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.
STOP PRESS: Roundhay Open Gardens 2021 was a great success despite the rain. Thank you to everyone who participated. We raised £3,479.33 for St Gemma’s Hospice. Woohoo!!
We are involved in many things, such as
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:
We always welcome new ideas and new members. We regularly have meetings and we welcome anyone along.
If you would like to join REAP and get involved, please complete this application form.
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