In July we were part of Kirkstall Festival for the first time. Kirkstall in Bloom started in early 2012 and is a group of local residents that have come together to beautify areas of Kirkstall, and are currently completing the drink and be grateful fountain area on Kirkstall Road opposite the leisure centre.
Kirkstall Festival was a way for us to promote the local work that we have done and to try and encourage local residents to get excited about gardening. We recently applied and received some funding from Community First to run some gardening workshops which taught the local community the basics of making hanging baskets and containers. (see photo of a hanging basket in full bloom). So if you were at Kirkstall Festival and came away with a free hanging basket that was us!
We helped over 60 children and adults make up a range of planters and hanging baskets and got over 10 local volunteers involved to teach the gardening. Overall it was a really successful day and we would like to thank the KVCA, Cllr Lucinda Yeadon and Community First for their support.