There’s some great volunteering opportunities coming up at Skelton Grange over the next month. The Friends of Skelton Grange have secured funding from Community First, in the City and Hunslet ward, to provide a range of community volunteering sessions, with a chance for people to come along and find our all about what goes on at Skelton Grange. The sessions all have a focus on trying new skills, but are also friendly, sociable events and run every Friday for the next 4 weeks from 10am until 4pm – but come any time from 9:30 for a cup of tea first!
Practice your Grim Reaper impressions – its the chance to learn how to use a traditional scythe. Scything and meadow clearance training Austrian Scythes using time-honoured techniques, with Niels Corfield from Edible Cities as your guide through the undergrowth.
Friday 20th September: Mush ado about teaching...
Renovation of our outdoor classroom spaces, including installation of new mushroom seats to make plenty of room for everyone.
Friday 27th September: Fruity Feast
Fruit harvesting, apple pressing, jam and preserve making. It’s been a great year for fruit this year so come along to help us celebrate! Thanks to Urban Harvest for the loan of the
apple presses, and there should be a chance for everyone to take some juice home! If you have any spare apples, then bring them along!
Friday 4th October: Open Day Ahoy! All hands on the Skelton deck!
We will be getting everything ready for the biggest social event of the year: The Big Green Open Day at Skelton Grange! (Doors will officially be opening to the public at 11am on Saturday the 5th October).
The sessions will be run as part of the regular Friday Green Team, but with a real focus on fun and learning new skills. We started with a harvest festival celebration including jam making, a tasty stew made from Skelton Vegetables and even a cake baked in our dragon oven! Tasty.
For more details on any of the events give us a call on 0113 2430815, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More info can also be found at http://www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange/volunteering/volunteering-events.
The project is supported through the Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund programme administered by the Community Development Foundation for the Office for Civil Society.