On February 4th, the MYHarvest team were invited to the Leeds District Allotment and Gardeners Federation (LDGF) training day. It was an excellent opportunity to meet allotment gardeners from across the area and hear about the ways in which Leeds City Council and Leeds Allotment and Gardeners Federation are working together.
The MYHarvest team had the opportunity to explain our research to interested allotment gardeners throughout the day, and Jill Edmondson spoke to the group about the purpose of the MYHarvest project to great interest.
The event, which was attended by over 40 people including representatives from Feed Leeds, National Allotment Society and Community Matters Yorkshire, was held in the impressive Redhall Nursery in the North East of the city.
The city council have used this nursery to grow over 3 million plants every year to brighten up parks, roundabouts and schools across the city. This event was perhaps the only opportunity we’ll have to talk in this impressive location (see photo); in the coming months the growers will be moving to a new, purpose built facility boasting a whopping 19,000m2 of glasshouses!
For more information on the Leeds District Allotment and Gardeners Federation, visit their website here: http://www.ldgf.org.uk/