Green Contacts




The numbers represent IDs on The Urbal Map

ABLE Project Wakefield (honey, veg, fish, training, wildlife etc) 2924
Ahead Partnerships Skills-based employee volunteering
Aire Action Leeds
Allotment Association
Allotment uk advice and support site
Armley Common Rights Trust
Back To Front – Chapeltown and Harehills-based food project 4289 & 2726 FL
Bake Your Lawn Sustain and Real Bread Campaign project to teach kids where bread comes from.
Bardon Grange Leeds University Union food growing at Oxley Hall 185
Bedford Fields Community Forest GardenWoodhouse Cliff 192
Beekeeping for Beginners
Beeston Festival
BIG DIG a nationwide project which aims to engage over 10,000 people in community food-growing projects across England
BITC Business in the Community (Yorkshire and Humber) employee volunteering
Botanical Society of the British Isles – BSBI
British Arachnological Society
British Dragonfly Society
British Lichen Society
Butterfly Conservation, Yorkshire Branch
Café Economique Sustainable Economics-focused talks and debate in Chapel Allerton
Café Everythinque Web hub for wide-ranging discussion of future challenges, social melting pot and and a central ‘what’s on next’ in Leeds. London food growing project
CASSE Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (Leeds branch)
Chapel Allerton Allotments and Gardeners Association 3533
Chapeltown Co-housing (aka Roseville / Leopold St)FL
Chapeltown Food Festival – FB – One-off event on 22 Sept 2012 POSTPOSED FL
Churwell Action Group
Co-operatives UK Downloadable advice on setting up co-operatives
CPRE Campaign to Protect Rural England
Craghill and Woodside Residents Group
Deliciously Yorkshire – promoting local commercial producers and outlets 2925
Dragonfli bees and bee advice
Earth Communities (Aus). New thinking on corporate economics
Eat the Street project Armley Town Street
Edible Cities (Leeds) – Permaculture training and much more 2930 FL
Edible Futures Bristol based.
Edible Public Space Public Harvest Project in Chapeltown (and elswhere in due course). 194 FL
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
Feed Leeds – A major new initiative by Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside. Leeds Uni, LeedsBeckett University, UI and many of the organisations linked below FL
FeedingManchester – The Food Think Tank
Friends of Adel Woods 2632
Friends of Allerton Grange Fields / Allerton Grange in Bloom 2716
Friends of Arthur’s Rein / Fernville Fields 2648
Friends of Beckett St Cemetery 2633
Friends of Chevin Forest 2634
Friends of Cross Flatts Park 2721
Friends of Dartmouth Park 2719
Friends of Gipton Wood 2720
Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods 2638
Friends of Holbeck Cemetery 2722
Friends of Hunger Hills Woods 2715
Friends of Killingbeck Fields (Precise location unclear)
Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery 2640
Friends of Middleton Park 2635
Friends of Parkinsons Park (location unknown)
Friends of Post Hill (location unknown)
Friends of Potternewton Park 2723
Friends of Rothwell Country Park 2642
Friends of Roundhay Park 2641
Friends of Skelton Grange (see TCV)
Friends of Temple Newsom Park and Temple Newsome Volunteer Groups 2637
Friends of Wigton Moor Woods (Precise location unclear)
Friends of Woodhall Lake 2654
Friends of Woodhouse Moor 2724
Garden for Champions – Leeds Uni Urban Ecosytems (including a Chelsea Garden).
Golden Acre Park Volunteers 2639
Green Action Co-op, based at UoL Student Union
Green Drinks Monthly social networking event. Meets early evening of the third Tuesday every month at Lounge Bar, Merrion Street, Leeds
Green Leeds Grants via Leeds City Council
Green Vision (Leeds Beckett University based Think Tank)
Greenspace – national parks charity
Groundwork Leeds A charity that “helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way” (Some food projects). 5976 FL
Growing Better establishes and manages urban farm sites that create a therapeutic environment for people experiencing mental health challenges.
