Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, a registered charity, was established in 1980 to provide services to inner city communities. From the Farm’s humble beginnings operating from two old caravans, it has grown into a 24 acre site. It’s not only a working farm with a wide variety of animals, but also a major centre for community and environmental work.
Services we provide include:
- Environmental education services to schools – Projects include minibeast hunts, incubation and mud workshop
- Holiday Playschemes
- Alternative Programme – Engage ReConnect Project – delivered to high school pupils aged 13-16 years who are experiencing problems in main stream education
- Foundation Learning delivered to unemployed 16-18 year age range
- Development programme to adults with learning disabilities
- Training – NOCN Progression Awards
- Allotments to local people
- Leisure resource that is open to visitors every day (café closed Mondays)
- Conference facilities – We have two rooms of differing sizes available to hire for meetings, community groups etc. Please email us if you would like more information.
- Children’s parties – Please pop into the café to discuss your requirements
Partnership and Training
The Farm works in partnership with Leeds City Council Adult Social Care in providing a community care scheme where adults with learning disabilities receive training in gardening, literacy and numeracy. For these individuals, being based in an integrated environment has positive benefits.