We had a successful and beautiful morning in the park doing a litter pick first thing and then tending the beds around the newly manicured Bay Tree. Today is Halloween the ancient Celtic pagan festival of Samhain" (pronounced Sow-in) which comes from the Old Irish for "summer's end". Halloween is also linked with the Roman feast of Pomona who as the goddess of fruits and seeds is appropriate to today's activities. The Christianised Halloween was originally a festival when the recently departed souls who had not yet reached heaven were prayed for. This diversity of meanings, origins and derivatives captures the LEAP spirit well and underlines the fact that the People's Park draws all of the community together. We welcomed a new person to the group today and got quite a bit done in the park, planting white onions for the people to eat and a sedum for the pollinators and those invertebrates that then feed our increasing bird population. Here is a collection of pictures taken in the park earlier today showing how nature encroaches upon Kidderminster town centre through the wildlife corridor that links St George's Park to Baxter Gardens Park via the churchyard all of which are of course also LEAP sites. Have a Great Halloween!
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