Staff from the environmental volunteering centre Hollybush are bringing a range of activities to 5 WAYS every Thursday. This Thursday that included planting vegetables out on the terrace, willow weaving to make bird feeders and making fat balls to fill them. Gemma Foley of Hollybush said: “Learning new skills and finding different interests is really…

The family of a Leeds man, who lost his life after battling alcohol misuse, has used the money collected at his funeral to plant trees in his memory. Relatives of Kevin Collinson from Tinshill, who died last September, worked with gardeners from Forward Leeds’ Grow Together group. Members of the group are all in recovery…

Members of the 5 WAYS Grow Together group have created a colourful mosaic as an entrance sign to their allotment at Woodhouse Moor. The group took over an abandoned allotment plot in July 2016 and had to cut down six foot high vegetation before they could begin work. Claire Doble, co-facilitator of the group said: …

The WY-FI Project have used gardening therapy for their staff away day. WY-FI works to support people across West Yorkshire who have multiple needs to live more fulfilling lives and achieve their goals. The team visited the 5 WAYS Grow Together group in their Hyde Park allotment to help out the project. The 5 WAYS…

The Family Plus team at Forward Leeds will be running activities for clients and their families across the city throughout August. This includes animal handling days, picnics and games in the park as well as gardening and nature days. Sophie Parker the head of the Family Plus team said: ”These events are so important for…

Grow Together

The Grow Together group is a permaculture and environmental gardening group created as joint project between Forward Leeds and Hyde Park Source. The group is a part of the weekly planned activities at the Forward Leeds Recovery Academy and meets every Tuesday afternoon. The course teaches participants to design and maintain “green-space” such as a…

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