Key Links

Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum

There is a very well-established network of volunteer groups – one for nearly every park, woodland and major green spaces in Leeds – some of whom are also involved with food growing (and more might be if asked nicely)! They meet at Feed Leeds’ sister organisation; the Leeds Parks and Greenspace forum. There is a full list of members on that website.

The Conservation Volunteers

Groundwork NEWY (North, East and West Yorkshire)

Hyde Park Source

LCC Redhall Nurseries

Leeds Horticultural Society

Royal Horticultural Society

Back to Front

Leeds Permaculture Network

Sustain web Growing Health

Growing Health is a national project to see how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting health and wellbeing.



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Sample Constitution

Advice on growing

From Garden Organic: No Dig Gardening

Back to Front Manual here

Back to Front Community Guidelines booklet here

See also a huge number of downloadable files in the ‘Growing Vegetables’ section of the LESSN ‘Bookshelf‘ and of dozens of links on the Advice pages

Agreements, Licences and Rules

Feed Leeds’ Advice re Community Partnership Agreements (see below) Advice

Community Partnership Agreement (use this when you’re ready – NB see Advice note above first) template

Rules re bonfires (anywhere in Leeds) bonfires

Download – Highways Cultivation Licence

Download – Allotment Rules.

Download – Allotment Structure Rules.

Download – LCC presentation on contaminated land.

Volunteers and Groups

Recruiting Volunteers (from Parks) how to

Download – Volunteers and the Law (from Volunteering England)

Volunteers Health and Safety handbook

Safeguarding (requirement for all volunteers on LCC land) Guide

Data Protection guide


There is now a one stop shop for funding in Leeds: Funding Leeds

Food Strategy and Policy see the Leeds Food Partnership