If you favour the notion of a community-run farm, then you might want to consider contributing to the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust crowdfunder:
The farm is a 16 acre property situated north of Cardigan Fields, which has been farmed since the mid-twentieth century, although the last tenant farmer died in 2017. The Trust has been offered the lease by the Council to make the farm a social and educational centre for the area. The intention is also to supply fresh vegetables to the local community via a veg box scheme.
The money raised will buy equipment and ensure storage is constructed, as well as polytunnels. There will also be a social area. A grower will be appointed in 2020 and a team of volunteers is being put together.
The crowdfunder runs until the middle of January 2020
Photograph provided by Kirkstall Valley Development Trust.
Helen’s interests are wide-ranging, from food to music to art and comedy. She is especially keen on writing about local charitable activity and events as well as the opportunities the City Region has to offer to those with hidden talents.