Project: LESSN

Leeds Edible Schools Sustainability Network: Growing – Learning – Sustaining

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See what you could do by exploring the Interactive School HERE

Explore what schools near you are doing on our schools map. Your own entry is almost certain to be out of date because we can’t keep track of what everyone is doing – so please put us right and we’ll update. Thanks! (Open in fall frame to see the layer list HERE).


LESSN was founded by members of the Feed Leeds committee (it’s currently a Feed Leeds ‘co-managed’ project) and network, with funding from the Leeds Sustainability Institute for the Interactive School and other parts of this website. We have no formal structure, constitution or funding at present, but we do respond promptly to enquiries and aim to help by connecting people with contacts in the network.

We also run networking and support workshops for school growers – in collaboration with Leeds City Council Health and Wellbeing (Schools) at least twice a year – often at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, and other events as and when we can, and we contribute to activity by network partners.

Help for schools can be found on the LESSN Bookshelf HERE, and the schools resources page HERE.

Please contact us if you would like to come to one of our events.

Founding Partners:

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Farsley Farfield Primary School

Feed Leeds

Groundwork Leeds 

Grow to School

Healthy Living Network 

Incredible Edible Todmorden 

Leeds City Council Sustainable Schools / School Wellbeing 

Leeds City Council Sustainable Development 

Leeds City Council Redhall Nurseries

Leeds Beckett Education and Childhood 

Leeds Beckett Landscape Architecture 

Leeds Sustainability Institute 

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm 

Middleton Primary School 

Middleton St Marys Primary School 

Mill Field Primary School 

New Shoots Garden Group at Bracken Edge Primary School

REAP (Roundhay Environmental Action Project 

Royal Horticultural Society 

Sharp Lane Primary School 

Space 2 

St Stephens Well Community Garden  

The Conservation Volunteers (Hollybush Farm and Skelton Grange) 

The Orchard Project


University of Leeds: Geography / Urban Food Justice

Urban Buzz Leeds

and Rosie Atkins

We do not have a specific mailing list for LESSN. Please see Contact for data and privacy policy.