Next Growers Support Meeting

This is on October the 18th at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, 9.30 start.

Please book here:


Pumpkin Rescue in October

We are running an additional autumn event in the morning of the 18th of October around the Pumpkin Rescue campaign (see last issue) – and it’s a good one!


The Health and Wellbeing Service, together with Feed Leeds, LESSN and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm are delighted to present this exciting and newsworthy event. Bringing together two imperative topics, climate change and food waste, this event will help to show schools how you can engage your pupils with making a different to our planet and all through the medium of pumpkins! Delegates will learn about the pumpkin rescue campaign, how to carve and utilise almost every last bit of a delicious pumpkin to create nutritious recipes. 

The event will also include clear guidance and advice for how to reduce food waste throughout school and effect waste management systems. There will be an interactive workshop on composting for schools, to give school staff a hands on experience of how and what to compost.

Finally, all this will support schools to deliver key priorities and actions to address climate change and learn about how to make your school a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place to learn and grow.”

Schools need to pay to attend, but actually we find this increases numbers as heads see the event as having more value. Contact Siobhan.O’ to book.


Arthur Halliwell Education in the Outdoors Award is now open

The Arthur Halliwell Education in the Outdoors Award is now open for applications from West Yorkshire schools. Would you like to share your current activity, achievements and future plans that inspire young people to engage with the outdoors?

The closing date of Friday 25th May but the application form is short and easy to complete. For more information and an application form visit

Good luck!