Growit (and Cookit) Open Futures (schools charity)
Headingley Community Orchard Various sites around Headingley 3768
Headingley Development Trust run pig co-op and orchard see above FL
Headlingley Pig and Fowl Co-op Run by Headingley Dev Trust and Swillington Organic Farm 114
Healthy Living Network Leeds Promoting wellbeing and good food
Hungry Fungi
Hyde Park Neighbourhood Food-growing Scheme(A TINWOLF Project) 2627
Hyde Park Source / Rosebank Project 2627
Incredible Edible Todmorden (not Leeds but close enough to visit for inspiration).
Inkwell Arts Garden at the old Shoulder of Mutton3771
Instaplanta – Yorkshire makers of self-watering, movable raised beds – for brownfield sites (start-up till permanent beds possible), schools, care homes, private gardens etc (best used with roof or grey water).2926
Kindling Trust / Manchester Veg People
Kippax Community Supported Agriculture Kippax-based project offering much more than just food. 128 189
Kirkstall Community Garden “a great opportunity for local people to meet, share knowledge & teach kids about fruit/veg & have a go at growing your own” 5905
Laneside Trust self-financing social enterprise crowing crops and providing training in horticulture and “back to work” experience in a team-working environment for people recovering from mental health and other disability. FL
Lawn Tennis Association (Leeds) – no local contact details
Leeds and District Football Association
Leeds and District Gardeners Association (links tosuppliers etc) Various Allotments Layer FL
Leeds Beckett University Landscape Architecture, Garden Art & Design and Urban Design FL
Leeds Beckett University LSi Leeds Sustainability Institute (esp Design and Ecological Engineering) FL
Leeds Bee Coop (blog)
Leeds Beekeepers Association 2927 and 2928
Leeds City College Horticulture and Environment Courses Various courses at various levels.
Leeds City Council Allotments Various Allotments Layer
Leeds City Council City Development FL
Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside FL
Leeds City Council School Meals
Leeds City Region (The larger area, including York and other towns)
Leeds Climate Action Coalition Monitoring LCC’s progress in delivering 40% reduction in C02 by 2020 and more.
Leeds Climate Change Partnership Remit is to develop a strategy which will deliver Leeds’ commitment to the Nottingham Declaration which commits local authorities to tackle climate change.
Leeds Coppice
Leeds Edible Campus
Leeds Edible Schools Sustainability Network
Leeds Friends of the Earth
Leeds Green Party
Leeds Horticultural Society 2929
Leeds In Bloom
Leeds Initiative Leeds Strategic Partnership
Leeds Loves Food – annual Food Festival.
Leeds Naturalists Club & Scientific Association
Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum LCC Parks engagement exercise
Leeds Parks Volunteers
Leeds Pemaculture Network ‘Permaculture’ is ‘permanent agriculture’ – using ecological principles to produce food and much more. 2933
Leeds Ramblers
Leeds Rugby Foundation
Leeds Urban Harvest picking unwanted fruit to make pickles, juice, cider etc.FL
Leeds Urban Orchard / Helping Britain Blossoncoming soon
Leeds Voice Environment Forum Representing different sectors in Leeds within decision making bodies which affect environmental issues in the city FL
Leeds Wildlife Volunteers
Leeds Willing Wellies
Leeds Women’s Environmental Network
LILAC Low Impact Living Affordable CommunityLeeds’ pioneering co-operatively managed cohousing eco neighbourhood in Bramley 3813 and 188.
