Thackray Medical Museum Workshop – Sunday 15 May 1pm to 3pm

Come along and join in relief printing into clay to make fragrance stones, herbal diffuser pendants and cane toppers.
Learn about the qualities of the therapeutic herbal beds at Thackray Medical Museum, and propagate cuttings to take home, along with beneficial herbs used with fantastic medicinal in culinary uses.

Meet at the herbal beds next to the car park at 1 pm

Booking essential

For more information and to book a place please contact Emma Goodway: 0113 320 0159 ext: 5 /

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Family Art Workshop – Thackray Medical Museum – Monday 4 April – 11am to 1pm

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Family Art Workshop – Thackray Medical Museum (Monday 4 April 11am – 1pm)

Create beautiful prints on cards or a canvas bag.

Some fruits and vegetables which we use regularly have such brilliant shapes – it would be a shame to just eat them!

Create a wild and crazy design or stay sophisticated and simple – it’s up to you!

If you only have a few minutes – why not contribute to our community activity by using a range of interesting composting materials to create a big, imaginative, weird and wonderful face on the floor!

Booking Essential

To book a place please contact Emma Goodway / 0113 320 0159 (ext: 5)

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Shine workshop – Tuesday 22 March


The growers that attended made vertical growing towers from recycled materials.  They also found out how to make a living wall to grow your strawberries and salads and looking at tackling issues of watering by making a self watering bottle tower.
Growers were given strawberries, raspberries and potatoes to take home along with peas, broad beans and salad leaves that were sown during the session.

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SHINE drop-in workshop Tuesday 22 March

Back to Front are at SHINE tomorrow from 10.30am – 12pm.

We have potatoes and various seeds to help get you started with growing at home.

Pop along and see us!

If you sign up to the project we can support your growing via our facebook page and visit your growing space if you become one of our active growers.

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Grow Early & Recycle Workshop – Thackray Medical Museum

Spaces still available on the Back to Front workshop this Sunday 20 March, 1pm – 3pm at Thackray Medical Museum.

Get in touch to book a place: / 0113 320 0159 (ext: 5)

Grow early and recycle

Grow an interesting variety of chillis, tomatoes and salads to enhance your food and environment this summer.

Re-use your plastic bottles to create bottle propagators, self-watering seed protectors and to grow in confined places by making salad towers. We will provide seeds, compost, pots, materials and inspiration to use your waste and space in innovative ways.

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Food Growing Workshop at SHINE – Tuesday 8 March

Come along to our FREE food growing workshop at

SHINE, Harehills Road on Tuesday 8 March, 10.30am – 12pm

Find out about how to grow fruit and veg at home

Get helpful tips and ask advice from our knowledgable project facilitators

Drop-in no need to book

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Monthly Growing workshops at SHINE – dates just announced for 2016

SHINE Free Workshops

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Community Composting Event – Saturday 27th February

Spring isn’t too far away. There’s lots to be getting on with and you can learn more at our events. Look out for our composting special at the Thackray Museum at the end of February. Click on the link below to find out more and book a FREE ticket.

TMM composting flyer final 2

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Joe Maiden


We were extremely saddened to hear about the loss of Joe Maiden. Joe had been a great supporter of our project since the beginning and we were honoured to have him come and inspire us in the past and at the start of this growing season. He didn’t have to come and deliver this training but he did and shared not only his vast knowledge and experience, but also his passion and personal memories, drawing everyone into his world.

FG by Joe MaidenMany of our Harehills growers have plants grown by Joe in their gardens from this workshop. We like to think the passion of Joe will in this way spread from neighbour to neighbour. Joe’ front garden design for his kitchen garden won a gold award

We send our sympathies to Betty and family, as well as Tim and the team at Tim and Joe at BBC radio Leeds.

Thank you Joe, we will miss you but the memory of you and what you stood for will live on

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Growing Workshop – Tuesday 4th August 11am – 1pm

Tuesday 4th August 11am – 1pm

FREE family growing workshop at Thackary Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

Come along to Thackary Medical Museum tomorrow and join the Back to Front team to have a go at food growing, answer your food growing queries and sign up to the project.

Everyone that signs up to the Back to Front project tomorrow will receive FREE pass to the Thackary Medical Museum

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