Pumpkin Rescue Training

The event on the 18th Oct at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, entitled “The Pumpkin Rescue Training – Food Waste, Composting & Climate Change” was a great success, with Sonja Woodcock from Feed Leeds and FoodWise Leeds on the impact of food waste on the climate, Paul Magnall from Leeds Rotters on composting, Siobhan Jennings from School Wellbeing on the role of schools, Ben Lawson from MVUF on composting (including a tour of the farm and compost area), and Kevin McKay from ReThink Food (formerly Fuel for School) on their current work, including aeroponic towers for growing inside the classroom – with Tom Bliss and Rosie Atkins in support.

The team were delighted with the enthusiasm and engagement from the nine schools attending, and have resolved to hold more, longer sessions – possibly returning to full day events, in the spring.

Slides from the event are here: The Pumpkin Rescue – PP – 18.10.2019 (1)-1

See also:

Pumpkin recipes booklet

Community Composting leaflet

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