Growing activities with Our Future Beeston

Our Future Beeston launched a new programme of ‘Get Involved in Growing’ activities at the Watsonian Pavilion in Cross Flatts Park over Easter.

In addition to sunflower planting in recycled coffee cups, participants learned how to divide chives and grow mint from root cuttings.

A regular Get Involved in Growing session will take place on the first Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm, it is free and family friendly (please note: the event on 7 May has been cancelled due to ill health).

If you don’t have green fingers then way not join our crochet class, run by experienced crafter Ellie Wadsworth. Ellie said:

“I have been knitting and crocheting for around seven years now, teaching many people along the way. This includes people with a range of abilities. I am also a history teacher, so any history facts are appreciated!

“The crochet club will welcome anyone who wants to join, if you have access to crochet hooks, please bring them along but if not we will provide them, we will also provide the wool. The lessons will take place on the first Saturday of the month in May, June and July between 10am-1pm. The classes are beginner friendly but a range of abilities are welcome.”

Also back, by popular demand, is the table top sale. The first sale in March was so successful the team have decided to make it a regular event, held every second Saturday of the month, with the first sale on 14 May. To book a table contact Gloria on 07983 005745.

The Our Future Beeston activities group are busy working on the summer programme, so keep an eye out for updates in South Leeds Life and on local Facebook forums.

For information about Our Future Beeston activities, including dates for forthcoming Energy Saving Drop In sessions e-mail or check out our Facebook page at:


This post was written by Beth Bingley

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