Category Archives: Ecology

Incredible Edible Aireborough Launch at Guiseley Farmers’ Market – 19th April

Originally posted on Aireborough Neighbourhood Development Forum:
Becky Mears and the New Planters Fancy taking a walk to work, school, or shop,  and picking a few fresh, seasonal,  runner beans, peas or strawberries on the way?  Well,  if a new…

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Tree planting in the sunshine

A loyal band of local people met in the park on a cold Sunday to help create a community orchard for Guiseley.  It was a frosty morning but the sun was shining and soon warmed the ground – and us. After … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet?

Have you noticed that the days are getting slowly but steadily longer? Have you managed to drag yourself out of the house into the muddy, windswept and bitterly cold outdoors long enough to spot the first signs of life such … Continue reading

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Park Maintenance Update

Five foot high grass,  an ugly clay mound that would not look out-of-place in a mining district,  and dog excrement everywhere, is not exactly what the Friends had in mind for the Park in 2014.   Since last  year we have … Continue reading

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Marking the Start of the World War One Centenary

On Saturday 26th April 2014,  seven Friends of Parkinson’s Park came to help dig over and prepare the Wildflower area for planting and poppy-seed sowing – as part of this year’s World War One Centenary. The area is due to … Continue reading

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Wild About Gardens – by Chris Parapia

A good number of Friends of Parkinson’s Park turned out on Saturday 26th October as part of the RHS Community Initiative ” Wild About Gardens” week. We were very fortunate to have received 500 free crocus bulbs from the RHS … Continue reading

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Wildflowers! – by Chris Parapia

Summer will be shortly turning to autumn, but the beautiful wildflower area in Parkinson’s Park by the farmgate entrance has been a joy to see throughout the summer. What a transformation of the area from a “dog poo” and nettle … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Bugs in May

For the All Our Stories project we are looking at the natural, geological and cultural history of the Park.   Joanna Brooks is running the ecological project and in May asked Andrew Grayson, an experienced entomologist, and member of the Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Edible Britain Project – by Chris Parapia

After several months of hard work, flowers, herbs and vegetables are coming to fruition. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this,  including teacher Matilda Brown and pupils Amelie Childs, Eleanor Boggs and Katy Pratt from St Oswalds School … Continue reading

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A Herculean Feat

Well done to Sue Jackson and Steve Megson for rolling the tree logs uphill to the Oxford Avenue gate, that was quite some task.  The logs will now become herb planters as part of the Edible season in the Park.

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