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This Saturday we will be having another work party in St George's Park meeting at 10 am at the shelter. Building on recent successes we plan to continue with our Spring programme of tidying, weeding and planting. As always the refreshments for work party animals are free. Come and hear our news about developments in Let's Eat the Park and FoSGP community based activities, including further funding successes, our growing partnerships, confirmed attractions at our St George's Day Family Fun and Discovery Event (25 April) and all the things that will be coming up at our next meeting at the Youth House.
Come along and get involved, meet fellow residents working together to grow free food in the Horsefair/Greenhill areas, to stage free community events and who are reaching out across regional networks to new partners including the Royal Horticultural Society and the Youth Trust. Hear more about our plans for KidFest 2015 our free arts, storytelling and children's theatre festival organised by local Friends group volunteers in August - the Horsefair's special contribution to the Kidderminster Arts Festival.
Come and check us out, we are the ones in the Hi-Viz vests doing stuff, tools and gloves loaned out to volunteers - we'd love you to come along and help us with our project.
Join up with local people taking action for themselves and acting on their own intiative to care for the People's Park - Since 1927 (and surrounding areas)...
10am at the Shelter Saturday 28 March
Let's Eat the People's Park!
Party animals required for LEAP work party in St George's Park Meet at the Shelter at 10am or look out for the hi-viz vests...that'll be us.
All welcome - no pressure - work at your own pace - join us for the pleasure of doing stuff outdoors with other people, growing food to share and looking after the People's Park.
Refreshments available, gloves and tools supplied - give the park an hour or so of your time and in return feel better physically and mentally!
Fully equipped with special instruments for observing solar eclipses members of the LEAP team met to record this celestial event in St George's Park this morning with the aid of not one - but three precision tuned colanders. This fly-eye approach to looking at things happening to the Sun may not be at the cutting edge of cosmology but we are happy with the result all the same. For those unfamiliar with the technology each circle is a reflection of the Sun with the Moon shadow across it. The pictures also pick up the enchanting if slightly disturbing quality of light experienced during eclipses. The birds were very quiet too.
See Update by Friends Wildlife Officer on our Wildlife Page Here
A Community In Action - People Looking After the 'People's Park' - Living Up to the Donors' Expectations
Another great turn-out for the work party today in St George's Park. Local people getting involved in our park and in the Let's Eat the Park project that is continuously unfolding there. A meeting between the LEAP team and FoSGP wildlife officer Gehardt Kruckow provided an update on developments within the wildlife corridor fanning out in a northerly direction from St George's Park established by the Friends group about 7 years ago. More of Gehardt's report will appear on the Park Wildlife page in next few days but he notes that over January to February in our town centre urban green space badgers, foxes, grey squirrel and hegdehogs have been seen as well as a variety of other wildlife looking for their own chance to eat the park, or at least some of its inhabitants. On the back of yesterday's cake spectacular at the Youth House and Wednesdays training at Martineau Gardens in Birmingham today's work party was a great boost to all the LEAP team. Here are a few photos from today's volunteer activity in our park, the People's Park since 1927!
Let Them Eat Parks
Delicious cakes that include ingredients grown in St George's Park are to be donated to the Kidderminster and District Youth Trust Red Nose Day event taking place 11.30am to 2.30pm on Friday 13 March. Members of the Let's Eat the Park team Nicky and Carol have been busy baking cakes for a cake spectacular at the Youth House in aid of Comic Relief. In these lemon and rosemary cupcakes the rosemary was planted as part of the LEAP project intended to increase the availability of healthy food in the Horsefair and surrounding areas - at zero cost. Not only that but because the event has been organised by our partners KDYT at the Youth House - just across the ring road from the park and the cakes were made locally, it symbolises zero food miles as well, demonstrating our links with the aims of Transition Kidderminster too.
The LEAP team are very pleased to make our contribution to the Youth House fundraiser for Comic Relief and at the same time have a platform to promote free food in the Horsefair from our increasingly edible park(s).
The other cake pictured below is a sage and apple cake made using sage grown in the park. Apples, its other main ingredient, have also been planted in both St George's and Baxter Gardens parks by the LEAP team, but it is too early to harvest any fruit from them yet. This cake also includes almonds which can be found in St George's Park too and both of these ingredients will soon be available from Let's Eat the Park.
Like all of FoSGP community initiatives the aim is to make as much as possible free to residents and visitors to our area, but these cakes represent the participation of the LEAP team in a national charitable event in collaboration with our community partners KDYT. Hope you can make it to the Youth House to enjoy the wonderful cakes to sample produce grown in the heart of our community and make a contribution to Red Nose Day.
Stop Press Catch up with latest LEAP News on the Let's Eat the Park page above... or at this link :-http://stgeorgespark.weebly.com/lets-eat-the-park-leap
The Friends of St George's Park are having our monthly meeting at the Talbot Room in the Youth House, Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster at 7pm on Friday 6 March 2015.
Agenda items will include
LEAP Work Party Baxter Gardens Park Saturday 7 March
The St George's crew will join up with the Friends of Baxter Gardens park for a Let's Eat the Park work party planting fruit trees and other edibles in our partner park and LEAP site. Come along and help out, make the area more productive and extend the free food network.
Meet at the Baxter Avenue park entrance Saturday at 10am, tools and gloves provided, refreshments available come and plant some stuff in the locality.
Join LEAP and plant the future - because it feels good!
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