
    Stay informed at oakwoodfarmersmarket.com.


    REAP News and Event

    Cafe Sci Leeds 8pm, Tuesday 22nd December 2015

    Seven Arts (31A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD)

    Annual festive science-related quiz

    Do I need to come with a team? No – you can turn up and form a team with others, or join a team.

    THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF LEGAL AID
    Tuesday 2 February 2016 at 7.30p.m.
    Philip Goldberg, Partner and Head of Criminal Law at Lester Morrill Solicitors
    cafe.economique.leeds@gmail.com

    Paris Talks on Climate Change

    After a lot of public interest and pressure, an agreement has now been reached. Read an analysis by Friends of the Earth.


    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

    November 2015 bulletin

    REAP

    eBulletin November 2015

    Oakwood Farmers’ Market
    Oakwood clock this Saturday 21st Novemer 9 to 12:30 pm.

    Talking about the clock, see film about Oakwood clock’s restoration here.

    At the market this month, look out for the Polar Bears raising climate change awareness.

    Guest stalls this month:

    Roundhay Bakehouse
    Local and distinguished bakers. Read their story.

    Pextenement Cheese
    Made in Todmorden, but high on the hills. So hopefully won’t be too badly affected by recent river floods!

    Local Honey
    Ever thought of keeping your own bees? Talk to these guys.

    Regular Stall Holders sell meat, fish, fruit and veg, eggs, cheese, pies, pastries, soups, sauces, juice and preserves.

    REAP Gardening Group will be at the Farmers’ market for the last time this year. We will be showing you how and why to compost our autumn leaves. We will also be tidying up the Oakwood Edible Bed for winter and showing you what we are still harvesting from our veg beds in November. The next time you will see us at the market will be February 2016 when we start preparing for the new growing season.  Come over and chat with us and join our growing community! Facebook link

    Roundhay Live Stall
    Friends of Gledhow Valley Wood will be selling merchandise (including Christmas cards, mugs, coasters, greetings cards) this will help raise funds to construct additional pathway in Gledhow Valley Woods.

    About My Area are looking forward to being at the November Oakwood Farmers Market again! Chatting to people about community groups and events coming up to encourage people to use the About My Area websites in North Leeds to promote their activities for free in front of thousands of loyal readers! There will also be the opportunity to sign up for the fortnightly e-newsletter and enter a prize draw to win vouchers from Chapel Allerton Gift shop Chirpy! Please come along and say hello!

    The last market date for 2015 is 19th December, 2016 markets to be announced!
    Stay informed at oakwoodfarmersmarket.com.


    REAP News and dates for your diary

    Light a candle for the Planet at a Vigil to be held between 4 and 5 pm on Saturday 5th December at Oakwood Clock

    Cafe Sci Leeds 8pm, Tuesday 8th December 2015

    Seven Arts (31A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD)

    Prof Piers Forster, Leeds University

    The UN Conference on Climate Change begins on November 30th.  The hope is that the nations of the world will agree plans designed to limit temperature rise to 2C.  Last week the UK Met Office announced that temperatures have already risen above pre-industrial levels by over 1C.  Some scientists fear that rises of 4C or more are inevitable.  Other voices suggest that a rise of 2C would be good news.

    What is the Paris conference really about, and what can it realistically achieve?
    What does the conference mean for us in the UK?
    What does it mean for you individually?

    Piers Forster is Professor of Physical Climate Change at Leeds University.  He has been an adviser to the government, and was a Lead Author of the IPCC’s 2014 report on the progress of climate change and the options for adaptation.

    ‘FOR THE LOVE OF YORKSHIRE’ CLIMATE FESTIVAL*
     Want to send them a message loud and clear from Yorkshire?
    Our festival, ‘For the Love of Yorkshire’, launches on 10 November in Leeds and York and runs until 13 December.  Linking with the Climate Coalition’s UK ‘For the Love of …’ campaign, the aim is to start a county-wide conversation about climate change and take those messages to Paris.
    Events Listings at http://fortheloveofyorkshire.org
    Coordinated by: University of Leeds, Schumacher North, the Oasis School of Human Relations, Friends of the Earth and Leeds Tidal.

    Demonstration Calling for Action on Climate Change
    Leeds Trade Union Council and Leeds Schumacher North and Leeds Churches have agreed to jointly organise a Climate Change demonstration in Leeds on
    Saturday 28 November.
    Campaigning environmental organisations and citizens are needed to take part. We all agree that human society and how it is organised is causing worser climate change. This is meant to be a Leeds demonstration but as part of a global movement calling for urgent and fair action to deal with climate change.

    TO CHANGE EVERYTHING, WE NEED EVERYONE!  NO TO DIRTY ENERGY! YES TO RENEWABLES! CLIMATE JOBS NOW! JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE!

    Together we are more powerful than they can possibly imagine. Whatever happens at the Paris Climate talks we can, and will build the future from here.

    Leeds Demonstration Saturday 28 November
    Assemble 13:00 onwards at Leeds Minister
    March moves 14:00 around Leeds City Centre
    Rally at 15:00 at Leeds City Square

    NATIONAL PEOPLES MARCH FOR CLIMATE, JUSTICE & JOBS*
    LONDON SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER
    National demonstration planned and Leeds Trade Union Council has arranged for coach transport to go down from Leeds. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite

    Have you Renovated Your Home?*
    Niall Kerr wants to interview people who have invested in improving the energy efficiency of their home. I am interested in their motivations, whether they are primarily motivated by reducing their energy bill, or whether motivations like improved comfort or environmental concerns also play a major role. Contact details

    Handel’s Messiah*
    St Aiden’s church LS8 5QD Saturday 5th December 7:30pm. Brought to you by Harrogate Choral Society.
    Book early to avoid disappointment


    Events in Roundhay Park in November*
    Once again, thanks to the Friends of Roundhay Park for this monthly round-up of events in the park – you can thank them in person this month!
    Regular events:

    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

    Copyright © 2015 REAP, All rights reserved.

    December eBulletin

    Click to view the most recent REAP eBulletin, sent to subscribers on 19th December 2014.

    Topics included are:

    • Oakwood Farmers’ Market+ (20th December)
    • REAP Garden Group
    • Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries*
    • St Gemma’s Christmas Tree Collection Service*
    • Events in Roundhay Park in December*
    • What’s on elsewhere in Leeds this month*
    • New eBulletin team

    The eBulletin is a free monthly round-up of what’s happening locally and environmentally in Roundhay (and elsewhere in Leeds, Yorkshire, the UK and the World): Subscribe here.

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