Roundhay Environmental Action Project - REAP

Leeds Roundhay residents taking positive action to reduce food miles, recycling waste and living more sustainably

Roundhay Environmental Action Project - REAP

Gardening in Roundhay

The REAP Gardening Group wants to help our community to grow as much of our own food as possible. By doing this, we will not only reduce our food miles, recycle our green waste and reduce our carbon footprint, but we will also improve our health and wellbeing.

Get involved and join our growing gardening community.


GARDENING GUIDES


USEFUL LINKS

What the Gardening Group does

We are involved in many things, such as

  • Establishing and looking after the Oakwood Edible Bed
  • Monthly stall at Oakwood Farmers’ Market
  • Roundhay Open Gardens Ideas Trail. 
    Next one on Sunday 24 June 2018.
    Map and Guide here.
  • Advice and information about garden composting
  • Working with schools to encourage gardening and growing food
  • Supporting Allerton Grange Community Field’s edible bed and community orchard

Greening Up Our Area

Do You Value Your Front Garden?

REAP Gardening Group are doing research with the Leeds Urban Impact Programme, a collaboration between Leeds City Council and Leeds University, to explore local residents’ attitudes to their front gardens and their understanding of the impact on community wellbeing when these gardens disappear.

Research from the RHS shows that a 1/4 of UK front gardens are paved over and a 1/3 have no plants in them at all.

This is happening despite our growing knowledge of the environmental and health benefits which communities derive from gardens.

We hope to have some results to share soon.

WHY WE NEED GREEN FRONT GARDENS:

  • Helps keep our towns cooler in summer.
  • Makes our suburban streets pleasant to walk through.
  • Improves air quality
  • Helps prevent flooding, through storm water mitigation.
  • Provides a source of habitats for wildlife.
  • Helps keep you healthy.

Contact Us

We always welcome new ideas and new members. We regularly have meetings and we welcome anyone along.

If you would like to join or find out how to become part of the group, please email us on info@reap-leeds.org.uk.


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Energy

Through events and information we want to raise awareness of what we can all do to cut our fuel / energy bills.

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Plastics

REAP Plastics wants to help our community recycle and reduce our use of plastics.

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Gardening

REAP Gardening wants to help our community to grow as much of our own food as possible.

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Transport

REAP Transport is working to raise awareness of the most eco-friendly and fuel efficient ways to get around.

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Events

REAP Events are working to raise awareness of more sustainable living & reduce our carbon footprint.

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