Grow Sheffield cooked our fourth allotment soup on Sunday, September
26, 2010 at the magical site in Rivein Valley.
The rain-free day involved following a ribbon trail which lead guests
through dancing, wire installations, willow sculpting, children’s
activities and painting with natural dyes. There were some scarecrows
hiding in the tall grass along the river bank and campaigning against
world food speculations in the corner. At the end of the event all visitors
and participants gathered around the fire to enjoy some soup and share
their thoughts about the day in the Allotment Soup comments book.
Many thanks to artists Ruthie Ford, Luisa Golob, Heather Ronson, Lois
Palferan, Patrick Amber, Trevor Tomlin, Charlie Hill, Ruth and Derek
Davenport, Boomshanka Belly Dancers, the artists from the community
allotment project at LEAF and representatives from the World Development
Movent Sheffiled for bringing their colours and flair to Allotment Soup.
Many thanks to the very arty growers from Rivellin Valley Allotment
Co-operative who invited Allotment Soup visitors to look and see their
growing projects. Allotment Soup was made very juicy thanks to all the
Abundance freshly pressed apple and pear juice which flowed like a river
through the day.Allotment Soup was supported by a small grant from Sheffield
Thanks to Jane and the rest of the staff from the lovely Rivellin Valley
Park Café for cooking tasty soup and cake from the fresh Rivelin
Photos: Bob Levene