Ever fancied getting your hands dirty by helping out at West Leeds’s newest community-led farm? Well now’s your chance!
Come down and talk to members of the Kirkstall Valley Farm steering group to find out more about the farm’s aims and objectives – and discover how you can get more involved at the 16-acre former Burley Mills Farm site.
Farm chair Roger Plumtree will be leading groups of six on walks and talks on Friday 14th (6pm) Saturday 15th and Sun 16th August (10am, 1pm and 3pm).
Booking is essential to keep group sizes down. Please e-mail Roger on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm helpers are also inviting people to join them for ‘Mystical Summer Holiday’ family games and activities this month:
In the 12 weeks to February farm volunteers crowdfunded £45,000 from over 300 supporters to get the farm going. Sadly the coronavirus has put back plans, but the 135 members have formed growing, structures, events, wildlife and marketing groups that are ready to go.
At the same time volunteers have revitalised the allotments on the site, which has grown from six plot holders to more than 20.
The farm is supported by the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust and is based off Kirkstall Road, accessed from the side of Ready Steady Store. It was privately farmed for many years until the leaseholder died in 2017.