Rooted

Phone: 07706643035
Address: Leeds University Union
LS2 9JZ

Rooted is Leeds University Student Union's community food growing project. We manage a number of edible growing spaces on campus, including perennial forest gardens, an edible wall, a salad growing enterprise and an annual vegetable garden. We run 2 volunteer sessions each week and also sell salad to the University refectory and salad bags in LUU's shop, Essentials. The project is open to staff, students and the wider community and most of the gardens are open so people can harvest for free whenever they wish. We also run courses and events throughout the year.

Our aims:

Community
· Foster community between students, staff and other local people and organisations
· Promote fresh, local, and seasonal food to the local community
· Be economically viable and offer value for money
· Offer a relaxing space to promote good physical and mental wellbeing

Education
· Educate, empower and encourage students, staff and other local people in food growing and gardening skills
· Promote knowledge and understanding of sustainable food production (we practice and endorse Permaculture principles)
· Demonstrate and encourage urban agriculture

Environment
· Grow organic food and plants using low-carbon, environmentally-friendly methods
· Promote biodiversity and healthy soils, as a means to healthy plants and produce
· Use resources in a low-carbon and environmentally-friendly way

Facilities: Volunteering, Picnic area, Community recycling/composting, Wildlife area
Open to the public? Yes
Open to the public - details: Open access
Accessible? Yes
Livestock?: No