Gardening in Leeds - Holbeck Urban Village

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Gardening in Leeds - Holbeck Urban Village
« on: May 25, 2009, 08:58:38 PM »

There are plenty of spots for guerilla gardening in and around Holbeck Urban Village and Holbeck. If anyone's interested in doing a spot of gardening there, let me know, I've scoped out some good spots and have some photos.

Next weekend, 29-31 May, there's an Urban Gardening Weekend in the area, with a free plant swap, community planting event, planting workshop (Fri 29, 12.30-2.30pm at Round Foundry Media Centre) with free seed sticks (blueberries, bananitos, goji berries, herbs and flax seeds being given away) an urban ramble, and the opening of a new temporary green space outside Round Foundry. Wonderwood will be open until September, and will be full of wildlife plants and herbs - its a public space that anyone can use or run activites in so if you feel like holding a guerilla gardening meet up, it could be a good location - and I can promote it on the facebook pages.

In fact - the Urban Gardening Weekend might be a great time to hold a guerilla gardening meet up and there are no planned events in Wonderwood on Fri 29th, Sat 30th or Sun 31st.

If you're interested, there's more info on facebook page (you don't need to be a member)
or if you're a member of facebook already, join the group The Village Post.

Full events info at
or stay in touch at twitter - I'm at 'villagepost'

In the spirit of full transparency, I am working on this project above, but I hope a few people will be inspired by it to get involved in greening their own communities.

thanks, Fran