Limetree Community Trust (Moortown)
LS14 Trust
Manchester Tree Audit
Marleborough Green Roof Project excellent inner city growing scheme at Parkdale Hall Centre 5902
Meanwood Valley Partnerhship
Meanwood Valley Partnership
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Some food, mainly for educational purposes, also cattle etc. 129
Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group
Moortown Community Group
Morrisons Let’s Grow – school support project
Msito (m-see-too) Food foraging in Leeds
National Federation of Cemetery Friends
New Shoots Garden Group based at Braken Edge Primary School 3018
Newlay and White Cote Residents Association
NHS Leeds – initiators of Back to Front, and active in Feed Leeds FL
North of England Horticultural Society NEHS Gardening Grants
Northern Fruit Group – based in Otley. FL
Parks and Countryside Rangers and Leeds Parks Events PDF
Permaculture Association (Britain) Based in Leeds, supports people and projects through training, networking and research, using the ethics and principles of permaculture 2931 FL
Plantlocator impacts – Construction
Plantlocator impacts – Farming
Powerswitch Peak oil activists, making practical solutions towards an oil free life
Pudsey Park Volunteers 2636
PuLSE – Pudsey Land Share and much more 3770
Real Junk Food Project 6558
REAP (Roundhay Environmental Action Project) – North East Leeds group, including Oakwood Farmers Market FL
Redhall Nurseries. LCC Parks Dpt, very innovative and far-sighted – growing veg for parks, recyling coffee grounds, working with schools promoting veg growing and much more 5496 FL
RHS Grow Your Own Very Active in Leeds
Rosebank Food Project / Hyde Park Source 2627
Roseville Co-housing Leopold St Project Co-housing and food growing in Chapeltown. 2659 FL
RSPB Leeds
Rural Action Yorkshire works with villages and smaller rural communities
SAG Leeds University Earth and Environment Sustainability Action Group – 3 beehives on campus5466
School Food Matters for anyone who cares about school food and food education
School of Food Science and Nutrition, Leeds University
Schumacher North Based on the pioneering work of EF Schumacher – deep ecology, eco-philosophy and social transformation in the north. Located in Leeds[eList]
Seacroft Green Residents Assn
Silver Royd Heritage Conservation Group.
Skelton Woods Environment Group 2643
Skill Will a Social Enterprise offering business, public, charity and social enterprise sectors the opportunity to meet, connect and support each other through partnership opportunities and programmes
Slow Food Uk working to promote the greater enjoyment of food through a better understanding of its taste, quality and production.
Slow Food West Yorkshire
Space 2 (manage back to Front) FL
St George’s Crypt. Charity for the Homeless with strong veg-growing activity 3830
St Marys Gardening Group – exciting roof-top garden in Chapeltown. 2595 FL
Stop Climate Chaos Leeds Network taking action on the roots causes of climate change
Sunday Times Better School Meals project
SURE (SUstainable and REnewable Energy)Community Energy Initiative helping people move to a lower carbon, lower energy lifestyle. Mainly based in Otley and the Wharfe Valley, SURE welcomes new members and volunteers from across the region
SUSchool sustainable schools website
Sustainable Food Trust
Sustainable Urban Environments – comprehensive academic project.
Swillington Organic Farm 114
The Conservation Volunteers Leeds (FormerlyBTCV), including some food growing at Hollybush Farm 132 / 2932 and Skelton Grange. 130/131
The Conservation Volunteers Leeds (FormerlyBTCV), including some food growing at Hollybush Farm 132 / 2932 and Skelton Grange. 130/131
The Natural Step – ‘accellerating change towards sustainability’
TIDAL ‘Global Activism in Leeds’ [eList] and Calendar
TIM in York York Incredible Edible Movement
TINWOLF Leeds North West Transition group – website is a bit out of date, group members are active in other areas
Transition Leeds Useful resource, but group not currently active as such [eList]
Transition Meanwood Transition Group based, unsurprisingly, in Meanwood [eList] and Calendar4285
University of Leeds Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy
University of Leeds Earth and Environment (Sustainability Action Group) 5466
University of Leeds Geography Dpt FL
University of Leeds MA in Activism and Social Change.
University of Leeds Sustainability Research Institute
University of Leeds Urban Food Justice Leeds urban agriculture, social cohesion and environmental justice research project
Urbal Institute FL
Urban Bloom FB Edible planting at Waitrose, Meanwood – for starters 5298
Voluntary Action Leeds Envornment Forum FL
Voluntary Action Leeds Volunteer Centre – register as a volunteer or as someone needing volunteers
Volunteer Wednesdays (Armley Park, Bramley Park, Burley Park, Cross Flatts Park, East End Park Holbeck Moor, Manston Park, Potternewton Park 2723, Wortley Rec).
Wades Trust Leeds public open space charity
West Yorkshire Organic Group
Woddlesford and Oulton Action Group
Woodhouse Ridge Action Group 2644
Wrap Up Leeds Free insulation from Leeds City Council
Wyke Beck Valley Pride Project • Friends of Wyke Beck Woods • Wyke Beck Volunteers FB VariousFriends layer
Yorkshire Naturalists Union
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Zest for Life FL
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