Food growing awards are looking for nominations

Feed Leeds, the sustainable food growing network is encouraging people in South Leeds to nominate people and projects for their Food Growing Awards 2024.

Winners of the inaugural Feed Leeds Local Food Growing Awards will be announced at the Feed Leeds AGM Celebration in February.

We want to celebrate food growing South Leeds, so nominate your local food growing champions today. Nominations are open until Monday 12 February at: forms.office.com/e/9QubE195tL

The award categories are:

Most Enthusiastic Young Gardener – Feed Leeds wants to celebrate young people who are getting their hands dirty and learning to grow food. This can be in their own, or in a school or community garden. Tell us about the young people in Leeds making a difference.

Outstanding Community Champion – We know that success of community gardening projects depends on the commitment of individuals who turn up each week with enthusiasm to learn, share, encourage and engage others in getting involved with food growing. Let us know who you are nominating as your local community champion.

Best Food Growing Initiative – We want to celebrate food growing initiatives across the city and to celebrate their successes. Tell us about your community or school garden or orchards, your market garden, CSA or other food growing enterprise. Tell us what you have achieved so far and any future plans. We want to plant the seeds for local food growing in every community in Leeds!

Best Food Growing Project Supporting Sustainability and Resilience – Amid concerns for the climate emergency and increasing inequality, Feed Leeds wants to showcase the very best in community food growing in Leeds. We are looking for food growing projects that are helping communities become more sustainable and resilient. It could be a project that supplies fresh produce to local food banks or community kitchens, a community orchard or community garden that teaches people to grow and harvest their own fruit and vegetables. Tell us how your project helps others.

Best Local Business Supporting Local Sustainable Food Growing – Local businesses and restaurants can play an integral role in supporting local food growing initiatives, helping them to grow and be financially viable. Feed Leeds wants to discover which businesses are supporting local food growing initiatives and celebrate their vision and commitment to supporting the Leeds local food network.

Best Community Composting Group – Composting food scraps is a great way to reduce carbon emissions and return nutrients back to the soil. Community composting is on the rise and Feed Leeds is keen to find the best community composting group in Leeds. Composting groups can be with neighbours, via the Share Waste app, at school or a community gardening project. Let us know who is leading the way through composting!

Feed Leeds is a sustainable food growing network – encouraging and connecting individuals, communities and organisations in Leeds. As part of our ambition to increase local food growing, we are celebrating the people and projects putting local food growing at the heart of what they do.

 

This post is based on a press release issued by Feed Leeds

 

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