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The Pumpkin Rescue - Composting, Food Waste & Climate Change!

Engage your pupils with making a difference to our planet and all through the medium of pumpkins!


The Health and Wellbeing Service, together with Feed Leeds, LESSN, Leeds Rotters and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm are delighted to present this exciting and newsworthy event. Bringing together two imperative topics, climate change and food waste.


Delegates will learn about the pumpkin rescue campaign, how to carve and utilise almost every last bit of a delicious pumpkin to create nutritious recipes.

The event will also include clear guidance and advice for how to reduce food waste throughout school and deliver effective waste management systems. There will be an interactive workshop on composting, to give school staff a hands on experience of how and what to compost.


This will support schools to deliver key priorities and actions to address climate change and learn about how to make your school a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place to learn and grow.

Delegates will take away their very own locally sourced pumpkin to take back to school and begin to apply practical skills and learning from the course to engage pupils with reducing food waste and healthy eating.

Booking Information

Cost: Free for schools with a full SLA, £35 trial price to all other delegates from Leeds schools, (including schools with a basic package SLA).

Note: If you work with young people or know any community groups in your local area, and would like to attend an event about making a different to the environment please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/green-your-youth-work-supporting-more-youth-action-for-nature-tickets-68262209105 to find out more!

18 Oct 2019 09:30 - 12:00

Closing date: 04/10/2019
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Date and Time

18 Oct 2019 09:30 - 12:00


Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Road, Meanwood, Leeds, LS7 2QG.


Siobhan O'Mahony
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