This from Grow to School – (Feed Leeds members)
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
Our next gathering will be on the 30th of November in The Boardroom, Adams Court, Kildare Terrace, Leeds, LS12 1DB – 2-4pm. (Please contact us to book)
In November, LESSN held a workshop in partnership with the Health and Wellbeing Service and the Food for Life Partnership. The focus of the workshop was on starting a school garden as the new School Food Plan www.schoolfoodplan.com, which aims to dramatically improve the food experience in schools with such initiatives as the universal infant free school meals, also firmly sets growing into the curriculum. From our research, we knew that while many schools are keen to start growing but struggle with getting started. So we thought an introductory workshop with some insights from more experienced growers would be helpful. Continue reading ““How to Start a School Garden” Workshop”
PDF’s of powerpoint slides:
Tom Bliss – Introduction and details of Edible Playground offer (from Trees for Cities)
Click here for audio of the seminar (Edible Playground is at the end)
The Conservation Volunteers and OVO Energy are currently offering free trees to schools and community groups.
I Dig Trees saw 158,000 trees planted last year, and this year they want to enable schools, community groups, volunteers, landowners and councils to achieve even more.
They have a huge variety of species and the trees come in packs of 50 (with a maximum order of 950), meaning here is a huge scope to dramatically enhance school playing fields and benefit communal green spaces.
They are also offering a tree planting service alongside the scheme, using their practical team volunteers at Hollybush Farm. This costs £300 per day and they can usually plant around 300 per day – meaning each tree ordered, delivered and planted costs any organisation who wishes to benefit just £1.